2018- 6th Annual Education Summit

Safe. Loved. Achieving: Intentional School Practices for EMPOWERING Kids. 


Join other academics, social workers, teachers, counselors, administrators and parents as we shape a program of action springing from the latest research on the physiological and neurological impact of poverty and trauma on a student’s ability to learn. The Summit is also a great opportunity for education funders and innovation investors.

Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd

Kenote Speaker

Dr. Ken Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania, an agency that serves Philadelphia’s homeless and marginalized youth.

The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of young people by fostering their internal resilience. He works to translate the best of what is known from research and practice into practical approaches parents, professionals and communities can use to build resilience. He is currently The Associate Medical Editor of The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Parenting Web Page Healthychildren.org, a trusted web source for parents seeking guidance on effective parenting and healthy child and adolescent development. To advocate for parents’ critical role in raising resilient children and teens, he has appeared on CNN, NPR, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS morning show, FOX and Friends and ABC, NBC, and CBS Nightly News programs.

Dr. Ginsburg lectures widely to national and international parent and professional audiences. His most recent books are, “Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings,” and “Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust,” both published by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as well as “Letting Go with Love and Confidence,” published by Avery, Penguin Press. The AAP has also published a multimedia toolkit “Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development” that offers up to 65 continuing education credits for youth serving professionals.

He is honored both to be working alongside Boys and Girls Clubs of America as their external resilience expert and with The National Congress of American Indians in its efforts to build resilience in our Indigenous youth.