• 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.

  • News

    New research paper – Journal Nouveaux cahiers de la recherche en éducation

    A new research paper written by Katherine Jodoin, Manon Bergeron, and Martine Hébert was recently published in the journal Nouveaux cahiers de la recherche en éducation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the Empreinte program’s training on sexual violence for school personnel in Quebec. To learn more about it, click […]

    Student Portrait – Ophélie

    Ophélie has just finished her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she completed a thesis on the role of emotional regulation on depressive symptoms and biological markers of stress in the context of a pandemic under the supervision of Frédérick Philippe, Ph.D. She is a psychosocial worker with women […]

    New research paper – Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

    A new research paper written by Kevin Smith, a student in the lab, Mara Brendgen, Martine Hébert, Director of the lab, Frank Vitaro, Ginette Dionne and Michel Boivin, was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. This study aimed to test if individuals with inherent dispositions to depression-related cognitions and behaviors […]

    Best Scientific Poster Award – SQRP

    Congratulations to Élizabeth Hébert, a doctoral student in psychology, and Camille Guimond, a bachelor’s student in psychology, for receiving the award for the best scientific poster at the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie convention held from May 20 to 22 2022. 

    Research interns 2022

    Anna is an undergraduate sexology student entering her final year before graduation in the fall. She is interested in the resiliency processes that individuals and/or communities develop when facing adversity and the intergenerational cycle of violence. Ophélie has just completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her interest in […]

    New research paper – Journal of Adolescence

    A new research paper written by Andréanne Fortin, a student in the lab, Martine Hébert, Alison Paradis, and Laurie Fortin, also a student in the lab, was recently published in the Journal of Adolescence. This study consists of the validation of the Relational Skills Inventory for Adolescents (RSI-A), a new instrument measuring the relational skills […]

    2nd Colloque relations interpersonnelles – SPARX Program

    During the 2nd Colloque relations interpersonnelles, held at the Longueuil campus from May 26 to 27, the director of the Laboratory, Martine Hébert Ph.D., and Catherine Moreau M.A., research professional, presented the SPARX Program during a symposium on preventive and therapeutic interventions for interpersonal traumas intended for children and adolescents.

    2nd Colloque relations interpersonnelles

    On May 26 and 27, the 2nd Colloque relations interpersonnelles hosted by CRIPCAS – Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles, took place, of which the director of the laboratory, Martine Hébert Ph.D., is a member. Students from the laboratory had the opportunity to present their research results over different […]

    Annual SQRP Conference

    During the 44th annual SQRP conference, which was held in St-Sauveur from May 20th to 22nd, 4 students from our research laboratory had the opportunity to present their  results. Congratulations for your presentations! You can consult all of them by clicking on the link associated with the names of the presenters. Élizabeth Hébert : Associations […]

    New research paper – Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma

    A new research paper written by Maude Lachapelle, Mylène Fernet, Martine Hébert, Director of the laboratory, and Roxanne Guyon was recently published in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. This mixed-methods study sought to examine the association between risk and protective factors (individual, familial, and social) and the risks of cyber dating violence victimization […]