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Gavin de Becker

Public Safety Expert

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About Gavin

Gavin de Becker is widely regarded as the USA’s leading expert on the prediction and management of violence. He is the best-selling author of The Gift of Fear, which spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list and has since been published in eighteen languages. Mr. de Becker’s work has earned him three Presidential appointments, a position on a congressional committee, and he was twice appointed to the President's Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served two years on the Governor's Advisory Board at the California Department of Mental Health, and has been the co-chair of the Domestic Violence Council Advisory Board, as well as a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Policy. For more information about Gavin de Becker, please see his Wikipedia page.

FamilyEducation Area of Expertise

Gavin is an experienced public safety expert for Family Education.

  • Kids, Childhood Safety

    Help your kids learn how to find a "safe" stranger if they're ever lost, alone, or in danger.

  • Kids, Children's Health, Childhood Illness

    A safety expert offers advice about how to best protect your child fromdanger or violence.

  • Family Life, Mom's Corner

    Do you worry too much as a parent? Learn why you do, and how to constructively channel that energy.

  • Teens, Puberty and Sex, Teen Dating

    Help your teenage daughter to respond firmly to strangers and stay safe.

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