Monday, December 5, 2022 - 15:16

We are proud to share with you this op-ed that has just been published by Le Devoir on the media and social response to the victimization of boys and men. This open letter is co-written by our director Natacha Godbout and our member Rose Lebeau with 10 colleagues who have expertise in trauma: Stéphanie Lavigne, Maude Goyette-Vanasse, Mylène Fernet, Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Pascale Brillon, Jean-Martin Deslauriers, Delphine Collin-Vézina, Audrey Brassard, Martine Hébert, Daniel Lalonde. This letter is also co-signed by key players in trauma in Quebec at the research and intervention level.

To read the open letter in Le Devoir:…

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 14:25

Our director 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐚 𝐆𝐨𝐝𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 and her colleague 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐨 𝐓𝐫𝐞́𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐫 (Via l'Anse) will offer a workshop on November 15th for the 𝐶𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑓 𝑆𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒́ 𝑒𝑡 𝑏𝑖𝑒𝑛-𝑒̂𝑡𝑟𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑠 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑑𝑒 𝑙'𝐸𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑒 (𝑆𝐵𝐸𝐻-𝐸)

This workshop aims to better equip practitioners on the specific issues experienced by male victims of domestic violence, in a trauma sensitive approach. The main objectives of the workshop are:

1. To present a history and a portrait of the risk factors and consequences of domestic violence experienced by men

2. To increase the awareness of professionals to the different forms and dynamics of conjugal violence

3. Suggest ways to address this issue with their clients

4. 4. To provide practitioners with the tools they need to encourage their male clients to recognize that they are experiencing domestic violence

5. To develop their abilities to better support a male victim of domestic violence

To register before November 7, please write to :

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 10:23

TRACE member Roxanne Guyon has just published a new article, co-authored with Mylène Fernet, Marianne Girard, Natacha Godbout, Marie-Marthe Cousineau and Monique Tardif. The article is titled 𝑊ℎ𝑜 𝑎𝑚 𝐼 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑆𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝐵𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔? 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑅𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑆𝑒𝑙𝑓-𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝐵𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝐷𝑖𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑆𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝑆𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝐴𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑣𝑜𝑟𝑠.

To read the article:

Monday, September 12, 2022 - 09:25

Our member Éliane Dussault participated in the Health and Society podcast to talk about the themes of her doctoral dissertation, including the links between childhood abuse and neglect, mindfulness and sexual and relational well-being in adulthood.

To listen to the podcast, click here 🔎

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 13:38

TRACE Director Natacha Godbout co-authored an article published on The Conversation. The article is entitled 𝐴𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝑑𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑙'𝑒𝑛𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒: 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑙𝑒𝑠 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑛𝑡-𝑖𝑙𝑠 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑎̀ 𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑢𝑚𝑎? and discusses the difficulties faced by victims as well as the importance of taking a trauma-sensitive approach.

Congratulations to Natacha and co-authors Jean-Martin Deslauriers, Mylène Fernet and Stéphanie Pelletier for this publication!


Monday, July 25, 2022 - 14:02

Congratulations to TRACE's director Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., who was interviewed for La Semaine magazine on recent disclosures of potential victims of date rape drug intoxication. The interview is available here (in French).

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 16:30

The birth of a new child requires adaptation. In this Fatherhood Week, how do Quebec fathers experience parenthood?

The Couples Parentaux project, conducted by TRACE - Unité de recherche et d'intervention sur le TRAuma et le CouplE and LÉFAC - Laboratoire d'études sur le bien-être des familles et des couples, is looking at how new parents adapt. Our sample of 904 fathers living in Quebec shows that over 96% of them feel happy in their role as parents.

To learn more, click here!

Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 09:38

Our lab students Cloé Canivet and Roxanne Bolduc, under the supervision of the director of TRACE Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., have officially a new published article! The article is titled Exploring variations in individuals' relationships to sexual fantasies: A latent class analysis and is available here.

Friday, April 1, 2022 - 09:34

The TRACE team is proud of its student Roxanne Guyon who has just won the Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture!

The award-winning article highlighted, among other things, the importance of loved ones in the recovery of sexual assault survivors and the need to deconstruct gender stereotypes.

Roxanne is a doctoral student in sexology under the supervision of Dr. Mylène Fernet (Laboratoire d’études sur la violence et la sexualité) and Dr. Natacha Godbout (TRACE). She is also a member of CRIPCAS.

Congratulations Roxanne! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 14:08

Members of TRACE have recently published a new infographic fact sheet from the article Validation of the French sexual mindfulness measure and its links with psychosexual well-being.

In addition to TRACE members, this fact sheet was realized in close collaboration with David Lafortune, Ph.D., and Marie-Aude Boislard, Ph.D., both Professors at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 11:16

The Director of TRACE, Natacha Godbout, PhD, has recently participated to the writing of the article "Childhood sexual abuse, dyadic empathy, and intimate partner violence among men seeking psychological help" that was published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The article was written by Audrey Brassard, Ph.D., director of the Laboratoire de recherche sur le couple et la sexualité, in collaboration with members of her lab Christine Gagnon, Aurélie Claing, Caroline Dugal, as well as Professors Claudia Savard (ULaval) and Katherine Péloquin, director of the Laboratoire d'étude du couple / Couples and Relationships Research Lab (UdeM). The article mainly focuses on the attachment and psychopathy in relation with intimate partner violence perpetrated by men. 


Friday, December 17, 2021 - 19:15

The doctoral student in sexology, Éliane Dussault, has been published in the scientific journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy. Hr article was written in collaboration with researchers David Lafortune, Marie-Aude Boislard, Chelom E. Leavitt and Natacha Godbout, and the doctoral student in sexology Cloé Canivet. The article is titled Validation of the French sexual mindfulness measure and its links with psychosexual well-being and presents the validation of a questionnaire that measures sexual mindfulness, - the level of awareness and nonjudgment during sexual interactions.