Columbine. Virginia Tech. École Polytechnique. Utøya Island, Norway. No one ever thinks it will happen to them.
As the headlines fade, schools that have experienced extreme violence are left to pick up the pieces. No one really knows what happens to them, how the survivors continue to survive, how the losses are dealt with. An international conference in Montreal, site of three school shootings in 17 years, will examine the root causes of such violence and explore the solutions that education might provide.
Listen to James Gilligan on the shift from punishment to prevention, to Lt. Col. David Grossman on the effects of video gaming, to bullying expert Barbara Coloroso on the benefits of engaging the bystander, and to Jerzy Nowak, founding director of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech, established in the wake of the rampage that took the life of his wife and 32 others.
Speakers from a host of countries will lead workshops on the kind of bullying that led to the murder of teenager Reena Virk at the hands of her mostly female peers and the alarming increase in cyberbullying, on post-traumatic stress, the transformation of violent school cultures, and campus safety, to name just a few of the many critical issues being addressed at the Youth and Violence: the Role of Education / Inspiring Solutions conference in Montreal.
This conference will have something for every counselor, college and university professor, administrator and campus security chief. It’s a unique opportunity you can’t afford to miss. Be in Montreal between September 29 and October 1, 2011.
Youth and Violence: the Role of Education / Inspiring Solutions
September 29 to October 1, 2011
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Mary Hlywa and Pat Romano
Dawson College/ACCC 2011 Conference Coordinators
Youth and Violence: the Role of Education – Inspiring Solutions
September 29-October 1, 2011
514-931-8731 (ext 5090 or 1461)