Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents

MERSD Proudly Presents Dr. Robert Brooks

When: 7:00pm-9:00pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018 
Where: MERSD High School Auditorium 
Q&A and Book Signing After Speaking Engagement


Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents

Description:  Join us as we welcome Dr. Robert Brooks, Ph.D. a Harvard Medical School faculty member and author of fourteen books, who will outline an approach to help children and adolescents deal more effectively with stress and pressure, in order to become more resilient.

In his presentation, Dr. Brooks will highlight factors that help children and teens deal more effectively with challenges in today’s stress-filled world.  He will describe (a) why some youngsters from birth have a more difficult time developing resilience than others, (b) the importance of identifying and reinforcing each child’s “islands of competence,” and (c) specific strategies for nurturing caring, responsibility, hope, and resilience in our children and teens.

Dr. Robert Brooks is one of today’s leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, motivation, school climate, a positive work environment, and family relationships. During the past 35 years, Dr. Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and business people. His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.