Expert in childhood resiliency to speak at Whitman

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WALLA WALLA — Views on the resiliency of children during good as well as challenging times will be discussed during a presentation Monday by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg at Reid Campus Center at Whitman College.

The presentation will run from 9-10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

Ginsburg is a Philadelphia-based pediatrician specializing in adolescent care. His research over two decades has focused on helping youth develop solutions to social problems and teach clinicians how to better serve children, according to his website.

Ginsburg has been recognized for his work in “the 7 C’s,” as he calls the building blocks of resilience that help youths overcome adverse childhood events. Amng those are competency, confidence, character and coping.

Sponsored by Blue Mountain Community Foundation, Ginsburg’s presentation, “Our Kids Are Not Broken: The Importance of Resiliency in Overcoming Adversity,” will follow an introduction by documentary filmmaker James Redford.

Redford is working on a project featuring efforts at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla to address the needs of students who face trauma in the home, and the lifelong health problems that can arise with such adversity.

For more information call Blue Mountain Community Foundation at 529-4371

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