Janeece R. Warfield
Janeece R. Warfield, PsyD, RPT-S, is a professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She served as the program coordinator for the PACT program since 1995, and in 2012, after the passing of Dr. Betty R. Yung, became director of the Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention Center. She completed an APA-approved postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital in pediatric psychology. As a pediatric psychologist, she specializes in therapeutic services and assessment with young children who have developmental disabilities. Her teaching and private practice interests are in violence prevention, trauma, play therapy, and multicultural/diversity training. Dr. Warfield is the project director of the Parent’s Early Childhood Education–Positive Action Choices Training (PECE–PACT) program, a version of PACT designed to prevent conduct disorders in high-risk preschoolers. She is also project director of Children Matter Montgomery County, a program for children ages 5 to 14 who have a mental health diagnosis and are involved with the juvenile court. Dr. Warfield has been a member of the American Psychological Association’s Adult and Children Together Against Violence (ACT) initiative as a service coordinator since 2000, serves on the APA’s Minority Fellowship Program technical advisory committee, and has membership in numerous other professional organizations, such as the Association of Play Therapy, Ohio Association of Infant Mental Health, and the National Black Family Coalition. She has consulted and trained in the area of violence prevention with organizations such as Head Start, the Ohio Association for the Education of the Young Child, and the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. For her active community engagement, in 2014 Dr. Warfield was awarded Wright State University’s Presidential Award of Excellence for Community Engagement and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Distinguished Service Award. Through a grant from the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Dr. Warfield and Dr. Yung disseminated the PACT program throughout the United States by conducting numerous violence prevention training institutes.