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Creighton to Inaugurate Study of Violence Across the Lifespan

Creighton to Inaugurate Study of Violence Across the Lifespan

Creighton University will host a summit titled, “Violence Across the Lifespan,” on Tuesday, March 25, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the University Suite at Creighton’s Morrison Stadium. The event will bring together community leaders and advocates to hear research on violence in the community and discuss collaborative strategies to address it.

The invitation-only event will feature nationally known research experts from Creighton University: Patricia M. Sullivan, Ph. D., professor of psychiatry and psychology; and C. Timothy Dickel, Ed.D., professor of education and psychiatry.

“Universities can play a unique role in studying the tough problems in a community by bringing to light data and intervention techniques that can be helpful in addressing this societal problem,” said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S. J., Creighton president and event organizer. “From good research can come good intervention.”

The Creighton researchers, through analysis of population-based studies, have discovered insights into developmental pathways for some youth in Nebraska that begin with behavior problems that lead to violence. The researchers, through the “Creighton Study of Violence Across the Lifespan,” will also report on emerging interventions and proposed additional research that requires a community-wide collaboration to address the epidemic of violence.