where he is head of the Centre for Prevention Science located in London. He also is professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Toronto and editor-in-chief of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. His recent book is entitled Adolescent Risk Behaviors: Why Teens Experiment and Strategies to Keep Them Safe (Yale University Press, 2006, with Peter Jaffe & Claire Crooks). Dr. Wolfe has broad research and clinical interests in abnormal child and adolescent psychology with a special focus on child abuse, domestic violence, and developmental psychopathology. He has authored numerous articles on these topics, especially in relationship to the impact of early childhood trauma on later development in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Dr. Wolfe has been pioneering new approaches to preventing many societal youth problems such as bullying, relationship violence, and substance abuse. He recently 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 Children’s Services and the Promotion of Children’s Mental Health from the American Orthopsychiatric Association.

Gail Elizabeth Wyatt, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and a board-certified sex therapist, is professor of psychiatry and biomedical sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). For the first 17 years of her career, Dr. Wyatt was the first ethnic minority to receive training as a sexologist. She received a prestigious K award from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop the expertise to develop culturally congruent measures, conceptual frameworks, and interventions to capture sexual decision making among ethnic minority men and women within a socio-cultural framework. She was the first African-American woman in California to receive a license to practice psychology and the first African-American woman Ph.D. in a school of medicine to reach full professor. Dr. Wyatt directs the Sexual Health Program, the National Institutes of Health–funded Phodiso Training Project in South Africa, and the HIV/AIDS Translational Training Program and is associate director of the UCLA CFAR/AIDS Institute. She has been internationally recognized for her work in Jamaica, Africa, India, and, most recently, South Africa where she conducts a longitudinal study of the aftermath of rape among South African women. She has published numerous books and journal articles, including the best-selling book Stolen Women: Reclaiming our Sexuality Taking Back Our Lives (John Wiley and Sons, 1997). Dr. Wyatt was instrumental in the Call for a State of Emergency by numerous state, community, and religious organizations to address the AIDS epidemic in black communities and subsequent health and mental health disparities that continue to fuel the virus.

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