About Us

ReACT Lab members 2022
Missing from the photo: Sarah Cabecinha-Alati and Polly Cheng

About Us

The Resilience, Adversity, and Childhood Trauma (ReACT) Research Lab is directed by Dr. Rachel Langevin. We seek to better understand issues surrounding children’s experiences of adversity, in particular maltreatment, and how this affects their development and mental health. Our focus is on intergenerational cycles of family violence and child maltreatment. The aim of our studies is to identify and understand the role of psychosocial risk and protective factors that are involved in cycles of violence, as well as factors that can be targeted to break these cycles and ensure children’s healthy developmental trajectories.


The ReACT Lab is affiliated with McGill’s Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF), The Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS), and with The Sexual Violence and Health Team (EVISSA), the Institut universitaire Jeunes en difficulté (IUJD), and the Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma.

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