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Research Axes

 

AXIS 1

Incidence and Prevalence

AXIS 2

Profiles, Factors and Consequences

AXIS 3

Effectiveness of Practices
Evaluation of programs and tools for best practices.

 

AXIS 1

Incidence and Prevalence

Quantitative studies which describe intimate relationship problems and sexual abuse.

 

Theme 1.1 – General Population

Studies evaluating the number of incidents of sexual abuse and intimate relationship problem cases occurring within the general population over a certain period of time. These include both cases known to the system and new and unknown cases.

 

Theme 1.2 – Specific Population Groups, Clinical or Vulnerable

Studies evaluating the number of incidents of sexual abuse and intimate relationship problem cases occurring within specific population groups over a certain period of time. Targeted clienteles include population groups showing clinical symptoms as well as at-risk groups.

 

AXIS 2

Profiles, Factors and Consequences

Development and evaluation of conceptual models which meet the needs of those affected by sexual abuse and intimate relationship problems.

 

Theme 2.1 – Individuals

Development and validation of conceptual models based on studies of risk factors, protective factors, impact, consequences and client profiles showing clinical symptoms associated with sexual abuse and intimate relationship problems.

 

Theme 2.2 – Family

Development and validation of conceptual models based on studies of two or more members of a family. These studies can evaluate impact, distress, relationship quality, intergenerational transmission and adjustment of individuals dealing with sexual abuse or intimate relationship problems.

 

Theme 2.3 – Psychological Disorders

Development and validation of models portraying the profiles, factors and consequences associated with the co-occurrence of sexual abuse and/or intimate relationship problems with other types of psychological disorders.

 

AXIS 3

Effectiveness of Practices

Evaluation of programs and tools for best practices

 

Theme 3.1 – Prevention and Intervention programs

Many intervention programs exist in Québec around sexual abuse and intimate relationship problems. Some of these programs have been evaluated in terms of their effectiveness and their relevance, but others have not. CRIPCAS’ evaluative studies are designed to increase the clinical and scientific value of Québec-based intervention programs around sexual abuse and intimate relationship problems.

 

Theme 3.2 – Measurement Tools

Development and validation of measurement tools with a goal to being introduced into practice milieus in order to increase intervention effectiveness with the clienteles targeted by CRIPCAS’ studies.