Straight Talk with Celebrity P. I. John J. Nazarian’s guests tonight at 7 PM PST – 10 PM PST are Dr. Glenn Lipson, Jefferson Fietek & Dawna Kaufmann.
Dr. Glenn Scott Lipson is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist trying to reduce the incidence of sexual misconduct in schools through education. He is a topic expert in this area and is available to discuss and inform the public about the range, causes and effects of school based sexual misconduct. It is his intention is to lower the incidences of such misconduct, which currently affects from 1 in 10 students. He is the creator of the online training program, Making Right Choices (MRC). At the request of a large San Diego school district, he created MRC, which to date has trained 4,000 educators to date, with another 100,000 slated in one county alone. Unique to this program, in addition to the outstanding feedback it has received, is the collaborative, community-based way in which it has been developed. More about this approach can be found at www.makingrightchoices.com.
Dr. Lipson is Program Director as well as Associate Professor of the Forensic Psychology Program at Alliant International University, San Diego Campus. A Diplomate in forensic psychology he has evaluated victims, perpetrators and has been retained in suits involving clergy, youth organization and internet exploitation. He has appeared in Expert capacity on local media outlets, Court TV/Sessions and the Verdict with Paula Todd. Dr. Lipson has worked with HBO and the Discovery channel. As a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology he has testified in homicide, sexual assault and other high profile cases.
Dr Lipson can be contacted at:
Web University: email@example.com
Web private: DrGlennLipson@gmail.com
Dr Lipson works and lives in San Diego and Los Angeles California.
Jefferson Fietek was awarded on Friday night, January 6, 2012, with the esteem Stonewall DFL’s “Alan Spear Award” for his outstanding work towards equality for ALL youth.
Jefferson Fietek is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Questioning) youth. He is the Vice President and Program Director for the newly formed LGBTQ youth program Justin’s Gift and has been working on a local, state and national level to ensure that schools are safer and more inclusive of LGBTQ students and their allies.
Fietek’s views about creating schools that are truly inclusive of LGBTQ youth has been featured extensively in local media as well as in the New York Times, the national news magazine Mother Jones and in the CNN documentary entitled “Don’t Teach, Don’t Tell”. His work lead to the creation of the first ever middle school level Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in Minnesota’s largest school district. He has met with School Board and Superintendent to work toward the creation of better anti-bullying policies and classrooms that are more inclusive of LGBT students and/or LGBT parents. Fietek also continues to work closely with community members as they work to create a proactive anti-bullying curriculum and training for all adults who work with students, so that they can be more sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ students and families.
In 2011, Mr. Fietek raised nearly $6,000 through theatrical events and other out-reach to bring attention to LGBTQ youth who have lost their lives to suicide. The money was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Most recently GLSEN named Jefferson Fietek the runner up for the 2011 Teacher of the Year for his continued work to create safer schools for LGBTQ youth.
Dawna Kaufmann will be on to discuss the late Randy Stone who was the co-founder of the Trevor Project and was a co-worker of Kaufmann. Randy died way too early, of a heart attack. He had worked with Jodie Foster for years, after leaving Fox as a casting expert. Kaufmann knew him much earlier, when he was doing casting at a production company where Kaufmann worked. He was also a musician and put on tape some songs she happened to discover again recently. A nice man with a lot of talent. Before Kaufmann knew him he was wed to Streisand’s sister, Rosalind Kind. And he was about the handsomest guy you can imagine.
Dawna Kaufmann is an accomplished true crime journalist.
Her latest book, From Crime Scene to Courtroom: Examining the Mysteries Behind Famous Cases, written with Dr. Cyril Wecht, blasts open the death probes involving Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony and five other criminal cases.
You can pick up is a brief synopsis of the book and the cases covered, a must read, at Straight Talk with John J Nazarian:
Kaufmann has covered hundreds of high-profile homicide and missing person cases for national publications. She is also an award-winning producer and writer, with a multitude of credits in television, including late-night comedy programming and prime-time network variety series.
Join us tonight for this top panel of experts and call in and be part of the discussion. Comment telephone lines are always open to call in throughout the one hour show at 818-572-8030 (long distance charges do apply). We encourage you join in the discussion.
Don’t become part of the “contagion of suicide”. If you are a GLBTQ teen and you feel suicidal there are people to talk to and they will understand you. Call The Trevor Project Saving young lives at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386); there mission statement is that “The Trevor Project is the Leading National Organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth.”
You can also reach out to John here at Straight Talk at John J Nazarian and John will see you get a list of resources including Face Book groups and Twitter groups. You are not alone, you are loved!
Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian
January 8, 2012
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