About the Author
HENRI PARENS, MD, FACPsa
The author of more than 200 scientific and lay publications, 16 books, and various multimedia programs, Dr. Parens has focused his research efforts on the development of aggression in early childhood, the prevention of violence and malignant prejudice, and the prevention of experience-derived emotional disorders. His work emphasizes methods of education for parenting.
Dr. Parens is the recipient of more than 17 honors and awards including: Miriam Brown World of the Child Award (1993); Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society's Presidential Award (2004); Dean's Citation for Significant Contributions to the Advancement of Education at Jefferson Medical College (2004), Lifetime Achievement Award, Regional Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2005). In 2008 he was awarded the Arnold Lucius Gesell Prize in Munich, Germany for his research on aggression and the prevention of its negative consequences.