Wekerle, C., Vakili, N., Stewart, S., & Black, T. (2018)

The utility of Twitter as a tool for increasing reach of research on sexual violence.

This study found that Twitter was a viable platform for engaging knowledge users with sensitive content, facilitating greater engagement with sexual violence (SV) researchers’ related work.
doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.04.019

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Wekerle, C., Goldstein, A., Tanaka, M. & Tonmyr, L. (2017)

Childhood sexual abuse, sexual motives, and sexual risk-taking among male and female youth receiving child welfare services

Male and female adolescents receiving services from the Child Welfare system who reported Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) were more likely to endorse motivations for sex associated with coping with negative affect than other youth receiving these services. Sexual motives helped to explain the relationship between CSA and adolescent sexual health risk-taking behaviours.
doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.01.013

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Kehayes, I-L., Hudson, A., Thompson, K., Wekerle, C., Stuart, H., Dobson, K., Krupa, T. & Stewart. S. (in press)

The consequences of alcohol-involved sexual victimization in male and female college students

Collegiates who were sexually victimized by someone who had been consuming alcohol displayed increased anxiety and this relationship was stronger among male victims, in comparison to female victims. These results point to the need for evidence-based policies to prevent secondhand alcohol harms.

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Hudson, A., Wekerle, C., Goldstein, A. L., Ellenbogen, S., Waechter, R., Thompson, K., Stewart, S. H. (2017)

Gender Differences in Emotion-Mediated Pathways from Childhood Sexual Abuse to Problem Drinking in Adolescents in the Child Welfare System

Among child welfare-involved youth, the pathway from CSA to problem drinking was explained in part by anger in males and females. Anxiety also explained the CSA-problem drinking relationship in females.

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Drawson, A. S., Houlding, C., Braunberger, P., Sawula, E., Wekerle, C., & Mushquash,C. J. (2016)

Violence and Resilience: A Scoping Review of Treatment of Mental Health Problems for Indigenous Youth and their Families

This scoping review provides support for providing culturally adapted mental health treatments (CBT) and services for Indigenous youth to treat mental health concerns and promote resilience.

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McTavish, J., Sverdlichenko, I. MacMillan, H., & Wekerle, C. (2019)

Child sexual abuse, disclosure and PTSD: A systematic and critical review

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a prevalent exposure with potentially serious, negative health consequences, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its symptomatology.

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