Join us to hear resiliency expert, Nan Henderson
USM Virginia Henes Young Theatre 7pm
Nan Henderson, M.S.W., …is President of Resiliency In Action. Her publications on resiliency and wellness, positive youth development, and school and organizational change are used in more than 25 countries and have been translated into Spanish, French, and Russian. She has provided hundreds of presentations and trainings in 45 U.S. states and several foreign countries over the past two decades for a wide variety of audiences and organizations. These groups include Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Upward Bound, Americorps, State Departments of Education in CA, VT, CO, PA, ME, TX, and NH, the Ministry of Education in New Zealand, several Canadian school districts and organizations, and the U.S. Military.
The Pennsylvania Dept. of Education is advocating the adoption of Ms. Henderson’s model in every school in that state, and she has been involved in major resiliency initiatives in New York City Schools and Los Angeles Public Schools.
She has served on the faculty of five colleges/universities; worked as a clinical therapist with youth, adults, and families; and directed citywide and statewide prevention and resiliency programs. She is the author/editor of five books on resiliency, numerous articles, and an on-line newsletter distributed worldwide. She has also been featured as a “resiliency expert” on N.P.R’.s Talk of the Nation.