About the IAY
lAY was established fifteen years
ago with the support of the Ministry of Community and Social Services. It was recognized
that many professionals, parents, and ordinary people do not have research based
knowledge regarding violent behaviour in youth.
Although most professionals try
to keep up with the recent developments, it is not easy. Research related to antisocial
behaviour is published in over 70 journals, this makes it especially difficult for
front line staff, who do not have
easy access to
Front line staff are key to the success of any treatment as they are responsible for implementing the treatment through face to face contact. If research is to have any impact on reducing violence in society, it has to be made available in an easy to comprehend manner to policy makers, the public, parents, and professionals. It is for this reason that IAY was established.
Dr. Shamsie is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and has worked with children and adolescents with behaviour problems for the past 38 years. He has written 6 books and over 25 articles in professional journals. He has also been a consultant to training schools for boys and girls. In 1963, he opened the first adolescent unit in Canada devoted to the treatment of antisocial youth.
Dr. Shamsie is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists of U.K.
Carole Hood, M.Div., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Dr. Hood holds a B.A. (Honours Psychology) from Concordia University, a Dip.Ed. from McGill, an M.Div. from the University of Toronto, an M.Ed. from Brock University and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
She has conducted an extensive review of the multiple overlapping influences which coalesce to produce aggression and violence, and has delineated early biopsychosocial predictors of aggression. In addition, she has isolated the variables which operate as risk and protective factors and summarized successful intervention and prevention strategies. Her consultation work--which centers mainly on identification, intervention and prevention--is based on sound and up-to-date research aimed at reducing violence in our society. Dr. Hood can be contacted through the Institute.
The Institute for the study of Antisocial behaviour in Youth (IAY) is located at the Clarke Institute siteof the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health