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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

Price: $299.00
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Reaching Teens provides communication strategies to effectively engage with today's teenagers.This professional toolkit integrates a trauma-sensitive model with the core belief that identifying, reinforcing, and building on inherent strengths can facilitate positive youth development.

More than 400+ videos combine with written chapters and an enhanced website platform to show how strength-based communication engages and empowers teens. It is an invaluable resource for anyone who works with teens, pediatricians and other physicians, mental health care providers, social service workers, and educators. 

Proud recipient of Digital Health Awards, Spring 2021.

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  • A robust toolkit that helps youth-serving professionals apply the key principles found in positive youth development, resilience, and trauma-sensitive care.
  • A professional toolkit that uses 400+ videos, written chapters, and group learning and discussion processes to reinforce learning.
  • Twenty-nine new chapters—95 total.

Website platform 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
  • Includes 400+ video clips.
  • Earn CME credits/CEU credits

Credit Statements

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

The AAP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

(Credit amounts per chapter vary, completion of the entire book allows users the opportunity to earn a total of 94 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.)

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 2.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

PAs may claim a maximum of 2.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This program is accredited for 2.0 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.


  • 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
  • Availability: In Stock


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.

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

Price:: 299.00

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