• Led by Martine Hébert, Ph.D., the laboratory’s research program focuses on child sexual abuse and adolescent dating violence. The aim of our studies is to identify protective factors on individual, familial, social and community levels that contribute in reducing the impacts of victimization. Our various projects also aim to promote the implementation of evidence-based interventions and prevention programs in order to support the optimal development of children and youth.

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    Student Portrait – Laurie

    Laurie completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, during which she conducted an honours thesis focusing on the self-esteem of adolescent victims of violence in their romantic relationships. She is now undertaking a Ph.D in psychology under the direction of Martine Hébert, Ph.D. As part of her doctoral thesis, […]

    Symposium presentation- 43rd Annual SQRP Conference

    On October 13th, several members of the Sexual Violence and Health Team (ÉVISSA) will be presenting their research findings and initiatives at a symposium entitled “Sexual Assault, Disclosure, Reactions, Awareness and Recovery: Making a Difference Through Our Actions” at the 43rd Annual SQRP Conference. Looking forward to this great symposium! To consult the schedule of […]

    ÉVISSA Research Capsule (#40)

    A new ÉVISSA research capsule is available! The study’s objectives were to investigate the characteristics that distinguish adults consulting in sex therapy regarding the improvement of their sexual satisfaction by considering the traumas experienced in childhood, their attachment representations, and their therapeutic alliance. To learn more, click here.

    Meet our 2021 research interns

    Camille, Marie, Pénélope, and Lauren completed a research internship this summer. During the last months, they all have contributed to the promotion of the laboratory’s projects. CAMILLE collaborated in the updating of Martine Hébert’s curriculum vitae. In addition, she took part in the data collection from child victims of sexual abuse. Finally, Camille participated in […]

    New research paper – International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience (IJCAR)

    A new research paper written by Virginie Attard, Jacinthe Dion, Christiane Bergeron-Leclerc, Vincent Tremblay, Martine Hébert, Director of the laboratory, and Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin was recently published in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience (IJCAR). The objective of this article was to investigate the effects of the Lantern|Awacic Program training and identify […]

    Student Presentation – IVAT 2021

    Justine Caouette, a doctoral student in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, presented her research findings at the 26th International Virtual Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan (IVAT). Justine was interested in emotion recognition accuracy and disparities in child victims of sexual abuse and non-abused children. Read more here.

    Recipients of the 2021-2022 CRIPCAS Scolarship for graduate degree

    🥇 Congratulations to Édith Paré-Roy & Valéry Dubé, students in Martine Hébert’s laboratory, for receiving a ✨graduate scholarship✨ awarded by CRIPCAS for the year 2021-2022.

    Prix d’excellence en recherche-création du Réseau de l’Université du Québec

    It is with great pride that we announce that Martine Hébert has won the Prix d’excellence en recherche-création du Réseau de l’Université du Québec, Leadership 2021 category.   This award aims to recognize and promote the exceptional innovation, leadership and performance of professor-researchers from institutions in the Université du Québec network.  Watch the interview granted by […]

    ÉVISSA Research Capsule (#40)

    A new ÉVISSA research capsule is available! The study aimed to document the characteristics of adults consulting in sexotherapy concerning their sexual satisfaction and to evaluate the evolution of this satisfaction. To learn more, click here. 

    Have you heard about Marie-Vincent Chair?

    The Marie-Vincent Interuniversity Chair, for which Martine is a co-holder, is a research chair aimed at developing and improving the treatment offered to children (0-18 years) who are victims of sexual abuse and those with problematic sexual behaviours (0-12 years). This includes identifying their developmental trajectories, evaluating services offered and prevention initiatives. To learn more […]