Webinar hosted by Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County

Date/Time

December 01, 2020
06:30 PM until 08:30 PM

Location

Online with Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County View map

Additional Information

Description

Area parents are invited to a free webinar hosted by Dr. Ken Ginsburg, a renowned author and leading expert on building resilience in children, teens and adults. The webinar, Parenting in an Age of Uncertainty, hosted by Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County (MHC), will provide tips for parents on how to strengthen the family and build lifelong resilience skills in children. It is part of MHC’s Recognize & Rise campaign, a multi-year effort to create community awareness around trauma and resilience.

In these challenging times, many parents are looking for ways to shield their children from fear, anxiety and suffering. In reality, Dr. Ginsburg says, the best way to protect children is to help them build resilience skills they can draw on throughout their lives.

In a two-hour seminar, Ginsburg will offer parents techniques for teaching their children about forgiveness and self-compassion, and discuss ways to make children stronger and better able to cope with life’s challenges. Register at this link.

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also serves as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is co-founder and director of programs at the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.

Ginsburg first worked with MHC in 2013 when he presented at a seminar to more than 800 professionals serving youth in the community. Having given similar presentations in communities across the country, Ginsburg wrote that “there was something qualitatively different about your (MHC’s) commitment to actively address the needs of young people.”

Partnering with Ginsburg and the American Academy of Pediatrics, MHC carried out a three-year communitywide implementation and assessment of the Reaching Teens program, focused on teen trauma and resilience. Earlier this year, Ginsburg released a follow up book, Reaching Teens 2, featuring five chapters from local experts.

About Recognize & Rise
Recognize & Rise is a community awareness campaign designed to support all who have experienced the impact of trauma, toxic stress and adversity. An initiative of Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County, the campaign is designed to educate the community on trauma and resilience, demonstrate ways to build resilience and showcase trauma-informed practices, resources and expertise in Tarrant County.

About Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County
Formed in 2000, in the wake of a deadly shooting at Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Mental Health Connection serves as a model for communities across the country. This coalition of community partners is made up of mental health providers, hospitals, schools, juvenile and criminal justice systems, nonprofits and other organizations across Tarrant County. Members are intent on advancing a seamless mental health system by building a coordinated system of care, addressing emerging needs and developing long-term solutions.