March 27, 2007
For immediate release
Amy-Jane Griffiths, doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at The Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara, publishes a column on gang violence in the Santa Barbara Independent
Doctoral candidate Amy-Jane Griffiths, a student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has written a special edition column for “Getting Education: Notes from UC Santa Barbara’s The Gevirtz School” for the on-line version of the Santa Barbara Independent. The essay, entitled “Helping Homies Heal: Providing Kids with Options Can Help Stave off Future Violence” is a direct response to the tragic murder of Luis Angel Linares in downtown Santa Barbara on March 14. The full-length piece can be read on the Independent website; a shorter version of the essay is in this week’s print edition of the paper.
The article presents concrete ways we can band together to provide our children with the support and care they need in the home, at school, and in our community. Griffiths provides a hopeful approach that will help prevent a great deal of the violence.
The bi-weekly Independent column, now in its sixth month, is another effort by UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School to bridge the gap between town and gown.
[Amy-Jane Griffiths is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]