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January 21, 2011 (La Mesa) – How can tragedies such as the massacre in Arizona, the workplace shooting at Barona, or the mass school shootings at Santana and Granite Hills be prevented?

James N. Madero, Ph.D., specializes in workplace and school violence prevention. He is the Director of Violence Prevention International, a national organizational consulting firm based in San Diego. Madero will speak on Wednesday, February 2nd at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa. The event, sponsored by the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club, is free and open to the general public. Socializing starts at 6:30, with the program at 7 p.m.

Dr. Madero has written extensively on workplace and school violence prevention. He is the co-author of the book Preventing Workplace Violence, A Decision Maker’s Guide. He is a licensed psychologist and member of the faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.

He has conducted over 1,400 threat assessments of potentially violent individuals for private and public sector companies, organizations, school systems and colleges and universities.Dr. Madero has developed “Best Practice” workplace, campus and school violence prevention training programs and materials, and has trained numerous workplace and school violence prevention teams across the United States.

Clients include Palomar College, Howard Community College, California State University-San Marcos, International Paper, Coca-Cola, SAIC, the Port of Oakland, GAP Inc., Rockwell Automation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Customs Department, Internal Revenue Service, the California Departments of Human Assistance and Industrial Relations, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, St. Joseph’s Hospital, NBC Studios and the Law Firm of Morrison & Foerster.


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