The Fourth R/CSMH presents the 2019 David Wolfe Scholarship in Research on Violence Prevention

Monday, June 3, 2019

Dr. David Wolfe and Courtney Cadieux

Dr. David Wolfe and Courtney Cadieux

Congratulations to Courtney Cadieux, the 2019 recipient of the David Wolfe Scholarship in Research on Violence Prevention. Courtney is a year two Master's student in the School & Applied Child Psychology program at the Faculty of Education.

Courtney was involved in several projects during her time as a Master's student, including The Parents in Partnership with Educators Program (PIPE), Making Mindfulness Matter (M3), Teach Resiliency, The Fourth R and the Healthy Relationships Plus Program (HRPP). She describes her experiences to have all "uniquely contributed to my desire to further conduct research on violence prevention and student mental health and well-being in schools."

Her master’s thesis research focuses on the PIPE program, which demonstrates her interest and passion for overall student well-being. As a program developed to assist families in communicating with schools around the mental health needs of children, Courtney clearly understands the impact of parent involvement in children’s education and the resulting positive outcomes for students.

In addition, with her recent involvement in the Centre for School Mental Health’s project Preventing Problematic Substance Use through Positive Youth Development, Courtney demonstrates her keen interest in providing practical strategies for educators at the classroom and school level to encourage student well-being and development.

Courtney will begin her Ph.D. studies starting Fall 2019 in the field of School and Applied Child Psychology at the Faculty of Education.

This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education based on research on violence prevention and student well-being in schools, as well as academic achievement. The award is determined annually by an adjudication committee that select recipients based on merit according to the award terms.

Dr. David Wolfe is a Senior Research Scholar and Professor with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at the Faculty of Education at Western University. He held the inaugural RBC Chair in Children’s Mental Health from 2002 to 2012 and served as Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal from 2007 to 2012. Dr. Wolfe is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, past President of Division 37 (Child, Youth, and Family Services), and received a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is a recipient of 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 Orthopsychiatry Association. He has provided extensive assessment and consultation to child protective services, schools, and the courts with respect to issues of child abuse and violence.