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Resiliency Expert, Dr. Ken Ginsburg, coming to Palo Alto

Original post made by Carrie Manley, Midtown, on Mar 20, 2010

Hi Everyone,
Dr. Ginsburg is the great pediatrician/author/speaker, who was featured on a Palo Alto PTA Council/Challenge Success video a couple of years ago. He will be here live this week, to help parents and educators on the important issue of building youth resiliency, and "best practices" for supporting the mental, emotional and physical well-being of our kids, and all kids.

He'll be speaking to PAUSD parents and educators at Gunn this coming Thursday night... and he is also leading a workshop next Saturday morning. Both events are free, all are welcome. I know we are never lacking for parent ed programs, but if you can only get to one thing this school-year, Dr. Ginsburg is well worth your consideration. One gem I learned from his last presentation: "No one is invulnerable. True resiliency is knowing when to ask for help." That one nugget of advice really resonated with me, and has served as a healthy reminder to me to reach out, when I am facing something tough. He is a speaker you'll remember. Hope you can make it.

“Building Resilience in Children & Teens:
Preparing Our Children for Life”
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:30-8:30pm
PTA Parent Education Special Event, open to all parents, educators and interested community members!

(6:00-6:30pm Community Social & Resource Fair)
Gunn High School
Spangenberg Theatre
780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto

Admission is FREE, everyone welcome!
No RSVP necessary, just come!
Please carpool & arrive early, parking is limited

Live Spanish translation available

Dr. Ken Ginsburg will discuss how to raise resilient children who can deal with stress in an increasingly complex world. Dr. Ginsburg’s unique perspective emphasizes the developmental strengths of youth, equipping parents and educators with skills needed to better teach kids to help themselves.

Learn how to:
•Support children and teens to develop positive coping strategies.
•Recognize the red flags that may indicate when a youth is at risk.
•Help youth develop the seven C’s: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping & control

Dr. Kenneth R. Ginsburg. M.D., MS Ed, FAAP, is a nationally renowned pediatrician, specializing in Adolescent Medicine at our nation’s largest adolescent health clinic in Philadelphia. He is also the director of Health Services at Covenant House of Philadelphia, a shelter for homeless and disenfranchised youth. His books include “A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens”, “But I’m Almost 13; An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent”, and is co-author of “Less Stress, More Success”.

Important note:
Here’s another great opportunity for you to learn more about youth resiliency with Dr. Ginsburg, Saturday, March 27, 2010:

Dr. Ginsburg is also the guest speaker at an in-depth Saturday morning workshop March 27, geared in particular for educators, counselors and health professionals who work with children and teens. Interested parents and community memebers are also warmly welcome to attend this special event. Best of all, it is free, thanks to our incredibly generous sponsors! Advanced registration is required for this event, just visit

We thank the many wonderful organizations and people who have stepped up to sponsor this visit, on behalf of supporting all the youth of Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos.
Special thanks to each and every sponsor, listed below:

Palo Alto Council of PTAs & local PTAs
Challenge Success
Nature’s Alley Floral Shop
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Health Council
CSEA (California School Employees Association
Palo Alto Chapter 301)
Youth Community Service
Adolescent Counseling Services
SHARE (Student Heath Awareness through Resource and Education),
City of Palo Alto Libraries
All Saints’ Episcopal Church of Palo Alto
Congregation Beth Am
St Mark’s Episcopal Church of Palo Alto
Grace Lutheran Church of Palo Alto
First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council & local PTAs
Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation
Mountain View High School Challenge Success
Los Altos United Methodist Church
Marriott Courtyard Hotel
Kepler’s will sell books.
Directions and event details:

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Resilience Training is a great approach, all US Soldiers are signed up as a preventative intervention, humor is also important, it has been going on in the US Military for some time Web Link

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