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The website for our literary project, Tracer les maux, is now online!

Tracer les maux is a literary project that aims to demystify the realities of male survivors of childhood interpersonal trauma and deconstruct certain harmful norms of masculinity.

Tracer les maux features seven authors inspired by excerpts from interviews with men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, and six illustrators, putting into words and images the realities of male victims, the repercussions of these traumas and their path to recovery.

To encourage an inclusive literary experience, the texts are also available in audio format.

The vernissage for the literary project will take place on 22 February at UQAM and will be on display until 29 February. For full details: https://www.facebook.com/events/363522106419453

Our director Natacha Godbout and members Éliane Dussault and Lucie Marcoux helped create the project Connecting to Our Strengths to Recover from Traumatic Experiences (Se relier à ses forces pour se relever d’expériences traumatisantes), a psycho-educational group for adults focusing on attentive presence.

The project was featured in Le rendez-vous du CCSMTL magazine. To read it, click here.

To read our team's blog post on the project, click here.

Congratulations to our members and director, and to Marie-Josée Boileau and Nathalie Boucher, psychologists and founders of the project!

Tracer les maux is an artistic project aimed at demystifying the experiences of men who have survived interpersonal trauma. It brings together French-speaking authors and illustrators. Each text is a unique creation, accompanied by a personalised illustration and an audio version, all available online (website address to be announced).

The opening of the visual exhibition at UQÀM and the launch of the website dedicated to this project will take place on Thursday February 22nd at 5:00 p.m. in room J-M280 at UQÀM.

The exhibition will be open until 29 February 2024.

Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/363522106419453 

 

The first episode of our podcast 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑟 𝑙'𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 is now available!

We welcome our first guest, Dr. Natacha Godbout, Director of TRACE - Unité de recherche et d'intervention sur le TRAuma et le CouplE, to discuss trauma, resilience and healing. 
To listen to the full episode, click here: https://bit.ly/3SnTox5 !

Members of the TRACE lab attended the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF) conference in Montreal this month. 

Congratulations to our members 𝐿𝑢𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑎 𝐿𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒, 𝑅𝑜𝑥𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑒 𝐵𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑢𝑐 and 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑒 𝐺𝑖𝑟𝑎𝑟𝑑 who presented data from their research work at TRACE. 

Our member 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐝 presented a poster titled: 𝑆𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑑𝑦𝑠𝑓𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑠: 𝐴 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑦

Our member 𝐋𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 gave data blitz presentation titled: 𝐴 𝐷𝑦𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑐 𝑆𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑦 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐴𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝐵𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝐶𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑅𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝐴𝑡𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑆𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠

Our member 𝐑𝐨𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐮𝐜 presented a poster titled: 𝑆𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑦𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑐𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑑𝑎𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑥𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑏𝑒ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑟𝑠: 𝑀𝑜𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑟𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡

Congratulations !

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Congratulations to our member 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮 who received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research student award (CIHR student award) for his poster entitled: 𝑆𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 "𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑎𝑠𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦: 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑟𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑐𝑢𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑢𝑚𝑎 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑑𝑦𝑠𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑝𝑒𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑟 𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 at the last 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐱 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 convention held in Montreal, from August 7 to 10.

Congratulations to our members 𝐄́𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐋𝐚𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐮𝐫, 𝐍𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐥, 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮, 𝐋𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 and 𝐑𝐨𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐮𝐜 who presented data from their research work in the laboratory at the latest 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐱 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 conference held in Montreal, from August 7 to 10.

Special congratulations to our member 𝐑𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮 who received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research student award (CIHR student award) for his poster entitled: 𝑆𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 "𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑎𝑠𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦: 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑟𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑐𝑢𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑢𝑚𝑎 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑑𝑦𝑠𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑝𝑒𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑟 𝑣𝑖𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒. 

CRIPCAS Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, CRSH Fonds de recherche du Québec Faculté des sciences humaines de l'UQAM

Our director 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐚 𝐆𝐨𝐝𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 is co-author on this article written by 𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐭 and published in 𝑱𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝑭𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝑽𝒊𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 : 𝘙𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘺𝘴𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

Congratulations to the co-authors 𝐀𝐮𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐲 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐝, director of the Laboratoire de recherche sur le couple et la sexualité, 𝐀𝐮𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐲-𝐀𝐧𝐧 𝐋𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐛𝐯𝐫𝐞, 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞-𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐟𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞, director of the UOttawa Couple Research Lab, 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞-𝐄̀𝐯𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐞, director of LIVE - Laboratoire de recherche sur les interactions et la vie conjugale, 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐝, as well as 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐏𝐞́𝐥𝐨𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐧, director of the Laboratoire d'étude du couple / Couples and Relationships Research Lab.

Congratulations on this publication! 

Did you know that at least 𝟏 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫 𝟏𝟎 𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐝'𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐱𝐮𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞 𝐞𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞? And did you know that half of these male victims will never talk about it? Those who do decide to talk about it will wait an average of 20 years to tell someone close to them!

To find out more about the various barriers to disclosure for male victims of childhood sexual assault, check out our infographic: bit.ly/3K2K0tU

To learn more about this topic, our member Rose Lebeau has also written a blog post that delves deeper into these reflections. To read it: https://natachagodbout.com/fr/blogue/ces-realites-dont-ne-veut-pas-parl…

 

Our director Natacha Godbout sat down with our doctoral student and member Éliane Dussault to talk about mindfulness and sexual and relational well-being on the CRIPCAS podcast. This episode discusses the practical and research considerations of mindfulness in working with survivors of interpersonal trauma.

Enjoy!

To listen to the episode on Itunes: bit.ly/3XjZj66

To listen to the episode on Spotify: bit.ly/3HjY0yF

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: https://www.ledevoir.com/opinion/idees/773223/idees-le-tabou-de-la-vict…