News Release

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

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

Workshop for Professionals Working with High-risk & Difficult Youth

The Secret of Resilience: Why Some Children Thrive While Others Are Overwhelmed

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—A workshop for professionals working with high-risk and difficult youth will be held Thursday, November 4, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. The program, entitled “The Secret of Resilience: Why Some Children Thrive While Others are Overwhelmed,” will focus on: how children develop emotionally, behaviorally and academically in the face of risk and adversity; risk and protective factors affecting a child’s development positively or negatively; the history, research and key findings of resilience and resilience factors that offer insight regarding assessments of children; and strategies and approaches for fostering resilience in children. The featured presenter will be Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with expertise in school psychology, child development and neuropsychology. He has worked in private practice settings as part of a multidisciplinary team providing evaluation, case management and treatment services for children and adults with histories of neurological disease and trauma, learning disabilities, adjustment difficulties and attention deficit disorders. Dr. Goldstein has written, published and lectured extensively. The workshop is targeted to teachers, guidance counselors, probation officers, parole officers, social workers, counselors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurses and physical, occupational and speech therapists. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 5.0 contact hours. Continuing Education Credits will be available through Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University. CE credits will be awarded for clinical psychologists. There is a $45 registration fee, including lunch. Registration deadline is October 22. The program is co-sponsored by Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, The Barry Robinson Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Shire Pharmaceuticals. For information or to register, call Elliott Levin at (757) 668-7932.