Dr. Christine Wekerle is an Associate Professor, Pediatrics, and Associate Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She is Editor-in-Chief of the premier international journal, Child Abuse & Neglect, and founding editor of the open-access journal, International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience (www.in-car.ca). Her new book with colleagues, Child Maltreatment (2nd Edition), is targeted to those whose practice engages them in the issues of child maltreatment (https://us.hogrefe.com/shop/childhood-maltreatment-87461.html). Her research focuses on youth who have had adverse childhood experiences and their current mental health and resilience. The
Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways (MAP) Research Study partnered with Canada’s largest child welfare agencies to track youth outcomes across adolescence, and the research-to-action video was runner up in the CIHR IHDCYH Video Talks competition. Her current team grant focuses on the impact of sexual violence victimization among male youth and young adults, seeking to understand components of resilience and developing intervention innovations. The #CIHRTeamSV research-to-action video won a special commendation prize in the CIHR Video Talks contest for 2017. Dr. Wekerle and team have developed a ResilienceInYouth App to support day-to-day resilient functioning.