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Exploring Personal and Social Violence

Understanding and Dealing with Personal and Social Violence is the theme of the 15th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education at TC. The two-day conference will be held on February 20 and 21. "The Winter Roundtable is the premier conference focusing on cultural issues in the country," says Conference Director Robert T. Carter, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at the College.

Participating TC faculty members include Linda Powell, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, who will discuss building community in urban schools. Curtis Branch, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education, will discuss his research on interventions with gang adolescents and multiple family therapy. Barbara Wallace, Associate Professor of Health Education, will hold two workshops dealing with theory, practice and research in understanding personal and social violence and practical skills for violence prevention.

Presentation of the Janet E. Helms Award for mentoring and scholarship in Psychology and Education will take place at the end of the conference. Edmund W. Gordon, who has held appointments at several leading universities and distinguished professorships at Yale and City College of New York, is this year's winner. Gordon was at TC from 1968 to 1979. During that time, he was appointed the Richard March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education.

Carter noted that a book of students' resumes will be available to employers who are participants at the conference. "Employers do tap into the College for students trained in issues of cultural differences," he said.

There will also be a forum for journal editors to discuss submitting papers for publication. Editors will discuss the criteria for being published in their journals.

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