The Centre de Recherche sur la Violence faite aux Enfants (CRVE), formerly the Canada Research Chair in Violence Against Children (2010 à 2021), conducts research projects that are integrated into the programmation of the Centre de recherche Jeunes en difficulté du Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal.

The CRVE aims to better understand the children victimization trajectories and dynamics and their consequences on the child's development. Guided by an holistic approach, the Chair makes it possible to decompartmentalize studies on violence against children in the various aspects of their lives. A global approach such as this is essential in order to better understand their past experiences, their victimization trajectory, and the impact violence has on their development. It also allows the improvement and development of adapted support programs for the children and families in a situation of psychosocial vulnerability.

Dr Marie-Ève Clément, professor for the Department of Psychoeducation and Psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and holder of a doctorate degree in Community Psychology, is the director or the CRVE.

The objectives targeted by the research center are of a fundamental (axis 1) and applied (axis 2) nature.


This axis aims to contribute to the development of epidemiological knowledge on the form and types of violence within the various life contexts of children, as well as their impacts on their psychosocial evolution


This second axis aims to assess the establishment and efficiency of psychosocial intervention programs for children and their family.

Discover our team →