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The Child and Family Guidance Center presents “Building Resilience in Our Children”, a Speaker-Breakfast with Dr. John Woodall
February 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am$50.00
Anyone involved in raising a child in these trying times has lots of worries about how these kids will turn out. How do we think about the way the children in our communities are growing up – in our families, neighborhoods and this changing world? The Child and Family Guidance Center is honored to be hosting guest speaker Dr. John Woodall who will discuss this issue over a Sunrise Breakfast Buffet at The Patterson Club. The event is intended to be especially helpful for working parents and family members as well as professional caregivers.
Dr. Woodall is Founder and Director of The Unity Project, a resilience-building program for youth. A psychiatrist, formerly on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, he has a special expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder and resilience. He was Country Director of a USAID-funded refugee relief effort in the Balkans after the war there, and the Convener of the “Resilient Responses to Social Crisis Working Group” at Harvard University and directed the “Task Force for Accountability for War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia” at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is Co-Founder of the Healing Arts Project working with New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development after 9/11 to build resilience in the city’s children and developed similar resilience building programming in New Orleans and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and in northern Uganda working with former child soldiers and their victims. Since the Newtown tragedy, he has launched a series of resilience building efforts there.