Parent Education Event

Post date: Sep 13, 2010 8:2:52 PM

The Lamorinda community welcomes back popular speaker and author

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg

"Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Preparing Our Children for Life"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7:00-9:00pm

Acalanes High School Theater, 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette

In a world where the expectations for success are high, and the pressure to achieve is significant, Dr. Ginsburg aims to start a national dialogue among parents and children of all ages to redefine perceptions of success and evaluate the significant physical and emotional damage that stress and everyday pressures can have on development. He seeks to create strategies to raise resilient children who are capable of dealing with life's difficulties and who learn from personal experiences.

With humor and humility, using real-life scenarios and poignant cases, Dr. Ginsburg gives parents concrete tools and teaches effective communication approaches needed to raise resilient children. His unique perspective emphasizes the developmental strengths of youth, equipping parents with skills needed to better teach kids to help themselves.

You do not want to miss the opportunity to learn from this dynamic and incredibly knowledgeable youth specialist!

Space is limited. Advance ticket sales required. Tickets are $10/each or $15/two

Tickets available at Back to School Night or online

Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., is a nationally recognized pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also serves as director of Health Services at Covenant House of Philadelphia, a shelter for homeless and disenfranchised youth. He is the author of A Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens, which will be available for purchase the evening of the event. Sponsored by: Lafayette School District Parent Education, Healthy Choices Committees: Acalanes, Campolindo, and Miramonte High Schools

Challenge Success Committees: Stanley, Joaquin Moraga and Orinda Intermediate Schools