The Annual Symposium

This symposium is to be offered ONLINE via ZOOM ONLY
November 12-13, 2020
9am - 4pm each day

PLEASE NOTE that registrants will be able to access the Zoom recordings for 1 month after the live event

HATE is a multi-headed monster that can manifest itself in myriad ways, from bombings of marathons to shooting rampages at synagogues to the demolition of federal office buildings. But whether the motive is political, racial or religious in nature, barring overriding mental disorders, the act is always, at heart, one of TERROR, defined in the U.S. criminal code as an "unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives."

In an effort to help criminal justice, behavioral health, public policy and other experts, as well as students and the public at large better understand the roots, modus operandi and strategies for preventing the purveyors of violent hate in America, the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law is pleased to present When HATE Hits Home, its 19th Annual Symposium.

Presented in partnership with:

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the FBI Pittsburgh Division, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Classrooms Without Borders, and Duquesne University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

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This program is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 10 hours of Substantive CLE credit. The program may be viewed either live or as a recording.

This program is offered for 10 CE hours of Social Work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal, For information on social work continuing education call (412) 346-8044. The program may be viewed either live or as a recording.

This program is approved for up to 10 hours of APA (American Psychological Association) continuing education credit - 5 on each day of the program - through co-sponsorship of Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. Please note that APA credits may only be earned by viewing the live event.


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