Resilience in Action: A Strength-based Approach to Working with Young People

A Southern Oregon Success Key Leaders & Community Event

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:00am – 12:00pm
Craterian Theater, 23 S Central Ave, Medford

SPECIAL GUEST: nationally renowned expert Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed

“Resilience is the capacity to rise above difficult circumstances, allowing children and youth to exist in this less-than-perfect world, while moving forward with optimism and confidence.”

Dr. Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also serves Philadelphia’s homeless youth as Director of Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania. The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience. His goal is to translate the best of what is known from research and practice into practical approaches parents, professionals and communities can use to prepare children and teens to thrive.

Dr. Ginsburg lectures widely to national and international audiences and has appeared on CNN, NPR, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Morning Show, and ABC, NBC, and CBS Nightly News programs. His most recent books are, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, and Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust, both published by The American Academy of Pediatrics.

This half-day event will feature Dr. Ginsburg in a keynote address and workshop offering strategies and tools to build the Seven Crucial “Cs” – competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control – that prepare children and youth to thrive.

Mary Ferrell, Executive Director of Maslow Project, a contributing sponsor of this event, says, “We know the difference one caring adult can make in the life of a child. Working with Dr. Ginsburg is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be inspired and equipped to begin making that difference today.”

This event is free and open to the public. Please forward this information to anyone interested, and please bring friends and colleagues to the event!

For more information, and to let us know if you plan to attend (and bring others), contact Peter Buckley, Southern Oregon Success at or (541) 858-6732