4 hr. am Safe Schools & Healthy Students-Galena
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
All registrations will be accepted at http://www.uwni.org/grossmanevent
This training is funded by the Jo Daviess County Juvenile Justice Council
Course objective: To give the audience a sound understanding of:
The magnitude of the problem of violent crime in the US and worldwide and the threat to our schools
The role of the media in enabling the current worldwide “virus” of violent crime
Immediate measures that can be taken to make our schools safer
Key new resources available to cut violence and bullying in half and provide a double-digit increase in test scores.
The students will integrate, into their professions, an understanding of
key new media education tools that have been proven to reduce violence and bullying in schools and communities.
The physiological and psychological effects of visual violent imagery
The results of recent brain scan studies demonstrating the effects of media violence on children, and
The results of the Stanford Med School SMART Curriculum to cut bullying and violence in half, and to give a double digit increase in standardized test scores
This presentation will address several diverse topics which were brought together by the author’s experiences as: (1) a military and law enforcement trainer and psychologist, (2) a trainer of health professionals, law enforcement personnel, and first responders in the aftermath of the Jonesboro, Springfield, Littleton, Nickel Mines Amish School, and Virginia Tech school shootings, (3) a consultant in the Paducah school shootings and other major murder cases, and (4) a speaker to the annual conventions of the AMA, APA and AAP.
Initially, we will examine the magnitude of violent crime in the US and around the world, the factors that all the school killers had in common, and the role of media violence as a new factor contributing to this phenomenon. Then we will address powerful new data demonstrating the actual impact of media violence upon the brain (Indiana University Brain Scan Study) and a powerful new study demonstrating a significant reduction in violence and bullying through media reduction in children (the Stanford SMART Curriculum). Finally, we will address the role of violent visual imagery (in TV, movies and video games) in causing the current ‘virus of violence’ in families, and in developed nations around the world.
REGISTRATION: All registrations are being accepted at http://www.uwni.org/grossmanevent
MTU1 will issue certificates from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board
ROE 8 will issue professional development credits.
LT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Director, Killology Research Group
In their description of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Slate Magazine said, “Grossman cuts such a heroic, omnicompetent figure, he could have stepped out of a video game.” He has five patents to his name, has published four novels, two childrens’ books, and six non-fiction books to include his “perennial bestseller” On Killing (with over half a million copies sold), and a New York Times best-selling book co-authored with Glenn Beck.
He is a US Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and a former West Point Psychology Professor. He has a Black Belt in Hojutsu, the martial art of the firearm, and has been inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Col. Grossman’s research was cited by the President of the United States in a national address, and he has testified before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Congress, and numerous state legislatures. He has served as an expert witness and consultant in state and Federal courts. He helped train mental health professionals after the Jonesboro school massacre, and he was also involved in counseling or court cases in the aftermath of the Paducah, Springfield, Littleton and Nickel Mines Amish school massacres.
Col. Grossman has been called upon to write the entry on “Aggression and Violence” in the Oxford Companion to American Military History, three entries in the Academic Press Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict and has presented papers before the national conventions of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Since his retirement from the US Army in 1998, he has been on the road almost 300 days a year, for over 19 years, as one of our nation’s leading trainers for military, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school safety organizations.
Today Col. Grossman is the director of the Killology Research Group (www.killology.com). In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks he is has written and spoken extensively on the terrorist threat, with articles published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Civil Policy and many leading law enforcement journals, and he has been inducted as a "Life Diplomate" by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and a "Life Member" of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.