Tragedies to National Epidemics

Dr. James Gilligan will lead a talk about the psychological, social, economic, and political causes of the current violence epidemic in America, and discuss effective methods of violence treatment and prevention.

When: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Citizen's Alert


Dr. Gilligan believes that violence is preventable once we stop doing the things we have been doing that cause it. In order to prevent violence, we need to address these issues in our own community. Drawing on insights gleaned during his 40+ years of work in the field of violence prevention and extensive experience consulting with world leaders, universities, prisons, mental health centers and the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Gilligan will describe effective methods of violence treatment and prevention. He will also discuss findings from his new book, Why Some Politicians are More Dangerous Than Others.

Dr. Gilligan is internationally respected for developing a general theory of the causes, prevention, and treatment of violence. President Clinton appointed Dr. Gilligan to the Advisory Council of the National Campaign Against Youth Violence. Dr. Gilligan has acted as a consultant on violence to many nations and world leaders. He is the author of several books including Why Some Politicians are More Dangerous Than Others and Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic. Dr. Gilligan is on the faculty of New York University, where he is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, and Collegiate Professor in the School of Arts and Science.

Spanish translation available on site and CEs available for professionals (pending). For information contact or (805) 681-0415 Ext. 232.

Phone: 805-681-0415

Event posted Sept. 7, 2011
Last updated Sept. 7, 2011


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I will be attending!

Carolyn518 (anonymous profile)
September 7, 2011 at 12:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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