After years of studying youth mental health, city leaders launched the “Resilient Evansville” movement to change how adults help children thrive.

“Resilient Evansville” is rolling out a three-year plan.

Some of the objectives include equipping people with knowledge through Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg’s workshops, and to promote youth resilience.

The Philadelphia doctor spoke at Ivy Tech tonight.

“Whenever a young person knows that you see their goodness. Their capabilities, what they can bring to the world, they rise to those challenges. And that’s sometimes the opposite of the way we treat adolescents and that’s a problem.”

The Group estimates project costs to be $180,000 over three years to bring Dr. Ginsburg to Evansville for training, and social marketing.

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(This story was originally published on February 19, 2019)