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Gang Prevention Training
Pigott Hall, Seattle University
Seattle, WA
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Gang Prevention Training
Dr. Johnny Lake is an educator and trainer in schools and communities with programs focused on leadership, personal and organizational change, communication, diversity, community building, cultural competency and other topics.  Dr. Lake recently received his Ph.D. in educational leadership and leads teacher preparation, counselor and administrator classes at three universities. He has served as assistant principal at middle and high schools and was former chairman of the State of Oregon Commission on Black Affairs.  Dr. Lake, Youth 180 youth and staff, and Sista Hailstorm will discuss strategies to address juvenile justice, school failure and gang involvement in the morning session.  

Our featured afternoon trainer, Dr. James Garbarino, will discuss risk factors and proven gang prevention strategies. Dr.Garbarino is the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and Senior Faculty Fellow with the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. His research focuses on the social ecology of child and adolescent development. Dr.Garbarino is an expert in violence-related issues war, child maltreatment, childhood aggression, and juvenile delinquency. Publications include:

-  Garbarino, J. and DeLara, E. (2002) And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence. NY: Free Press;
-  Garbarino, J. and Bedard, C. (2001) Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem, in Your Child's Life. NY: Free Press;
-  Garbarino, J. (1999) Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them. NY: Free Press;
-  Garbarino, J. (1995) Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers

The target audience is professionals and advocates working with youth and families in social service and educational settings.  Participants will receive a free copy of Dr. Garbarino's book, Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them.  

This event is funded by a Juvenile Accountability Block Grant and is co-sponsored by the Seattle University Social Work Program, City of Seattle Human Services Department, and King County Superior Court.



Pigott Hall, Seattle University
Broadway & E. Madision
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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