News Release

Friday, October 18, 2002

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

Conference for Professionals Working with At-Risk Youth

"Angry Young Men: The Gender-Specific Needs of At-Risk Boys and Young Men"

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. -- Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and The Barry Robinson Center will host a day-long conference for professionals working with at-risk youth November 14, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Chesapeake Conference Center, 900 Greenbrier Circle, Chesapeake. The program, entitled "Angry Young Men: The Gender-Specific Needs of At-Risk Boys and Young Men," will focus on:
  • various parental, social, psychological, educational and justice system reasons and high risk behaviors that result in boys being diverted into the criminal justice system;
  • factors relating to aggressive behavior in youth and adults and factors which contribute to effective intervention and resolution; and
  • ways to create therapeutic alliances with young men.
  • Featured presenters will be Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Jim Davis, Ed.S., director of prevention services at The Barry Robinson Center, a Norfolk-based behavioral health system for youth. Kipnis also is author of "Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers and Counselors Can Help 'Bad Boys'." The book will be available for sale at the conference, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit CHKD and The Barry Robinson Center. The book sale and signing are being sponsored by Borders Books and Music. There is a $20 registration fee for the conference, including lunch, and registration deadline is November 11. For more information or to register call (757) 668-7932 or (757) 455-6177.