Current Projects


The Childhood Adversity Study

This study aims to examine the associations among childhood adversity, emotional and psychological well-being, and relationship quality between mothers and young adults. The results of the study will provide a better understanding of the experiences of individuals exposed to adverse life events and will be used to develop and bonify interventions offered. Recruitment for our online survey is now complete. Please see our Recruitment page for more information about participating in an interview.

Click here to start a short survey before being contacted for an interview

(available in English and French)

Perinatal Experiences and Parent-Child Relationships

This project aims to document early risk and protective factors – parents’ mental health, relational functioning, perinatal complications, and early parent-child attachment behaviours – associated with intergenerational continuity of family violence in vulnerable families.

Research-Practice Collaboration with L’Envol: Services d’aide aux jeunes mères

L’Envol: Programme d’aide aux jeunes mères is an organization that provides various services to vulnerable young mothers (25 years-old and under) and their offspring. ReACT lab and L’Envol are working together to foster evidence based practice and improve service utilization.

The International Study of Parenting Norms 

This study is an international collaboration that aims to investigate cross-cultural differences in parenting behaviours and its associations with mental health, well-being and how people in different cultures respond to various life events. Our pilot project will collect data in Canada, Cameroon, Germany, and Japan, and for the full project, we will expand recruitment to include a more global representation. The results of the study will help identify cross-cultural norms around parenting and discipline and will be used in specific community-based interventions as well as inform practices and polices across diverse populations around the world. 

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Intergenerational cycles of reported child maltreatment: A descriptive study

This study aims to document the characteristics of families involved in intergenerational cycles of reported child maltreatment using data from one of Montreal’s Child Protective Agency (CCSMTL). It will provide essential local data on this recognized but undocumented phenomenon.

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