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Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, Educating Communities for Parenting will be holding its Imagine Celebration Speakers’ Series. This year, ECP is proud to present Dr. Myriam Miedzian, author of Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence. Dr. Miedzian’s book is an important, ground-breaking exploration of how and why males are increasingly turning to violence and just why ECP’s Baby Watch can help stop this alarming trend.

Dr. Miedzian has appeared on over 300 TV and radio programs, including CHARLIE ROSE, OPRAH WINFREY, LARRY KING LIVE, and THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW. Her research on school programs that help prevent violent behaviors formed the basis of an NPR Weekend Edition program.


ECP’s Baby Watch program promotes pro social behaviors and provides children with experiences that helps them understand the importance of becoming caring and nurturing adults. The faculty, and students at the Stephen Girard Elementary School located at 1800 Snyder Avenue in Philadelphia are excited to have ECP’s Baby Watch program at their school. Once a week the second grade classroom is transformed into an interactive learning lab where students are discovering more about themselves, developing an awareness of others, and thinking critically, while learning to solve conflicts non-violently.

Visit the “Baby Watch” page to learn more about this innovative, research-based parenting education program.

You are invited to join us at a luncheon and lecture from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 15 at Maggiano’s Little Italy located at 1201 Filbert Street, Philadelphia Pa. Dr. Miedzian will offer thought-provoking alternatives and strategies that society can take to decrease negative behaviors at home and in the classrooms by first, educating for empathy.

Educating Communities for Parenting, is a private non-profit providing high quality youth development and parenting education programs throughout Philadelphia and its region since 1976.