Oct. 18, 2010
Angela Arnold Go, 404-413-1083
College of Health and Human Sciences
|Richard J. Gelles|
ATLANTA - Richard J. Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, will present "At the Crossroads: Intervening and Preventing Family Violence and Abuse," at the 8th annual J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Speaker's Auditorium.
Gelles, who was influential in the passage of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania. His book, "The Violent Home," was the first systematic investigation of family violence and remains significant in preventing family violence today. He is the author or coauthor of 24 books and more than 100 articles and chapters on family violence.
In 1998, Gelles was appointed to the Kinship Care Advisory Panel of the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families by then-Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala. The following year, he received the Award for Career Achievement in Research from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
Gelles received his A.B. degree from Bates College, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Rochester, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire.
The Haverty Lecture was established in 2003 to honor the career of Dr. J. Rhodes Haverty, the founding dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.
The lecture, which is free and open to the university public, is presented by Kaiser Permanente. Other sponsors include: Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Center for Injury Control, Emory University; Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.; Georgia Health Policy Center; Georgia Hospital Association; and Saint Joseph's Mercy Foundation. Reservations are necessary. Please call 404-413-1100 to reserve a seat or email firstname.lastname@example.org.