Staples, Minn.,
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Youth Culture and Teen Killer Researcher to Speak at NJPA

STAPLES, Minn. (1 June 2016) -- Phil Chalmers knows the minds and inner workings of teen killers and juvenile murderers, and he's made it his mission to use that knowledge to make our world a safer place.

The researcher, author, trainer, and public speaker will share his findings in a seminar titled, “Generation Death: How America Creates Teen Killers and Mass Murderers,” on Tuesday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) in Staples. Admission is free, open to the public, and includes lunch.

NJPA leader of education solutions Kassidy Rice says the organization recognizes this is a tough subject, but feels Chalmers' message is important to share.

“While unfortunate, we recognize the reality that some of our youth are at risk for violence,” Rice said. This is a proactive step to identify and address the warning signs and needs of these students before it ends in tragedy."

In his 20-plus years of studying youth culture, juvenile homicide, and juvenile mass murder, Chalmers has interviewed over 200 murderers, ranging from teen killers and school shooters, to serial killers and mass murderers. The researcher delves into the minds of the offenders, exploring why they killed and if society could have stopped them.

Chalmers' mission is to save innocent lives and make our schools and world a safer place for children to grow up. Through his work, he hopes to educate the public on why juveniles kill, the six types of teen killers, missed warning signs, and ways we can keep our schools and communities safe.

The seminar is ideal for law enforcement, school administrators, corrections officers, counselors, probation officers, social workers, or anyone who works with youth. Chalmers over 30 juvenile homicide cases as examples, plus a variety of media to relay information, including original videos, active-shooter videos, crime scene photos, killer's journals, and information known only to the killers themselves. He also gives attendees an overview of today's teen entertainment, including video games, music and movies.

In his press kit and biography materials, Chalmers warns, “The content of this seminar is graphic and shocking, and can be disturbing for some attendees.” Advanced registration is required.

To learn more and to register, visit, or call Missy Tureson at 218-894-5462.

About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.