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November 30, 2021

Reaching Teens: Strength-Based, Trauma-Sensitive, Resilience-Building Communication Strategies Rooted in Positive Youth Development, 2nd Edition

Editor: Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, FSAHM; Associate editor: Zachary Brett Ramirez McClain, MD

Completely revised and updated, this groundbreaking multimedia resource integrates a trauma-sensitive model with the core belief that identifying, reinforcing, and building on inherent strengths can facilitate positive youth development.

Reaching Teens, Second Edition is a robust toolkit that helps youth-serving professionals apply the key principles found in positive youth development, resilience, and trauma-sensitive care.

More than 400 videos, 95 written chapters, and group learning and discussion processes reinforce learning.

This must-have content is hosted exclusively on an interactive online platform and includes

    • Full book content plus references
    • Expanded version of select chapters
    • In-chapter access to videos and group learning and discussion
    • Tailored learning resources for different audiences created in conjunction with subject matter experts
      • Education
      • Health care
      • Juvenile justice
      • Foster care
      • Substance use programs and recovery
      • Sports and physical recreation
      • Settings that serve youth enduring homelessness, unstable housing, or human trafficking
      • More than 400 videos
      • CME credits/CEU credits

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-413-6
  • Product Code: MA0970
  • Publication Date: June 29, 2020
  • Format: Paperback/Video
  • Pages: 668
  • Trim Size: 11 inches x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

About the Authors

Editor: Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Dr. Ken Ginsburg practices Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has worked with youth enduring homelessness for over 30 years and directs Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania. His focus is on supporting adults to be the kind of people young people deserve in their lives. He is the Founding Director of The Center for Parent and Teen Communication, which empowers parents with the strategies and skill-sets that will strengthen their family connections and position them to guide their teens to become their best selves. His books include Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings and Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust.


Associate editor: Zachary Brett Ramirez McClain, MD

Dr. Zachary Brett Ramirez McClain is a general pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McClain is one of CHOP’s leaders in promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Additionally, he is the Medical Director of the Center for Young Men’s Health at CHOP, which supports the healthy development and growth for young men, and provides a place where boys and young men can talk about their body, mind, emotions, and relationships.

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