Peter Stringham ~ "Preventing Youth Violence", Wednesday Dialog

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.

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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.

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  • Maria G.

    The world needs more people like Peter.

    November 7, 2013

    • David K.

      Whoops. I didn't realie that if I hit the return for a new paragraph, it took my entry automaticall.

      November 7, 2013

    • David K.

      But there are many locally - just not enough. Three days ago on NPR there was a blurb about two "violence interceptors" who work in downtown Boston. They live among in the community and have become friends with the local gangs. Their mission is to develop relationships with these guys and try to get them to stop for 3 to 5 seconds before responding. When we respond immediately rather than reflect is where the problems usually lie. Peter mentioned this in his talk. It's a shame we can't have more people like Peter and these others.

      November 7, 2013

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