Dr. Robert Brooks to Speak on Motivation and Resilience in Students

  • Press Release- Monday, December 10, 2012

    robert brooksRobert Brooks, PhD, one of today’s leading speakers on motivation, resilience and family relationships, will address parents and professionals in separate programs on January 22, 2013.

    In an evening program for parents entitled “Less Stress, More Balance: Keys to a Resilient Family,” Dr. Brooks will explore work/family balance, problem solving and decision-making as a family. The program will run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Pre-registration is required (www.springer-ld.org).

    From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the same day, Dr. Brooks will work with teachers, psychologists and other professionals, guiding them in exploring the mindset they bring to their work with children and exploring the concepts of student engagement and resilience. The workshop, entitled “Increasing Student Engagement: Strategies for Developing Motivated, Resilient Learners,” will also be held at the Schiff Family Conference Center.

    “With years of experience working hand-in-hand with children, parents and the professionals who support them, Dr. Brooks brings a wealth of knowledge and anecdotal humor to his presentations,” said Barbara Hunter, Center Director at Springer School and Center. “We know that part of reducing stressors in our lives is about having the tools to handle them. Dr. Brooks will provide parents with specific tools and much more.” Springer is partnering with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to sponsor Dr. Brooks’ visit.

    During the past 30 years, Dr. Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and business people, with a message based on encouragement, hope and resilience. A clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brooks has published several books, including Raising Resilient Children, The Self Esteem Teacher and Raising a Self Disciplined Child. 

    Dr. Brooks’ visit is sponsored by the Family Resource Center and the Center for ADHD at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and by Springer School and Center. Tickets for the parent programs are $25. Registration for the professional program is $160 until January 4, and $180 afterward. Register for either parent or professional programs online at www.springer-ld.org or by calling 513 871-6080 ext. 402.