AXIS 1 - EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
This axis aims to contribute to the development of epidemiological knowledge on the types of violence within the various life contexts of children, as well as their impacts on their psychosocial evolution.
These types include the cumulation of parental and domestic violence, violence with siblings and other manifestations experienced by children in the family or community (e.g.: assault, sexual abuse, crimes, intimidation).
Specifically, the objectives aim to:
- Document the reach, frequency and evolution of contexts and dynamics of violence experienced by children in the family or the community;
- Identify the risk factors and the impacts of these contexts on the child's psychosocial evolution (e.g.: repeated victimization, depression, aggressiveness, anxiety, academic standing) and on the family's (e.g.: parental capacity, intergenerational cycle, domestic violence);
- Identify the victimization trajectories of children;
- Establish a typology by analyzing groups, interactions and concomitances between the various manifestations of violence in the child's life (private or public).
The research projects integrated into this axis are also included in the programming of the Laboratory for Research in Epidemiology of Maltraitance (LaREM) funded by the Canadian Fund for Innovation.