Dr. Les Whitbeck: February 13, 2009

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Historical Trauma and Aboriginal Resilience


Date: Friday, February 13, 2009
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Refreshments will be served)
Location: Institute for Community and Family Psychiatry Amphitheatre
4333 Cote-Ste-Catherine (corner Legaré)

About Dr. Whitbeck

Les B. Whitbeck, Ph.D. is the John G. Bruhn Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his B.A. is philosophy from Western Washington State University in 1969, a M.A. in Religion from Earlham School of Religion in 1973, a Masters in Social Work from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in 1975 and his Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University in 1986. He was principal investigator for the Midwest Longitudinal Study of Homeless Adolescents and is currently developing a program of research that focuses on homeless women and children. He is currently principal investigator for a longitudinal diagnostic study of American Indian children aged 10-12 years. The project will follow the children and their caretakers as the children move through their high school years. Dr. Whitbeck has authored or co-authored two books on homeless adolescents and over 100 refereed journal articles. He administrates a National Institute on Mental Health Career Opportunities in Research Program to train minority undergraduates for careers in mental health research. In 2007 he received the Community, Culture, and Prevention Science Award from the Society for Prevention Research.

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