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Trauma Informed Approach Using Youth Development Principles

June 27, 2016

Time:12:00 am

Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency: Tools and Techniques to Help Young People Thrive

A Training with Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg

The NYC Youth Funders Network, in partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYC Department of Probation, NY Juvenile Justice Initiative, NYC Foster Care Funders Working Group, and Youth Transitions Funders Group, invite you to join representatives from philanthropy, government, and the nonprofit sector for a day of training on how to help young people foster internal resilience, develop positive coping strategies, and build competencies.

We encourage agencies to bring teams of two to six people representing management, middle-management and line staff. Plan to stay all day if possible.

  1. 9:30-9:50am: Welcome by ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrion and Introduction by Kevin Ryan, Executive Director of Covenant House International
  2. 9:50-10:50am: A Framework for the integrated application of positive youth development, resilience theory, and trauma-informed care. Throughout the day, we will explore the impact of trauma on the development of well-being; approaching youth with a strengths-based loving stance; and helping young people restore control over their lives
  3. 10:50am-12:30pm: Tools and techniques for interacting with teenagers and young adults
  4. 12:30-1:30pm: Box lunch catered by Drive Change
  5. 1:30-3:30pm: Tools and techniques continued
  6. 3:30-4:30pm: Self-care: helping caregivers serve youth with a radical calmness and limit their own secondary trauma

A brilliant presenter, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg is an Adolescent Medicine specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He lectures widely to national and international audiences. His most recent books include, “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 (AAP). The AAP has also published a multimedia textbook/toolkit: “Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development” that offers up to 65 continuing education credits for youth serving professionals. Coupons for the discounted purchase of this multimedia toolkit will be available at the event.

Please RSVP to by Friday, June 3rd No food is allowed in the auditorium. Please plan accordingly.


June 27, 2016
12:00 am