Preventing Youth Violence
Many youth resolve potentially violent conflicts peacefully. They have skills that all children could learn--the ability to be calm and think clearly under pressure, a positive, loving view of other people and a feeling of connection to something positive which is vastly bigger than themselves. Dr. Stringham worked for 34 years as an adolescent and pediatric doctor in the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and has written extensively to help medical professionals deal with violence. He will suggest ways to help youth become peacemakers.
The meeting will start at 7:00 with socializing and a few announcements. The program will start at 7:15, after which we will have open discussion with the presenter followed by more socializing. At 9:00 we usually have an open steering committee meeting which anyone is invited to attend.