Dr. W. Rodney Hammond

Dr. W. Rodney Hammond
Dr. W. Rodney Hammond

W. Rodney Hammond, PhD, is the retired director of the Division of Violence Prevention within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, he is an adjunct professor of counseling and human development in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. He began his career at CDC in 1996 following 23 years in academia, where he became nationally recognized for his research and programs focused on preventing youth violence. As the first permanent director of the Division of Violence Prevention, he led the division through unprecedented growth. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to promoting a public health approach to preventing violence, both nationally and internationally. His efforts brought recognition to the CDC as a world leader in violence prevention and have engaged numerous partners in violence prevention activities, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the World Health Organization. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a distinguished fellow emeritus of the National Academies of Practice. In 2010, he received the Nicholas Hobbs Award from the Society for Child and Family Practice of the American Psychological Association for lifetime achievements in child advocacy and policy. Also in 2010, the American Psychological Association honored him with their Meritorious Research Service Commendation for his leadership role at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in applying psychological science to the problem of youth violence. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his PhD in psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee. He completed postdoctoral study at Harvard University.

Books by Author

Positive Adolescent Choices Training (PACT): A Model for Violence Prevention Groups with African American Youth
A Model for Violence Prevention Groups with African American Youth

PACT is a training program that provides practical guidelines and procedures that have proven to be effective in conducting violence prevention tra

30-minute DVD
PACT: Positive Adolescent Choices Training
A Model for Violence Prevention Groups with African American Youth

This new edition of the PACT violence prevention program guide provides the rationale and background for the PACT approach, offering guidelines and

Dealing with Anger: A Violence Prevention Program for African American Youth
A Violence Prevention Program for African American Youth

A set of two unique, video-based training programs — one for males and one for females.

Set of both Male and Female DVD video programs

Leader's Guide only:

Males Guide

Skill Cards only:

Dealing with Anger: A Violence Prevention Program for African American Youth (Skill Cards)

Skill Cards

Leader's Guide only:

Dealing with Anger: A Violence Prevention Program for African American Youth. Leader's Guide for Females

Females Guide