Mark Greenberg Receives 2013 Presidential Award at the Annual Society for Prevention Research Meeting in San Francisco

July 8, 2013

Mark Greenberg was honored at the 2013 Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting last month.

Greenberg, Founding Director of the Prevention Research Center and Bennett Chair in Prevention Science, received the 2013 Presidential Award. The Presidential Award is given to an individual who has made a major contribution to prevention science research. This award is intended to be a “lifetime achievement” award for a significant body of research or theory in prevention that has had a major impact on the field. Greenberg is being given the award by Deborah Gorman-Smith, President of SPR.

Greenberg is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the prevention of family violence and child delinquency and the promotion of social competence in children. He is the co-creator of PATHS® curriculum (with Carol Kusche), a program designed to improve the social, emotional and cognitive competence of elementary-aged children. The curriculum, which has been implemented in more than 2500 schools worldwide, is one of 11 programs designated as a “Blueprints for Violence Prevention” program by the U.S. Department of Justice and one of 25 programs designated as a “model program” by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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