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James Garbarino

James Garbarino

Keynote Speaker: Author, Psychologist, Expert on Violence & Children; Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University

James Garbarino Biography

James Garbarino received his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in 1973. He is Emeritus Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago. From 2006-2020, he held the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and was founding Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. From 1995-2006, he was Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Development and Co-Director of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University. He earned his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in 1968, and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in 1973. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Garbarino has served as consultant or advisor to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI. In 1991, he undertook missions for UNICEF to assess the impact of the Gulf War upon children in Kuwait and Iraq, and advises programs dealing with literacy as a resource in dealing with trauma in El Salvador and India.

Dr. Garbarino serves as a consultant for media reports on children and families. In 1981, he received the Silver Award at the International Film and Television Festival of New York for co-authoring "Don't Get Stuck There: A Film on Adolescent Abuse." In 1985, he collaborated with John Merrow to produce "Assault on the Psyche," a program dealing with psychological abuse. He also serves as a scientific expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving issues of violence and children.

The National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect honored Dr. Garbarino in 1985 with its first C. Henry Kempe Award, in recognition of his efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children. In 2011, he received the Max Hayman Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association for contributions to the prevention of genocide. In 2015, he received the Rosenberry Award from Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver, for his work in advancing clinical insight into children and youth. In 2016, he received the Paul Fink Interpersonal Violence Prevention Award from the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence. In 2018, he was cited by the American Psychological Association as one of 33 “Influential Psychologists” for his work on trauma.

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James Garbarino Videos

APA 2019 Main Stage: James Garbarino on Gun Violence
James Garbarino: "Why Giving Teenage Killers a Second Chance ...
Dr. James Garbarino on traumatic memories - YouTube

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How much does it cost to book James Garbarino?

Booking fees for James Garbarino, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Garbarino, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for James Garbarino?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Garbarino for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Garbarino for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Garbarino or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Garbarino or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


James Garbarino is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Health and Men's Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book James Garbarino for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. James Garbarino generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kimberly Noble, Chandra Ghosh Ippen and Lucy Marcil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Garbarino for an upcoming event.

James Garbarino Videos

APA 2019 Main Stage: James Garbarino on Gun Violence
James Garbarino: "Why Giving Teenage Killers a Second Chance ...
Dr. James Garbarino on traumatic memories - YouTube

James Garbarino Reviews

  • This team was very thorough and made sure there was always a line of communication open. They answered questions in a timely manner and did a great job working with us to make everything for us as easy as possible. This is a great team!!!
    University of Indianapolis (Area Health Education Center) - Jun 17 2019

  • The content of the text resonates with me on a personal level; never understood the concept of retribution, do examples exist in public life? I thoroughly identify with your mission rock on!
    self employed - Mar 28 2018

James Garbarino Speaking Topics

  • A Developmental Perspective on Trauma in Childhood and Adolesence

    This presentation will examine how trauma in childhood and adolescence affects development. It explores developmental considerations in how trauma is defined and what domains of behavior are most affected. And, it outlines the concept of Post Traumatic Stress Development as an adjunct to conventional thinking about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Protecting Children From Abuse and Neglect

  • Understanding Abusive Families

  • Successful Schools and Competent Students

  • Social Support Networks

How to book James Garbarino?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Garbarino for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for James Garbarino, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Garbarino or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book James Garbarino?

Booking fees for James Garbarino, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Garbarino, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for James Garbarino?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Garbarino for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Garbarino for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Garbarino or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Garbarino or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


James Garbarino is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Health and Men's Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book James Garbarino for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. James Garbarino generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kimberly Noble, Chandra Ghosh Ippen and Lucy Marcil. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Garbarino for an upcoming event.

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