Summertime Authors Valérie Besanceney and Linda Janssen reflect on their time as Board Member at Families in Global Transition.
“When I first went to FIGT in 2015, I knew I had found my tribe. Today, I feel such a sense of pride in knowing that, together with an amazing group of Board members and other volunteers, I had the privilege of creating a conference that brought that experience of ‘feeling home’ to others.”
“I've enjoyed the camaraderie and spirit of working with people who strive to improve the organization in every way. My primary focus has been enhancing sponsorship to seek partners who not only align with our mission, values, and service, but are also proud to invest in FIGT and grow in relationship with us. Beyond that, I'm probably most proud of pitching in and contributing whenever and wherever circumstances have required.”
Linda Janssen author of The Emotionally Resilient Expat
Announcing the Winner of the Lindsay de Feliz New Writer of Expat Award
Raising Global Teens
Globalization has given many of us unparalleled opportunities to work, travel, fall in love, and raise kids all over the world. But it has made being a teen more complicated than ever. Imagine having to discover your identity and place in the world when you keep having to move communities, your parents are from different backgrounds, you’re exposed to multiple cultures daily or faced with challenges such as global warming and pandemics. How can we help these teens be happy, healthy, and resilient?
Raising Global Teens explores the hot topics adolescents experience today: identity, social media, body image, traumatic events, puberty, drugs and stress all in the context of our modern, mobile world. In this easy-to-read handbook, Dr. Anisha combines real-world examples with practical solutions, drawing on the latest research, her own experience and that of the many cross-cultural teens she has worked with over the last 25 years. Raising Global Teens enables busy families, health providers, and educators apply powerful tools to help today’s adolescents thrive.
"Raising Global Teens has the essential information any parent needs who is raising children in today’s increasingly complex international world."
Geeta Rao Gupta, Executive Director, 3D Program for Girls and Women, Former Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician and teen health specialist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and on faculty at the University of Amsterdam and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. She grew up in the US as the daughter of South Asian immigrants and has lived with her husband and two sons in Asia, Europe, and the US. Anisha helps cross-cultural teens manage a wide range of issues from body image to substance use, social media, and stress. She also leads seminars for teens, parents, faculty, and organizations using her 25 years of global experience as a practicing clinician, military physician, public health researcher, TEDx speaker, and health educator. She has been interviewed by NPR, CNN, NBC, Voice of America, RTHK, and The Washington Post.
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