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David A. Wolfe

David A. Wolfe, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist specializing in issues affecting children and youth — including prevention of bullying.

After completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Florida in 1980, David Wolfe pursued an academic career in Canada focusing on child abuse and domestic violence. He holds the inaugural RBC Chair in Children’s Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and heads the CAMH Centre for Prevention Science in London, Ontario. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto. Since 2007 he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal.

David has received the Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science from the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Blanche L. Ittleson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Delivery of Childrens Services and the Promotion of Childrens Mental Health from the American Orthopsychiatric Association. His books include Adolescent Risk Behaviors: Why teens experiment and strategies to keep them safe (with P. Jaffe & C. Crooks; Yale University Press, 2006); Child abuse: Implications for child development and psychopathology, 2nd Edition (Sage, 1999); and Abnormal Child Psychology, 4th edition (with E. Mash; Wadsworth, 2009).

His interests in violence prevention have culminated into a comprehensive school-based initiative for reducing adolescent violence and related risk behaviors, known as the Fourth R. The Fourth R is currently used in over 800 high schools throughout Canada. It was recently identified as a top evidence-based program for school-based violence prevention by the New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where it is being implemented in several US sites as part of their national violence-prevention initiative.

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Ce que les parents doivent savoir sur les comportements à risque des adolescents

Ce que les parents doivent savoir sur les comportements à risque des adolescents

Stratégies pour réduire les problème á l'alcool, aux drogues, aux jeux de hasard et à Internet
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Clusters in a Cold Climate

Clusters in a Cold Climate

Innovation Dynamics in a Diverse Economy
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Clusters Old and New

Clusters Old and New

The Transition to a Knowledge Economy in Canada's Regions
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What Parents Need to Know about Teen Risk-Taking

What Parents Need to Know about Teen Risk-Taking

Strategies for Reducing the Risks of Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and Gambling
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What Parents Need to Know about Teens

What Parents Need to Know about Teens

Facts, Myths and Strategies
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What Parents Need to Know About Teens

What Parents Need to Know About Teens

Facts, Myths and Strategies
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Acting Out

Acting Out

Understanding and Reducing Aggressive Behaviour in Children and Youth
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Growing Urban Economies

Growing Urban Economies

Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions
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Innovating in Urban Economies

Innovating in Urban Economies

Economic Transformation in Canadian City-Regions
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