WALLA WALLA, WA -- This Wednesday, June 28, more than 400 parents, educators, mental health workers, law enforcement, and other professionals will gather at Whitman College in Walla Walla for the "Beyond Paper Tigers" conference. The 2017 trauma-informed care conference addresses the international concern surrounding the impacts of chronic stress and trauma on childhood development.
Beyond Paper Tigers follows the renewed interest in this topic after the success of James Redford's 2015 documentary "Paper Tigers," filmed in Walla Walla. Now more than ever, both parents and professionals struggle to understand the complex and continued affects of trauma on a youth's brain development. The 2017 conference includes keynote presenter Dr. Ken Ginsburg, along with 20 unique breakout sessions facilitated by community and mental health professionals.
"Young people live up or down to expectations we set for them," notes Dr. Ginsburg. "They need adults who believe in them unconditionally and hold them to the high expectations of being compassionate, generous, and creative."
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 practices social adolescent medicine -- medicine with special attention to prevention and the recognition that social context and stressors affect both physical and emotional health.
Beyond Paper Tigers 2017 begins at 8:30 AM on June 28 and concludes at 1:00 PM on June 29. The Children's Resilience Initiative is also sponsoring a free community event on the first evening of the conference from 6:30-8 PM at 345 Boyer Ave. in Walla Walla. That event is open to the public, with doors opening at 6 PM.
For more information, visit www.beyondpapertigers.com
or contact Rick Griffin, Jubilee Academy Executive Director, at 509.749.2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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