Dr. Christine Wekerle is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics, and Associate Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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. TheMaltreatment and Adolescent Pathways (MAP) Research Study partnered with Canada’s largest child welfare agencies to track youth outcomes across adolescence.
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. These open access resources are available on the ResilienceInYouth YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Dr. Wekerle and team have developed a resilience app (JoyPopTM) to support day-to-day resilient functioning.