News Release

Monday, April 07, 2003

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043, or Grey Martin, BRC, (757) 455-6177

Conference for Professionals Working with High-Risk Youth

“Will High-risk Children Become High-risk Adults?”

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 high-risk youth May 1, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. The program, “Will High-risk Children Become High-risk Adults?”, focuses on: an overview and bio-psychosocial perspective of high-risk children; high-risk profiles; traditional and non-traditional therapies and a new paradigm for mental health caregivers. It is intended for teachers, guidance counselors, probation and parole officers, social workers and counselors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Featured presenter is Ken Magid, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist who authored the book “High Risk, Children Without a Conscience. In 1999, he was part of the initial crisis team on the scene at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., during the aftermath of the shooting tragedy. He is the author of five books and the producer of several award-winning documentaries on PBS and HBO. One of his documentaries on high-risk children was developed into a CBS “Movie of the Week.” There is a $30 registration fee for the conference, including lunch. Registration deadline is April 25. For information or to register call (757) 668-7932 or (757) 455-6177.