By | February 10, 2016

Goldstein PosterThe Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and King David High School are pleased to announce an upcoming event on raising resilient children with guest speaker, Dr. Sam Goldstein on Sunday, February 28th at 7 pm.  Dr. Goldstein is an author, publisher, and award-winning psychologist specializing in school psychology, child development, and neuropsychology.  His clinical and academic experience working with children for over 30 years has provided him with the expertise to provide anyone involved in a child’s life with relevant tools for supporting resiliency.

Resilience is the ability to “bounce back” from the day to day stresses and develop the necessary skills or “protective layers” to be better prepared to face more difficult challenges in the future.  Resilient children and youth are effective problem solvers and good communicators.  They have solid relationships with peers and adults and they tend to live in caring and well-functioning communities.

Parents play an important role in supporting and facilitating resilience in their children. According to Dr. Goldstein, “the future lies not in technology but in our children, children instilled by their parents, teachers, educator, and other adults with the resilient qualities necessary to help them shape a future with satisfaction and confidence” (Brooks & Goldstein, 2001). During his presentation, he will speak about the various ways that parents, families and communities can instill and strengthen these necessary traits.

Dr. Goldstein will also be giving a presentation for educators, youth workers and other professionals who are working with children and youth in school or community settings.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 by visiting www.jccgv.com or at the door for $25.

The JCC welcomes anyone involved in the life of a child or youth.  For more information please contact anat@jccgv.bc.ca.