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Richard Volpe

Richard Volpe

phone: (416) 934-4511
email: rvolpe@oise.utoronto.ca  
email: richard.volpe@utoronto.ca  
email: richard.volpe@utoronto.ca
website: https://wordpress.oise.utoronto.ca/richardvolpe/

Applied Psychology and Human Development

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

Research Overview

Much of my recent research has involved the finding, casing, and evaluating exemplary programs in the prevention of traumatic injury. Currently, I am investigating how early intervention can play a role in a full local health integration network effort to prevent falls in later in life. Previous studies have included an evaluation of a province wide investigations of a multiple hospital and community program to prevent inflicted infant head trauma, the development of a public health initiative to prevent childrens injuries, and the design of safe non risk adverse playground for special needs children.

Academic History

Laidlaw Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children 1970-71
Ph.D. University of Alberta Social Psychology 1967-70
M.A Kent State University Sociology 1966-67
B.A. University of Akron Psychology 1962-66

Teaching Overview

APD2200 Child Study
APD1256 Child Abuse: Intervention and Prevention
APD1279 Preventative Interventions for Children at Risk
APD1201 Child and Adolescent Development
APD3201 Qualitative Methods
APD3204 History and Systems of Psychology

Representative Publications

Volpe, R. (In process). The handbook of traumatic injury prevention. Charlotte, NC, IAP Press.

See this site to download an overview in Issue 18 of Neuromatters: http://onf.org/documents/neuromatters-newsletter/previous-issues

Volpe, R. Smeh, D., Thompson. K. and Davidson, C. (2014) Addiction Recovery Management. Vaughn, Ont.: Vitanova Foundation.

Volpe, R. (2013) Casebook of exemplary evidenced informed programs that foster community participation after brain injury. Charlotte, N.C., Information Age Publishing.

Volpe, R. (2010) (2011 Reprint Edition) The secure child: Timeless lessons for parenting and childhood education, Charlotte, N.C., Information Age Publishing.

Lewko, J., & Volpe, R. (2009). Learning to Work Safely: A Guide for Managers and Educators. Charlotte, N.C., Information Age Publishing.

Evans, P., Hurrell, P., Volpe, R., Stewart, M. (2007). Children and Families at Risk Series Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France.

Volpe, R. , Talwar, S., & Hunter, A. (2006). Juvenile Prostitution in Toronto. Toronto: SEEACT

Volpe, R., Lewko, J.H., & Batra, A. (2002).  A compendium of effective, evidence-based best practices in prevention of neurotrauma. Toronto, Canada:  University of Toronto Press.

Research Grants and Contracts

2011-2015 Individual ONF & MOH

2009-2010 Individual Health Canada

2008-2009 Group Children and Youth

2007-2009 Group NIOSH

2006-2008 Group ONF

Honours and Awards

Laidlaw Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto (Hospital for Sick Children, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry), Toronto, Ontario 1970-1971.

University Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Behavioral Science Program (Glenrose Provincial Hospital; Centre for the Advanced Study of Theoretical Psychology), University of Alberta 1967-1970.

Professional Activities

Chair, Evidence Based Practice Committee, Ontario Public Health Association.
Member, The Atkinson Centre, HDAP/OISE, University of Toronto.
Member, Laidlaw Foundation, Toronto, Ontario.
Projects Director, Life Span Adaptation Projects, University of Toronto.
Chair, Research Committee, Bloorview School Authority, Toronto, Ontario.
Member, Board of Trustees, Bloorview School Authority, Toronto, Ontario.
Fellow of The American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York, New, York.
Member, Prevention Sciences Committee, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.
Member, The Dr. R.G. N. Laidlaw Research Centre, ICS/HDAP, University of Toronto
Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Childrens Services

Other Information

Dr. Volpe is interested in evaluating the application of prevention and implementation science in evidenced informed policy and practice.

Currently he is working with Ontario's North East
Local Integration Health Networks to improve the quality and integration of their health services.