Seattle University Hosts Gang Prevention Training



WHAT: Seattle University is teaming up with the City of Seattle and King County Gang Prevention & Outreach Work group to host a free daylong workshop on prevention techniques for youth who are at-risk for gang involvement.  

Author and Loyola University Professor John Garbarino will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Garbarino is known throughout the country for his work with prevention and resilience strategies for violent and abused youth.  He is an expert in violence-related issues – war, child maltreatment, childhood aggression, and juvenile delinquency.    

He has consulted with 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 and Neglect and the FBI.  

Also on the program is a panel of local youth and community members who have initiated innovative and evidence-based prevention strategies and former gang members, including rapper Sista Hailstorm. She and others, who have turned their lives around will share their stories of strife and survival.  

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.   

WHEN: Friday, August 19, 2011 
           8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

WHERE: Pigott Hall (Building is just NW of university seal at main gate, 12th/Marion) 

**Media Availability: John Garbarino, SU’s Social Work Director/Professor and others are available by phone prior to event. On event day, Garbarino will speak at 1 p.m. Media are invited to attend any parts of the daylong workshop.