Combatting Flash Mobs and Youth Violence

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            Howard Stevenson
           Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
            University of Pennsylvania



  • Dr. Stevenson can discuss the Philadelphia mayor’s new plan to address flash mobs, provide tips for parents on how to better connect with their children and talk about effective ways to curb youth violence.
  • He specializes in high-risk youth, aggressive behaviors and how parents can intervene as “life coaches” before, during and after a conflict.
  • He is the author of “Stickin’ to, Watchin’ Over & Getting’ With: An African-American Parent’s Guide to Discipline.”
  • Dr. Stevenson’s research evaluates the impact of sensitivity to rejection when it comes to preventing long-term anger and youth aggression.  His work also identifies cultural strengths within families and how they can help with the psychological adjustment of children and adolescents.