July 28, 2011
The Social Work Program and the Seattle/ King County Gang Prevention & Outreach Work Group are hosting a free daylong workshop on prevention techniques for youth who are at-risk for gang involvement on August 19. Dr. James Garbarino, Senior Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago and the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology, is the featured speaker. “Dr. Garbarino is known throughout the country for his work with prevention and resilience strategies for violent and abused youth” said Riva Zeff, Clinical Professor and Social Work Field Director. “He has consulted with such organizations as 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.” Also on the program are a panel of youth and community members from the Northwest who have initiated innovative and evidence-based prevention strategies and Dr. Johnny Lake, president of Positive Images Consulting, former chairman of the State of Oregon Commission on Black Affairs, and trainer in schools and communities with programs focused on leadership, personal and organizational change, communication, diversity, community building, cultural competency and other topics.The training is designed for counselors, social service providers, educators, and students working with or interested in youth at risk for gang involvement and their families. Registration for this free workshop is required through Brown Paper Tickets. Social Work professionals may apply for CEUs at the workshop.The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees, including a fully accredited degree program in Social Work.
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