The PI Violence Prevention Office sponsored the ACT Program 4th Annual Leadership Seminar on March 7 and 8
Thirty-nine U.S. ACT Community Coordinators and 2 Coordinators from Toronto attended. Coordinators discussed their successes, challenges, and strategies to improve program implementation. Drs. Brad Bushman, Sharon Ramsay, and Giselle Hass presented on the impact of media violence and video games on children’s behaviors and child maltreatment and on the impact of domestic violence on children. Dr. Milton Fuentes and Ms. Elena Cohen conducted a seminar on motivational interviewing techniques to help coordinators increase parents’ adherence and retention.