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Advances in Child Maltreatment Prevention

Todd HerrenkohlTodd Herrenkohl, Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families announces a new lecture series, Advances in Child Maltreatment Prevention. This is an annual lecture that focuses on global child maltreatment prevention.

The Advances in Child Maltreatment Prevention speaker series features the work of leading prevention and child welfare scholars engaged in efforts to strengthen and reform child‑serving systems. The series provides a forum for new and emerging knowledge from the social sciences and the helping professions that can improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and their families.

Event Recording

Resilience as a Foundation for Prevention of Mental Health and Substance Use Problems in Youth and Adults Abused as Children

Wednesday, March 13, 2024  |  2 PM - 4 PM

1.5 Regular CE contact hour(s)

Tracie AfifiDr. Tracie Afifi is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Childhood Adversity and Resilience, a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, the Director of the Childhood Adversity and Resilience (CARe) Research team, and a Research Scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. She is also an Associate Editor of Child Abuse & Neglect. Dr. Afifi’s primary research interests are in the areas of child maltreatment and mental health with a focus on resilience, intervention, and prevention. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal publications and has 180 conference presentations at national and international conferences. To date, she has been awarded $45 million in research funding as Principal or Co-Investigator. Dr. Afifi is an inducted college member of the Royal Society of Canada, the 2018 recipient of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research, the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Gold Leaf Award, the 2020 recipient of the Alexander Leighton Award in psychiatric epidemiology, named Canada’s 2021 top 100 most powerful women by the WXN Diversity Council of Canada, and the 2023 recipient of the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic Innovation.

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