Dr. Barrett is the author of a violence prevention curriculum that focused on helping youth who live by the “code of the street” stay safe and manage threatening situations without violence while also saving face:


“Help for Cambridge Youths.”

By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer, Harvard Gazette, November 29, 2012


“Your lecture was extremely well received. I had a lot of positive feedback, which is not usual for a veteran staff. One teacher, who is usually pretty negative, told me that she felt you were speaking right to her.”

Ann Margaret McKillop. Ph.D.
Curriculum Director
Rutland Windsor Supervisory Union
Ludlow VT

“One of the better trainings I have been to this year.”

“Excellent speaker, bring him back in the Fall before school starts.”

Feedback from Four Winds Hospital, Saratoga NY, Springs


The Safety Net Collaborative: Working Group on Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, October 12, 2012

“Gangs, Crews and Cliques in Schools: What to Look for and What to Do.”

School Mental Health Conference, Harvard Medical School, February, 2017