Violence prevention workshops offered at Kennesaw State

The Kennesaw State University police and the department of sociology‚ geography and…

Georgia (Mar 2, 2001) — Violence prevention workshops offered at Kennesaw State



The Kennesaw State University police and the Department of Sociology‚ Geography and Anthropology‚ in cooperation with the ROTC Club are sponsoring two workshops on violence prevention. The workshops will be presented by retired Army Lt. Col. Dave Grossman Monday‚ March 5 on the KSU campus.

Grossman‚ the Pulitzer Prize nominated author of "On Killing‚" is one of the nation's leading law enforcement trainers. In addition‚ he has consulted with school‚ emergency‚ police and mental health officials following the school shootings in Jonesboro‚ Ark.‚ Paducah‚ Ky.‚ Springfield‚ Ore.‚ and Littleton‚ Colo.

The first workshop‚ "The Bullet−Proof Mind: Mental Preparation for Combat‚" is offered for the criminal justice community. Nearly 300 participants‚ including law enforcement personnel from Bartow County‚ Cherokee County‚ Cobb County and Athens/Clark County are registered for this workshop March 5‚ 8 a.m. − 4 p.m. in the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater at KSU. During this workshop‚ Grossman will speak on:

A virus of violence in America and the world;

The psychological cost of conflict;

The resistance to killing in every healthy human;

How to use training to prevent "overkill" tragedies;

How it feels to kill; and

Post−traumatic stress syndrome.

The second workshop‚ to be held from 6 − 8 p.m. in Burruss Building‚ Room 151‚ is offered to school professionals‚ parents and concerned citizens. During this presentation‚ Grossman will help his audience understand:

The worldwide explosion of violent crime;

The nature and profile of school killers;

The one indicator that a school can use to identify and prevent school shooting;

The body of scientific data linking TV‚ movies and video game violence to violent crime worldwide;

The way what the media does to kids mirrors what the military and law enforcement community does to enable killing‚ but without the safeguards; and

What parents‚ citizens and communities can do about it.


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