With deep experience in psychology, social science and education the authors of RESILIENT CHILDREN aim to help children develop an enhanced capacity for resiliency.
Pam is a prominent educator, public speaker and psychotherapist. Through her Hope and Help educational programs, she works with educators, mental health professionals, organizations, parents and students to increase public awareness of youth depression, suicide prevention and the positive factors that empower children and adults to be resilient and to live healthy fulfilling lives. Pam is the Director of the Dr. Jordan M. Farkas Foundation, a Board Member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and serves on the Survivors After Suicide Advisory Board of Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center. Pam is also a Committee Member of the Friends of the Semel Institute at UCLA.
Jerry Binder, Ph.D. is a social and behavioral scientist, author and distinguished educator. He synthesizes information from research in lifespan growth and development into programs that address vital mental health issues for adults and children. He has been a dedicated advocate for youth, beginning his career at the Hathaway-Demille Children’s Village and later consulting to the Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency in Los Angeles. Jerry has designed programs for Head Start mothers and for interfaith grandparenting. Currently, he teaches courses in the Extension division of UCLA and UCI, and the Emeritus Institute at Saddleback College.
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Pam Farkas, L.C.S.W. Jerry Binder, Ph. D. Barrie Richter, B.A.
How Caring Adults Can Inspire Children To Succeed And Thrive
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