RTI International cordially invites you to attend
- Mental Illness and Violent Events: Identifying, Managing and Reducing Risks
- May 26, 2016, 12:30–2 p.m. EDT
- National Press Club, Washington, DC (Lunch and registration begins at noon)
- Event will be live streamed for remote attendees
Highly publicized cases of violence perpetrated by those with mental illness have focused policy makers' attention on public safety, and many regard those with mental illnesses as unpredictably dangerous. However, research shows that those with mental illnesses are more likely to be victims than perpetrators of violence.
At this policy forum, a panel of stakeholder experts will draw from their research, policy and clinical expertise to shed light on the link between mental illness and violence. The forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the causes of violent behavior to help demystify the role of mental illness in violent events and clarify its scope. The panel will also recommend steps for moving from identifying those at risk of violence to effectively managing and reducing violence risk through evidence-based assessments, interventions and services, and policies.
- Tim Gabel, Executive Vice President, Social, Statistical, and Environmental Sciences, RTI International
- The Honorable Chris Murphy, United States Senator, Connecticut
- Duren Banks, PhD, Senior Research Criminologist, RTI International
- Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College
- Sarah Desmarais, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University
- Joshua Horwitz, JD, Executive Director, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
- Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University
- Richard Van Dorn, Ph.D., Senior Mental Health Services Researcher, RTI International
- The National Press Club
529 14th Street N.W.
For information, contact Beth Brill, 919.541.6920, firstname.lastname@example.org.