Training offers insight into teen violence and youth behavior


The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in Richfield is offering the skills development course, Why Teens Kill – Generation Death on Aug. 14. The one-day workshop will feature Phil Chalmers, writer and leading authority on juvenile homicide and mass murder. Chalmers has studied the youth culture for more than 25 years and is knowledgeable in youth culture, youth behavior and the effects of youth entertainment on this age group. Training topics will include:

  • Causes of teen violence;
  • Dangerous youth culture;
  • School safety;
  • Warning signs, triggers and prevention; and
  • Myths of serial killers.
The target audience is law enforcement officers, school administrators, teachers, counselors and social workers. Additional training details, cost and registration is available on the Ohio Attorney General's website.