JKP author Camila Batmanghelidjh will be speaking at the Southwark Cathedral Justice and Development Group’s Public Forum on Thursday, May 3rd, on the subject of young people in society. See below for details.

Camila Batmanghelidjh trained as a psychotherapist and for more than twenty years has worked with exceptionally disturbed children and young people in the two charities she has founded, The Place2Be and Kids Company. Focusing on the inner city, these have concentrated on giving vulnerable children greater resilience in the face of traumatic life experiences. Kids Company has been the subject of several documentaries, and in 2005 Camila was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year. She is also UK Woman of the Year 2006.

She is the author of, Shattered Lives: Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity, a critique of existing structures that exposes the plight of children who are overlooked by the authorities and denounces those who value bureaucracy over the welfare of the individual child.

Read an extract from Chapter 1: The Witnessing »

Event Details:

The Southwark Cathedral Justice and Development Group Public Forum presents:

‘Rebels with a Cause? Young People in Contemporary Society’

with a presentation by JKP author and Kids Company founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, addressing the crises and new challenges facing young people today.

Southwark Cathedral Library, London, UK

Thursday, 3rd May 2012, 7 – 8:30 PM

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