Vincent: training could help to spot high-risk cases

Gina VincentMost teenagers are not prone to violence, according to Gina Vincent, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry. But social workers, clinicians, teachers and school guidance counselors should be deliberately trained to recognize the potential warning signs in adolescent behavior.

Vincent talked about the subject in a recent UMassMedNow Experts’ Corner interview.

“There should be a much better education around what factors put people at higher risk for violence,” said Vincent, director of translational law and psychiatry research in the Center for Mental Health Services Research in the Department of Psychiatry, UMass Medical School. “That education should occur in the school setting among teachers and school counselors…”

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