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Unesco chair on childhood maltreatment

Events 

  • May 27-30, 2024: International Course on Child Abuse Paediatrics (CAP), Barcelon, Spain International course International course


   

 


Videos

Présence d'un lecteur vidéo


Présence d'un lecteur vidéo


Présence d'un lecteur vidéo


Présence d'un lecteur vidéo


Présence d'un lecteur vidéo


Présence d'un lecteur vidéo


Présence d'un lecteur vidéo


Présence d'un lecteur vidéo






 

Research areas 

Childhood is a sensitive stage in human life, and it is well established that the experience of early traumatic circumstances can have negative consequences. It can lead to an increased risk of mental illness such as persistent depression, which can end in suicidal acts or encourage violent acts in adult victims. Moreover, these consequences, which can lead to morphological and functional brain alterations as well as to affective and cognitive dysfunction that persist throughout the victim's life, can be passed on to the next generation through dysfunctional parenting. To break this vicious circle, the UNESCO Chair on child abuse focuses on the following research areas. 
 

      

      





About the chair  

Launched in 2022, this UNESCO chair is an international cooperation which encourage interdisciplinary dialog to share solutions to prevent child abuse and maltreatment. The aim of this project is to produce knowledge with research seminars to contribute to the evolution of the practice at a global level and also propose a compilation of self-paced online courses, pedagogic mini-conferences with self-assessment, and summer schools.
More information :  What is a UNESCO Chair ?  

She is supported by the University of Tours and led by Catherine Belzung. It involves experts from various disciplines (law, pedagogy, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, forensic medicine, pediatrics, and neurosciences) from the various cultural areas (North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe) as well as NGOs, to promote a dialog between academics and civil society.  
Discover the members of the Chair