• 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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    ÉVISSA Research Capsule (#38)

    A new ÉVISSA Research capsule is available ! The capsule discusses about desorganized attachment, emotion dysregulation and dissociation in preschoolers victims of sexual abuse. To learn more, click here.

    Discover our research professional – Manon

    Manon Robichaud holds an undergraduate degree in psychology, a certificate in human sexuality and a master’s degree in sexology. Her passion for research, mainly in terms of database management, statistical analysis, and the creation and management of online questionnaires (via Qualtrics), has allowed her to support researchers and students in their research projects for the […]

    Doctoral Thesis Defense – Cyndi

    Congratulations to Cyndi Boisjoli that defended her doctoral thesis with success ! As part of her research project, Cyndi looked at the problems of alexythmy in children who have been sexually abused. Her thesis is entitled: “Alexithymie et problèmes de comportement chez les enfants d’âge scolaire victimes d’agression sexuelle“ Good job !

    Postal Card (#15)

    Promoting better recognition of different emotions, providing emotional support and sustaining the development of emotion regulation skills are efficient strategies of intervention to help children with a history of trauma. To learn more, click here.

    Research Paper – Psychology of Violence

    A research paper written by Marie-Pier Petit, Martin Blais and Martine Hébert, director of the laboratory, was published in the journal Psychology of Violence. The article is entitled “Prevalence, co-occurrence, and recurrence of teen dating violence across dimensions of sexual orientation: A longitudinal study using a representative sample of adolescents”. The purpose of the study […]

    ResilienceCon 2021 – Poster

    At the ResilienceCon 2021 conference in mid-April, Arianne Jean-Thorn, a doctoral student in psychology, presented a scientific poster entitled “Heterogenous profiles of adaptation in youth during COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec”. The results show the diverse profiles of adaptation in youth during the pandemic. To view the poster, cliquer ici.

    Postal Card (#14)

    Sleep problems should be regularly addressed during the initial assessment so that they can be dealt with quickly, if there are any. For more information, click here.

    Research Paper – Journal Child and Youth Services Review

    A research paper written by Rachel Langevin, Martine Hébert, Director of the laboratory, and Sarah Cabecinha-Alatia, was published in the journal Child and Youth Services Review. The paper is entitled ‘’Multilevel factors associated with the intergenerational continuity of child sexual abuse’’. The results outline the risk and protective factors associated with the intergenerational continuity of […]

    Discover our students – Doctorate in psychology

    Kevin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montrél, under the supervision of Mara Brendgen, Ph.D. and Martine Hébert, Ph.D., director of the laboratory. As part of his doctoral thesis, Kevin is investigating the […]

    Discover our students – Doctorate in psychology

    Valérie completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology, honors profile, at the Université de Montréal. She is currently doing a doctorate in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, under the supervision of Martine Hébert, Ph.D., director of the laboratory. For her doctoral thesis, Valerie is investigating violence in adolescent romantic relationships. More specifically, she […]