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On behalf of Orchard Cove, and by way of our residents’ input, it is my pleasure to share the overwhelming success of your lecture and subject matter, "Creating a More Peaceful Society by Confronting the Origins of Violence."

You couldn’t have presented a more thought provoking lecture. After more than a full week since your lecture, our residents continue to talk about the facts that you presented, which is the strongest statement to your effectiveness with your audience.

— Diane E. Hoffmann, Director of Member Services
It was one of the most interesting lectures I have attended. Dr. Goldman was very well organized and thought-provoking. I would recommend this presentation as widely as possible.
— Arthur Berney, retired professor
Dr. Goldman's presentation is full of insightful and significant ideas. What particularly surprised me was how much common sense his arguments contained, and that these ideas have been downplayed or ignored by our culture for decades. I think that anyone trying to address the issue of, for instance, bullying, which is very prevalent in the news these days, should consider this presentation when working with other professionals and educators in order to tackle the problem.
— Rick Rosenblatt, software developer
Your lecture got our residents thinking and talking about the topic of violence in our society. When I came in the next day there was a lot of discussion among the residents.
— Jody Briggs, activities director
This presentation has tremendous importance for the well-being of our society and the world.
— Anne Bassinor
Thorough, well-researched, and convincing. Dr. Goldman effectively explains how to help reduce our high rates of violence. I highly recommend this presentation!
— Gabriell Paye, retired teacher
As a homicide survivor, I had a keen and personal interest in Dr. Goldman's topic. He clearly presented much relevant and pointed data which supported valid reasons why the USA is a violent country. Since my sister's murder in 1990, I have wanted to know what can I do to make this country safer. Dr Goldman's presentation gave me some ideas and most importantly added solace to my soul. Well done!!
— Lynn Thomas, financial consultant
Very well-done, easy to follow, concise, and clear! Dr. Goldman should be on Dr. Phil!
— Nancy Wainer, midwife, author, and lecturer
Great progression from clearly enumerated and explained premises to quite logical and plausible conclusions. I appreciated the way this presentation pointed out certain choices our culture has made about where it places its attention and values.
— Karl Heinemann, software developer
I liked everything about this presentation. Thanks for the education.
— Steve Butocu, engineer
This lecture answers questions that I have been thinking about for a long time. Dr. Goldman has done a superior job of pointing out how we perpetuate violence and what we can do about it. I appreciate his insight and caring.
— Roger Saquet, film producer
Clear, comprehensive, and science-based. Interesting for any age.
— Sarah Zitter, family therapist
Dr. Goldman’s recommendations concerning what does work to prevent violence are extremely convincing. This is a wise, carefully composed, and enormously instructive program.
— David Mohs, software engineer
This presentation pulled together results from numerous research studies to form an integrated picture of the origins of violence. I found it concise, well-illustrated, and easy to comprehend. Moreover, I felt quite moved by the experience. I'd like to see this on Good Morning America!
— Glenn Koenig, video producer and database designer
Very good, clear presentation. It brings up important issues.
— Florence Freed, Professor of Psychology
I liked the diversity of the research. I would definitely recommend this program. It opens up discussion about common beliefs.
— Taunya Stefanski, nurse
Thank you, Dr. Goldman, for exploring the roots of violence by examining how our children are treated from  the very beginning of their lives.
— Kathryn Mora, writer, editor, and film producer
This was an amazing presentation about things that I had not known about before. Very eye-opening! Our beliefs and practices need to change.
— Robert Eaton
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