Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD, MSEd, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He practices social adolescent medicine — medicine with special attention to prevention and the recognition that social context and stressors impact upon both physical and emotional health. The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience.
He developed the teen-centered method, which is a mixed qualitative/quantitative methodology that helps youth to generate, prioritize and explain their own proposed solutions to social problems and to teach clinicians how to better serve them. In addition to his research publications, he also has five parenting books including, Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, and Letting Go with Love and Confidence, all published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He is also the author of Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development, a comprehensive multimedia toolkit published by the AAP.
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