See PCW article in April 2013 issue of Washington Parent magazine.
Notes from 2013 Spring Forum: presentation from Common Sense Media held on April 11 at Landon School.
View PCW new tri-fold brochure.
These speakers are referred by the PCW Board and have spoken at PCW or member school events.
Beth Kane Davidson, holds a Master's degree in Education, an Advanced Graduate Studies Certificate in Addictions from Johns Hopkins University, and is a certified addiction counselor. She has more than 30 years experience in the addiction treatment field and is recognized throughout the region for her expertise and leadership in this area. Ms. Davidson is often consulted by the media for her expertise and has been interviewed by CNN, WTOP, USA Today and National Public Radio. She is the reviewer for the Parents Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. Ms. Davidson currently serves as the Director of the Addiction Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. For more information, go to http://firstconcerns.com/Beth_Kane_Davidson.html.
Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an educator with 30+ years experience, an award-winning author, and a popular online advisor for teens and parents. Her books include Teaching Kids to Be Good People, (October, 2012) and the ground-breaking Middle School Confidential™ book and app series. In her public events, Annie empowers young people through increased self-awareness, emotional intelligence skills and stress-reduction strategies. Annie graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and received her Masters in Education from the State University of New York. To contact Annie about speaking engagements, please visit www.anniefox.com.
Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also the director of Health Services at Covenant House in Pennsylvania, an agency that serves Philadelphia's homeless and marginalized youth. He is widely recognized as an expert on the topic of building resilience among teenagers. Dr. Ginsburg's work builds on knowledge gained from research and practice and translates this wisdom into practical approaches that parents, professionals and communities can use to develop resilience. He is currently the Associate Medical Editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics' parenting web page www.Healthychildren.org and has appeared on CNN, NPR, The Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, and the nightly news programs on the ABC, NBC and CBS networks. His most recent books include Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, and Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens. Inquires about speaking engagements should be directed to email@example.com.
Michelle Simko Kriebel has been positively influencing students for over twenty years. After working with students in administrative roles at both the college and high school level, she now presents and consults nationwide, sharing her energy, creativity and passion. Her ability to connect with both students and parents makes her a powerful speaker and teacher on student development issues, leadership, and wellness. In addition to consulting independently, Michelle also works with Jeffrey S. Wolfsberg and Associates. Michelle received a B.A. in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and M. Ed. in College Counseling and Student Development from the University of Delaware. She resides in Baltimore and works part time at McDonogh School. For information about scheduling a lecture with Michelle Kriebel, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Brad Sachs is a psychologist, educator, consultant and best-selling author specializing in clinical work with children, adolescents, couples and families in Columbia, MD. He is the Founder and Director of the Father Center, a program designed to meet the needs of new, expectant, and experienced fathers. Dr. Sachs has authored numerous books including The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied, which was named as an Editor's Choice book by Amazon and became its best-selling parenting title that year. The book was featured on NBC's Today Show and was excerpted in Family Circle magazine. To inquire about speaking engagements, please go to www.bradsachs.com and fill out a lecture request form.
Dr. Robin Sawyer, author of Sexpertise, is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Chairperson in the Department of Behavioral & Community Health at the University of Maryland, teaching courses in human sexuality, and adolescent health. Dr. Sawyer has published extensively and is a nationally known speaker having made over 400 presentations about sexuality at schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States. Dr. Sawyer's teaching has gained national attention in the Washington Post and most recently he has appeared on the Today Show and the Tyra Banks show. For information about scheduling a lecture with Dr. Sawyer, please either call at (301) 405-2517 or email to email@example.com.
William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist who has been in private practice since 1985. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children's National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington School of Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, brain-based learning, motivation, and the effects of stress and sleep deprivation on the brain. For information about scheduling a lecture with Dr. Stixrud, please contact Starr Stixrud at either (301) 565-0534 ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.