FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola’s Internationally Known Professor Presents Fall Lecture Dr. James Garbarino to Discuss the Effects of a Socially Toxic Environment
November 4, 2005, Chicago, IL Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work (SSW) announces plans for its fall lecture, taking place on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. Lecturing on the topic, “Social Work in a Socially Toxic Environment,” will be Dr. James Garbarino, currently the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. The event, to be held at Crown Center Auditorium on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, is open to the public and costs $10 per person to attend.
“Just as the physical environment can become toxic to children and adolescents, the social environment can adversely affect them as well,” says Garbarino. “Social workers and others in the human services industry must seek to strengthen those affected, teaching them to deal with social toxicity, while working themselves to de-toxify the social environment.”
An expert resource for the mass media, Dr. Garbarino has appeared on NBC’s “Dateline” and “Today,” ABC’s “Nightline” and national news, CNN’s “Larry King Live,” PBS and NPR, in addition to his work with print-based publications such as Newsweek and Time magazines, The New York Times, and many others. He received the American Psychological Association’s award for distinguished contributions to public service in 1989 in recognition of his efforts to improve the quality of public debate about issues of child and adolescent development and well-being. In 2003 he received the Outstanding Service to Children award from the Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children.
Prior to joining Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Garbarino was the Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Development and Co-Director of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University. From 1985-94, he served as president of Chicago’s Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has served as consultant or advisor to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect and the FBI. In 1991 he undertook missions for UNICEF to assess the impact of the Gulf War upon children in Kuwait and Iraq, and has served as a consultant for programs serving Vietnamese, Bosnian and Croatian children.
Dr. Garbarino earned his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in 1973.
About Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work
Founded in 1914 and accredited since 1921, Loyola University Chicago’s SSW educates students to become clinical social workers and leaders in a learning community that supports and expands knowledge and skills through excellence in scholarship and caring for others. The school’s curriculum addresses contemporary clinical, community and social issues encountered by social workers in practice, along with the new Leadership and Development program. Loyola University Chicago’s SSW is the first School of Social Work established at a Jesuit institution of higher learning, offering the Midwest’s only university-based doctorate in clinical social work. Recognized as the oldest SSW at a Catholic university in North America, Loyola’s SSW is known for undergraduate and graduate programs that engage and challenge its students in a learning process that provides in-depth integration of clinical theory, knowledge, values and practice.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 14,000 students, which includes 9,000 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies and social work. Loyola offers 66 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and 36 doctoral degrees and 3 professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.