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America?s Leading Authority On Juvenile Homicide Offers Free Presentation
America?s Leading Authority On Juvenile Homicide
Offers Free Presentation At Fenn Center May 2
FORT PIERCE ? Phil Chalmers, America?s leading authority on juvenile homicide and juvenile mass murder, will be providing a free public presentation on Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave.
This powerful presentation, ?Why Teens Kill,? is open to all Treasure Coast residents, including parents and their teenagers. Last year, Chalmers spoke to a standing-room only crowd of law enforcement officers, educators and first responders at the Indian River State College Public Safety Training Complex.
?Having attended his presentation at the Public Safety Training Complex last year, and in light of recent incidents such as the Newtown shootings, I felt that having Phil Chalmers revisit our area to help students with bullying issues, and to inform parents and educators about how to recognize children in crisis, was essential,? said St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky, who worked with several non-profit groups, corporate sponsors and law enforcement agencies to bring Chalmers back to St. Lucie County.
In addition to providing the free presentation at 6 p.m. at the Fenn Center, Chalmers will be speaking at Treasure Coast High School, Fort Pierce Central High School and Dan McCarty Middle School on Thursday, May 2 during the school day.
For the evening presentation at the Fenn Center, John Romano, president/CEO of New Horizons, will also be participating to help shed light on the mental health aspects of these issues, as well as what services are available to parents and students on the Treasure Coast.
Chalmers has interviewed more than 200 teen killers and school shooters and is the author of numerous books and documentaries, including ?Inside the Mind of Teen Killer? and ?True Lies.? His performances at assemblies address tough topics such as bullying, crime prevention, suicide, substance abuse, Internet safety and more. Chalmers? work has been featured on Montel Williams and Howard Stern. Additionally, he has been featured on the E! Network?s ?Billionaire Crime Scenes? and SpikeTV?s ?Don?t Be A Victim.?
Phil Chalmers? May 2 events in St. Lucie County are sponsored by: Waste Pro, the Children?s Services Council of St. Lucie County, the St. Lucie Executive Roundtable, the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the St. Lucie County Sheriff?s Office, the Fort Pierce Police Department, the Port St. Lucie Police Department, the St. Lucie County Fire District and the St. Lucie County School District.
Phil Chalmers? May 2 event at 6 p.m. at the Fenn Center is free, but seating is limited to the first 3,000, so please make plans to arrive early.
For more information on Phil Chalmers visit www.philchalmers.com or www.facebook.com/philchalmersauthor.