PHILADELPHIA — In a new study, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice has found no link between firearms possession and mental-health conditions that may lead to suicide.
“Mental Health and Firearms in Community-Based Surveys: Implications for Suicide Prevention” is to be published in the June issue of Evaluation Review.
Dr. Richard Gelles
Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
• Internationally known expert on domestic violence, including pregnant women as murder victims
• Author of “Controversies on Domestic Violence “ and “The Violent Home”
• Currently co-authoring “Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families”
Chad Dion Lassiter
Adjunct Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania
• Expert in youth-violence prevention
• Served as co-investigator in the Preventing Long-Term Anger and Aggression in Youth, a national research project.
• Provides violence-prevention training in urban and suburban schools
PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a symposium, “Bang for Your Buck: Public Child Welfare and the Pursuit of Accountability,” Wednesday, April 9, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Penn Law School, 3400 Chestnut St.
WHO: University of Pennsylvania students
WHAT: Grassroots volunteer efforts to rebuild New Orleans
WHERE: New Orleans
WHEN: March 7-16