More than 1 billion children are exposed to violence every year. Over 1 million children are estimated to be killed every year from violence of all forms. According to Dr. Gary Slutkin, world known epidemiologist, senior advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO), and founder of Cure Violence, ongoing violence is the greatest public health problem of our time. Tune in to Psych UP Live on December 7, 2017 to hear Dr. Slutkin discuss, "Violence: A Contagious Disease That Can Be Cured." Drawing upon his 10 years in Africa working with the World Health Organization reversing contagious diseases like TB and Cholera in Somalia and the epidemic of AIDS in over 25 countries in central and East Africa and Uganda, Dr. Slutkin considers that violence reveals the same exposure, susceptibility, mutation and transmission patterns as a contagious disease. As he will describe, Cure Violence, the model that has been used by 25 cities in the US and across 5 continents, which stops the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control. It involves detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms. The results show reductions in violence of up to 70%. Recognizing that all forms of violence from gun violence to domestic violence is contagious. Dr. Slutkin's message is "Be Part of the Cure."