Pioneering behavioral scientist Anthony Biglan will discuss how creating nurturing environments is key to raising better young citizens and building a healthier, happier and more prosperous Colorado and society as a whole on Monday, April 27.
Hosted by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder, the public is invited to hear Biglan’s talk on “Nurturing Human Well-Being in Colorado” at 7 p.m. in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at 3415 Colorado Ave. on CU-Boulder’s East Campus.
The event is free but space is limited. Attendees should register in advance at http://www.nurturinghumanwellbeing.eventbrite.com.
Biglan is a senior scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and author of the recently released book “The Nurture Effect: How Science and Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World.” Over the past 30 years, he has conducted extensive research on the development and prevention of child and adolescent problem behavior.
Many of the programs detailed in Biglan’s research and in his book directly align with the research and initiatives of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU-Boulder, said Beverly Kingston, the center’s director.
“Dr. Biglan’s research hits home in Colorado where our center and the prevention community are working to identify and effectively implement proven programs, practices and policies that contribute to creating the conditions that will lead human beings to thrive,” Kingston said. “Most people don’t realize how much we actually know about what really works to prevent violence and promote positive youth development.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Biglan in Colorado to advance these efforts and share them with the public for even greater impact.”
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence is a research program of the Institute of Behavioral Science at CU-Boulder. It was founded in 1992 and aims to bridge the gap between research and practice to ensure that the best that is known from prevention research reaches those who need it most. It offers resources and technical assistance to those committed to understanding and preventing violence and problem behaviors and promoting positive youth development.
Biglan’s visit to Colorado is co-hosted by CU-Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Colorado State University’s Prevention Research Center.
Biglan also will deliver a public talk in Fort Collins on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Columbine Room of the Lincoln Center. The talk is free, but attendees should register in advance at https://advancing.colostate.edu/events/hdfs/tonybiglancommunitytalk. For more information contact BiglanLecture@colostate.edu or call 970-491-5558.
For more information about the event on April 27 visit http://www.nurturinghumanwellbeing.eventbrite.com or contact the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-492-1032.