Personal Note

With awareness and compassion derived from my own early trauma, my goal is to make a difference for children and the world.

What's done to children, they will do to society. Consequently, we are all affected by what's done to children. Caring for children is our common concern. I encourage the examination of our beliefs and practices to better serve children. Thanks for your interest in my work, and I hope we can connect to make a difference.

Ronald Goldman, PhD is a psychologist, speaker, writer, consultant, and Director of the Early Trauma Prevention Center in Boston, MA. The Center educates the public and professionals about generally unrecognized, effective ways to deal with the origins and prevention of emotional and behavioral problems that often have overlooked beginnings during infancy. This information can improve our personal, social, and political experiences. His decades of work include hundreds of contacts with parents, children, and mental health and medical professionals. He serves as a peer reviewer for a journal in perinatal psychology.

Ronald Goldman, Ph.D. Dr. Goldman’s publications have been endorsed by dozens of professionals in mental health, medicine, and social science. His writing has appeared in newspapers, parenting publications, symposia proceedings, textbooks, and professional journals. See a summary of his perspective at Our Most Important Problem.

He has participated in over 200 media interviews with radio and television shows, newspapers, wire services, and periodicals (e.g., ABC News, CBS News, National Public Radio, Associated Press, Reuters, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Scientific American, Parenting Magazine, New York Magazine, American Medical News). Time and Newsweek have contacted him for consultation, and World Beyond War includes him on their Speakers Bureau.

Dr. Goldman presents enlightening programs to professional groups, universities, conferences, organizations, nonprofits, civic, government, and religious groups, parents, and others. A European organization of 47 countries that advocates for common social ideals and principles invited him as the only non-European participant in an interdisciplinary discussion before the Parliamentary Assembly. 

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Featured Program: Prevent Violence by Confronting Its Origins

Every tragic American murder is a symptom of a larger problem. We are one of the most violent developed countries in the world. For example, one out of four women will be assaulted by a partner in adulthood.

What part of the problem lies with the environment and what part lies with the antisocial individual? Are violent people born or made? Do events that occur before we can remember matter? Is human nature compatible with society?

signThis speaking program explores these questions, our society's attitude toward human nature, and what that means for individual and social development. 

Animal and infant experiments, brain development studies, amazing anecdotes of infant behavior, practices of other cultures, and related work support recommendations that facilitate the creation of a peaceful society and more.

This surprising information challenges us to question some of our cultural assumptions and reflect more deeply on who we are and who we can be as individuals and as a society.

Primary Audiences

This program is valuable for groups concerned about peace, violence prevention, public health, mental health, trauma, psychology, sociology, antisocial behaviors, parenting, professional and research development, children's welfare, early childhood development, and natural living.

Audience Benefits
What People are Saying

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, management consultant

It is my pleasure to share the overwhelming success of your program. You could not have presented a more thought-provoking lecture. After more than a full week, our people continue to talk about the facts that you presented, which is the strongest statement to your effectiveness with your audience.                                         ---Diane Hoffman, program director

Dr. Goldman's presentation is full of insightful and significant ideas. I think that anyone trying to address the issue of, for instance, bullying, should consider this presentation when working with other professionals and educators in order to tackle the problem.  ---Rick Rosenblatt, software developer

Very well-done, easy to follow, concise, and clear! Dr. Goldman should be on Dr. Phil!                                     ---Nancy Wainer, midwife, author, and speaker

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 felt quite moved by the experience. I'd like to see this on Good Morning America!             ---Glenn Koenig, video producer

See Testimonials for additional comments. 

"The grandest privilege of those who have the means is to alleviate suffering."

                                                                                                      Helena Blavatsky

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