Research

Cutting-edge expertise on sexual violence

The goal of the Chaire interuniversitaire Marie-Vincent is to develop cutting-edge expertise in Québec in the areas of screening and treatment of child and teen sexual assault.

The Chaire aims to:

  • Increase knowledge in order to develop and evaluate specialized therapeutic services to improve their quality for victims and those in their environment;
  • Provide specialized tools, such as practice guides or intervention protocols;
  • Disseminate research results in order to further the development of practices and knowledge, and, in so doing, contribute to the continual development of expertise;
  • Train the next generation to pursue the advancement of knowledge.

More specifically, the Chaire’s research program includes four priority elements:

  • Evaluation of the needs and abilities of children who are victims of sexual violence and of their families;
  • Evaluation of therapeutic services provided by Centre d’expertise Marie-Vincent;
  • Study of the various development pathways for children involved in situations of sexual violence;
  • Evaluation of the various knowledge transfer modalities.

Our researchers

Mireille Cyr

Full professor at the Department of Psychology at Université de Montréal
Director, Centre interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles (CRIPCAS) 
Co-chairholder of the Chaire de recherche interuniversitaire Marie-Vincent sur les agressions sexuelles envers les enfants

Martine Hébert

Full professor at the Department of Sexology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Research laboratory led by Martine Hébert, Ph.D.
Co-chairholder of the Chaire de recherche interuniversitaire Marie-Vincent sur les agressions sexuelles envers les enfants

The Chaire develops cutting-edge expertise in Québec in the areas of screening and treatment of child and teen sexual assault.

For every Marie and every Vincent, let’s give.

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