Our Kids are Not Broken: Empowering Traumatized Youth

Gesu School

Tickets are free! Registration is required.

Gesu School’s 2017 Symposium, Our Kids are Not Broken: Empowering Traumatized Youth, will examine best practices surrounding the impact of trauma on our students, in and out of the classroom. This year’s keynote, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a nationally recognized expert in the field of child development, will speak about his extensive research and practice on utilizing strength and resilience to confront the underlying effects of stress and trauma on youth. Our expert panel will continue the conversation, providing practical expertise on how trauma-informed pedagogy can be employed to foster a more productive learning environment.


Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., Keynote Speaker 
Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor, Pediatrics University of Pennsylvania
Director of Health Services, Covenant House Pennsylvania

Rebecca Hilgen Bryan, M.S.N., A.P.N., N.P.C., Panelist
Wellness Center Director, Urban Promise

Dan Rhoton, M.Ed., Panelist
Executive Director, Hopeworks ‘N Camden

Jeff Sparagana, Ed.D., Panelist
Retired Superintendent, Pottstown School District

Ronald W. Whitaker II, Ed.D., Panelist
Assistant Professor, Education at Cabrini University

Reverend Stephen D. Thorne, Moderator
Pastor, Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church
Chaplain & Adjunct Faculty Member, Neumann University
Board Member, Gesu School

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