Hogg Luncheon e-viteThe Hogg Foundation is excited to announce that, on February 5, 2015, we are hosting a public forum: “How the Public Mental Health System Can Help Prevent Violent Tragedies.” The featured speaker is Dr. Joel Dvoskin, a forensic and clinical psychologist and a nationally known expert on the relationship between mental illness and violence. He is also the lead editor of Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending, which recently won the American Psychology-Law Society’s 2013 Book Award. Dr. Dvoskin is a strong advocate for taking a public health approach to violence prevention, one that addresses the root causes of the problem without needlessly stigmatizing persons with mental illness.

Here’s information about the event:

“How the Public Mental Health System Can Help Prevent Violent Tragedies”
Thursday, February 5, 2015
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Texas Capitol • 1100 Congress Avenue • Austin, Texas 78701
Legislative Conference Center, Room E 2.002

We will also be live streaming the event on our YouTube page. To view the live stream go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O06jaYJ5DRc. The live stream starts at 2:30 p.m., Central Time.

The forum is free and open to the public, but due to limited space, registration is required. Please RSVP to conta.cc/1tN3JDn.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Colleen Horton at
(512) 471-2988 or colleen.horton@austin.utexas.edu.

Hope to see you there!