The Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways Project: Findings on Risks and Resilience
Please join us for a discussion on issues in service and provisions for youth with multiple forms of maltreatment histories and how to support their development and resilience. Dr. Christine Wekerle will share findings from a study that followed adolescents over 2-3 years as they received services from child welfare in Ontario.
When:Tuesday, April 7, 20154pm
Where:Policy Room 1600SFU Harbour Centre515 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Dr. Wekerle is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics and an Associate Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. She obtained her Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) in 1995 from the University of Western Ontario, an American and Canadian Psychological Association accredited program, and conducted her accredited internship at McMaster in Pediatrics. Dr. Wekerle’s research areas are broadly in the areas of parenting and the prevention of family violence. She has written a book for a broad audience on maltreatment (“Child Maltreatment;” Wekerle, Wolfe, Miller & Spindel, 2006; Hogrefe, translated into Japanese and Spanish), as well as a book and treatment manual on a dating violence prevention program (“The Youth Relationships Project”) which remains one of the few programs evaluated in a randomized control trial with at-risk youth.