Invitation to Cover: A City in
Crisis? The Rise of Violence in Philadelphia
||“A City in Crisis? The Rise of Violence in Philadelphia”
- an interdisciplinary forum on mental health and society hosted by
the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School
of Medicine and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
“The goal of this forum is to understand the phenomenon of
urban violence from a sociological and psychological perspective,
looking at causes and effects,” said Richard F. Summers,
MD, Associate Director of Education for Residency Training
and Clinical Associate Professor in Penn’s Department of Psychiatry.
“There will be a particular focus on the role of trauma as
a factor in the etiology of violence.”
A distinguished panel of experts in the areas of sociology, psychiatry,
law, and criminology from Penn, the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia,
and the City of Philadelphia.
- Elijah Anderson, The Charles and William Day Distinguished Professor
of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University
- Jennifer M. Bonovitz, Training and Supervising Analyst in the
child and adult divisions, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
- Paul Jay Fink, Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and expert in child
development, including childhood trauma and abuse. Chair, Youth
Homicide Committee, City of Philadelphia
- Richard James Gelles, Dean of the School of Social Policy &
Practice; the Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare
and Family Violence; Director for the Center for Research on Youth
& Social Policy and Co-Director of the Field Center for Children’s
Policy Practice & Research, University of Pennsylvania
- Wendell E. Pritchett, Associate Dean of the Law School and Associate
Professor of Law concentrating on Legal History, Environmental
Law, and Property Law, University of Pennsylvania
- Lawrence W. Sherman, Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human
Relations in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Jerry
Lee Center of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania
||October 19, 2006
||Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Editor’s Notes: For additional information, contact
Sarah Lichter at (215) 746-7248 or Kate Olderman at (215) 349-8369.
This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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