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Supervisor Todd Spitzer and OC Health Care Agency to Host Public Forum on the Impact of Violent Video Games

Event is Third in a Series of Safe Communities Meetings

In partnership with the OC Health Care Agency, Supervisor Todd Spitzer will host a Safe Communities Meeting on Violent Video Games and their potential impact on the community.

At the meeting, law enforcement and clinical experts will discuss how violent video games impact the community. Attendees will learn how to identify warning signs of video game addiction and violent behavior. Speakers, which include Deputy Clay Cranford from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Mary Hale Director of Behavioral Health Services, Orange County Health Care Agency and Dr. Kenneth Woog, who is a Clinical Psychologist, will also discuss prevention strategies for parents. Community organizations will host information booths and provide additional resources.

“I am proud to sponsor this series of Safe Communities town halls, with the first in Irvine on mental illness, substance abuse, and violence, and then the second in North Tustin on bullying,” Supervisor Spitzer said. “This meeting on violent video games will be valuable learning experience as families learn to recognize signs of addiction and how to set gaming boundaries.”

The event is open to the community and is scheduled for May 27 from 6-8:00 pm at Columbus Tustin Middle School located at 17952 Beneta Way. For more information, contact OCHCA at (714) 834-2077.

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