Three workshops to focus on deployments, youth resiliency

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tripler Army Medical Center
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HONOLULU — Building resiliency in children and teens will be the focus of three upcoming workshops tailored toward deployments.

Guest speaker is Dr. Ken Ginsburg, a pediatrician and authority on developing resilience in children and adolescents, and a consultant for the Army’s Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Office.

Ginsburg, a pediatrician and author of “Building Resilience in Children and Teens,” will lead the workshops, Feb. 23-25, at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks.

Recent studies show that about one-third of military children develop anxiety issues as a result of parental deployment, while many others may become depressed.

Building resiliency helps a child deal with deployment transitions and other life changes, hopefully decreasing the likelihood that the child will develop behavioral health issues.

Locally, School Behavioral Health Programs are available at Schofield Barracks and the Marine Corps Base. Also, TAMC’s School Behavioral Health Team provides therapy, psychiatric treatment, various deployment support groups and psycho-educational groups for children and their families.

The Army’s Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Office is sponsoring Ginsburg’s workshops; coordinating agencies include Army One Source and Army Community Service.

Resiliency Workshops
Registration for resiliency workshops is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Workshops for parents and caregivers of children of all ages:

  • 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel. Call 655-4227. Dinner is 5:30-6 p.m. Free child care is available; children must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services.

Workshops for clinicians, educators and caregivers:

  • Overview session, 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 24, Cobra’s Den, Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, Building 686.
  • In-depth Skills Workshop, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 25, Tripler Army Medical Center Chapel (3D). Lunch is on your own.

RSVP for either session by e-mailing cindy.l.morita@us.army.mil or howard.reyes@us.army.mil.

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