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Title: Dr. Josephine Kim presents, "Health and Academic Success for Expat Children"
Posted 12/11/2013 02:59PM

We are delighted to welcome back to SIS Dr. Josephine Kim, who will hold several sessions about “Healthy Habits for Successful International Families” with students and staff at SIS on Wednesday, January 8th and with parents on Thursday, January 9th.

Dr. Josephine Kim is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. She is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts and a national certified counselor whose clinical skills and experiences span many contexts including residential facilities, community agencies, and public and private schools. She has worked with multicultural populations through individual, group, and family counseling and has taught students of all ages in varied educational contexts, including private and public language schools, colleges, and universities.
Dr. Kim serves on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations and serves as an academic advisor to educational institutions both in Asia and in the U.S. She is also the founding executive director of a non-profit organization that aims to educate Asian-Americans on issues of cultural and racial identity, intergenerational conflicts, cross-cultural advocacy, mental health, spirituality, and career development issues. She is the author of the book "The Secret of Children's Self Esteem," which has become a bestseller in Korea.

Parent sessions on Thursday, January 9th:  

8:30 - 9:30:      Parent session for All parents in English (Bayside Amphitheater)
        International school transition issues for families
        Balanced life and balanced expectations for students
        Raising children with good self-esteem

10:00 - 11:00:Parent session for Korean parents in Korean (Bayside Amphitheater)
           International school transition issues for families
           Balanced life and balanced expectations for students
           Raising children with good self-esteem

11:30 - 12:30:  Lunch Break

12:30 - 4:00:  Small group and individual parent sessions--sign up in the morning

7:00 - 8:30:   Parent Night for All parents (Bayside Amphitheater)
        The important role of fathers in their children’s lives
          International school transition issues for families
        Balanced life and balanced expectations for students and parents


Shirley Droese PhD
Director of Curriculum and Learning
Shekou International School
Jing Shan Villas, Nanhai Blvd
Shekou-Shenzhen, Guangdong
518067 China


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