WAVE's International Panel of Expert Advisers

Dr Sandra Bloom

Executive Director of The Sanctuary programs, in suburban Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Sandy has devoted her clinical work and practice to the development of safe environments for the treatment of adults who have been abused as children. Her first book, "Creating Sanctuary: Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies" is devoted to the story of her experiences developing inpatient programs for traumatized adults. The Sanctuary Model is the first well-defined model for milieu treatment integrating trauma theory with therapeutic community principles and the practice of nonviolence. Her second book, "Bearing Witness: Violence and Collective Responsibility", reflects her passion for prevention and the development of broader social policy initiatives to stop violence from happening in the first place. She is a Past- President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and Chaired a Task Force on Family Violence for the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded a grant to study the introduction of the Sanctuary Model into residential treatment programs for traumatized children and adolescents in New York.

Professor Kevin Browne

A Psychologist, Biologist and Criminologist. Head of the Clinical Criminology Department of Birmingham University. A recognised expert on domestic violence, he has been researching family violence for 20 years and has published extensively on the subject. Co-author, with Professor Martin Herbert, of the book "Preventing Family Violence." He has been Chair of the Research Committee of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (IPSCAN) and Co-Editor of Early Prediction and Prevention of Child Abuse, a book series on Child Care and Protection, and Child Abuse Review, the Journal of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BAPSCAN).

Luke Daniels

An international trainer and consultant on domestic violence. His work with perpetrators of domestic violence at the Everyman Centre in London was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, "Pulling the Punches" in 1994. An experienced counsellor, group worker and teacher of Revaluation Co-Counselling. He has spoken widely on domestic violence at conferences, seminars, radio, TV and in the Press. His work has also been published in the book "Working with Men".

Dr. James Gilligan, M.D.

Director of the Center for the Study of Violence at Harvard Medical School and former medical director of the Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane, James Gilligan was brought in as Director of Mental Health for the Massachusetts prison system because of the high suicide and murder rates within their prisons. When he left ten years later the rates of both had dropped to virtually zero. His therapeutic, diagnostic and forensic work with violent individuals, including addressing prison riots, hostage-taking incidents, hunger strikes, terrorism, gang rapes, prison suicides and homicides, has taken place in maximum-security prisons and mental hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. His current research projects include an evaluation of an experimental violence prevention programme in the jails of San Francisco for the Soros Foundation. His publications include Violence: Our Deadly Epidemic and Its Causes (Grosset/Putnam, New York, 1996); Violence: Reflections on Our Deadliest Epidemic (London: Jessica Kingsley, 1999) and Preventing Violence: An Agenda for the Coming Century (London and New York: Thames and Hudson).

Adam Jukes

For the past 15 years, Co-ordinator of The Men's Centre, a clinical centre for violent men who perpetrate domestic violence. A member of the Institute of Group Analysts, and author of 3 books "Why men hate women", "Men who batter women" and "A psychodynamic approach to working with men". He holds consultancy posts in a number of hospitals, and his work has been published in numerous journals.

Dr Gerald Patterson

A psychologist, and co-founder of the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC), Jerry works intensively on research into topics such as parent training, pathways to antisocial and violent behaviour, and genetic contributions to behaviour. A prolific contributor to academic debate on both parent training and the origins of violence, he is particularly known for his pioneering work on the contribution of coercive family processes to child behaviour problems. He has won several distinguished scientist awards from the American Psychological association, and his longitudinal study, the Oregon Youth Study, won a Merit award from the National Institute of Mental Health for excellence in research. He has authored or co-authored "Families", "Living with Children", "Parents and Adolescents", and "Antisocial Boys".

Dr Bruce Perry

Research Professor of Child Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, his clinical work and practice has focused on traumatised children, examining long-term cognitive, behavioural, emotional, social and psychological effects of trauma in children, adolescents and adults. This work has been instrumental in describing how traumatic events in childhood change the biology of the brain. His CAT scans of the brains of neglected and abused children have caught the attention of audiences on TV and elsewhere, and been instrumental in drawing attention to the lasting damage of infant neglect and abuse. He is the author of over 150 journal articles, book chapters and scientific proceedings. His book "Maltreated Children: Experience, Brain Development and the Next Generation" is to be published in 2000.

Sir Michael Rutter

Professor and Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of London's Institute of Psychiatry, and Honorary Director of the Medical Research Council Child Psychiatry Unit. In addition to his extensive experience in clinical practice, his research activities include protective factors in child development, developmental links between childhood and adult life, schools as social institutions, neuropsychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. His publications include some 30 books, 105 chapters, and over 230 scientific papers. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1987 and was knighted in 1992.

Dr Felicity de Zulueta

Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, and lead clinician of the Traumatic Stress Service at the Maudsley Hospital, London. Clinical Lecturer in Traumatic Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry. Group Analyst and Systemic Family Therapist. Presenter of many papers at conferences exploring the roots of violence. Author of the book "From Pain to Violence, the traumatic roots of destructiveness". A founding member of the International Attachment Network.

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