Ken Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed – Building Resilience

GinsburgFollowing up after Dr. Ginsburg’s November 2, 2015 visit to Hatboro-Horsham

On Monday, November 2, 2015, Dr. Ginsburg addressed an audience of families and community members who learned a great deal about raising children to become resilient, and paving the way for a lifetime of healthy coping skills. The following day, Dr. Ginsburg spoke to the entire Kindergarten through grade 12 staff of Hatboro-Horsham School District for a full Professional Development Inservice Day.

The feedback from both presentations has been tremendous, and now you have the opportunity to see what all the excitement is about! Thanks to Bob Anderson,  HHSD’s videographer (with help from Val Fasy), we are able to provide the complete videos from both presentations.

Ken Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed 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.

“Every adult who cares about young people MUST hear this talk!”

“Dr. Ginsburg was absolutely terrific.
I recommend his presentation to everyone!”

Learn more about Resilience & Dr. Ginsburg:

How Free Play Can Define Kids’ Success
Dr. Ginsburg’s publications for parents
The 7 Cs: The Essential Building Blocks of Resilience
“The Six Words We Need to Say to Our Kids”
Family Checkup: Preventing Drug Misuse
Parent Talk Kit: Tips for Preventing Drug & Alcohol Misuse

Watch Dr. Ginsburg’s Presentation for Families & Community Members:

Watch Dr. Ginsburg’s Presentation for Educators:

Part 1: Defining Success
Part 2: Youth Development Model
Part 3: Resilience
Part 4: Body Language
Part 6: Making Connections
Part 7: Behavioral Change
Part 5: Resilience in Action
Part 8: Perfectionism
Part 9: Creating High Achievers
Part 10: The Mother System
Part 11: Managing Control
Part 12: Controlling Destiny
Part 13: Parental Control
Part 14: Effective Monitoring
Part 15: Positive Coping Strategies
Part 16: Healthy Body
Part 17: Managing Emotional Release
Part 18: The Dot Project
Part 19: Conclusion

Dr. Ginsburg’s appearances were made possible by:


Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director at Be a Part of the Conversation
Kim Porter, CFRS is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation. Having served as the Community Program Coordinator and Parent Liaison for Be a Part of the Conversation since its inception in 2011, she was named Executive Director of this vital organization in 2014.

Kim's Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) credential was created for adults who have been directly impacted by another person's substance use disorder. The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services. A CFRS is trained to help families move into and through the recovery process.

With more than 25 years of experience in graphics and marketing, Kim had a freelance graphic design business and was the Marketing Coordinator of the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation after several years as a member of their Board of Directors. Today she is happy to put all that creative energy into spreading the word about Be a Part of the Conversation.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at West Virginia University, with a concentration in public relations. She was proud to serve as WVU's student body president. Kim started out as an advertising account executive at a newspaper, then learned the graphic design trade while working with her mentor and friend, Chuck Moran, at his design firm in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kim currently lives in Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She previously lived in Horsham Township for 22 years, where she and Michael raised two wonderful children who support this amazing journey she has embarked upon.
Kim Porter, CFRS
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