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How Do People Become Violent and How Do They Get Better?

In this Webinar: 

In this enlightening webinar, Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert on violence, will present a developmental perspective on human violence with special focus on youth violence in the United States.

He will address the developmental impact of childhood trauma and adversity on acts of human violence. He will further explore the role of gender in violent behavior.

He will examine and shed light on the cultural issues that exacerbate violent behavior.

Dr. Garbarino will then lead participants in understanding pathways to reducing and treating violence. There will be time for Q and A with Dr. Garbarino

Learning Objectives:

  1. List two components of an ecological perspective on the developmental impact of trauma on child and adolescent development.
  2. Describe the role of “cognitive” and “behavioral” components in gender-related differences in violent behavior among children and adolescents.
  3. Apply three pathways to reducing youth violence.

Ordering Information

Once the webinar has taken place, all registrants will be emailed a full video recording of the presentation along with all presentation materials.

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resources. More Info Here

Continuing Education Information

Optional CEs (1.5) may be purchased through R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE Credits will be included in the email containing all your webinar resources. More Info Here

About the Presenter

James Garbarino, Ph.D. James Garbarino is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Cornell University and at Loyola University Chicago. From 2006-2020, he held the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and was founding Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. From 1995-2006, he was Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Development and Co-Director of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Garbarino has served as consultant or advisor to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI. Among the books he has authored or edited are: Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My 20 Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases (2015), Miller’s Children: Why Giving Teenage Killers a Second Chance Matters for All of Us (2018), Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience (2008), See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What We Can Do About It (2006). And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence (2002); Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem, in Your Child’s Life (2001); Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them (1999. Dr. Garbarino has won many awards from his work in the fields of trauma and abuse. He serves as a consultant for media reports on children and families. Since 1994, he has served as a scientific expert witness in criminal cases involving issues of violence and children.

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