March 3, 2017
Dans la foulée des discussions sur les violences sexuelles dans des institutions d’enseignement, il est pertinent de se demander quelle est la situation à l’école secondaire. Le questionnaire inspiré des travaux de Louise F.
Welcome to this site. You will find information on programmes for the prevention of violence in the interpersonal relationships of teens and for the promotion of egalitarian relationships. You will also find a list of my publications and research. As a professor at the École de psychologie at Université Laval, I am currently leading research on violence in dating relationships, sexual harassment, romantic and non-romantic relationships, and sexualized social activities among adolescents.
My studies ― some of which are longitudinal― are generally of an epidemiological nature, and take into account variables of gender, past history of violence, resilience, and social influences such as pornography.
These are topical issues that we must continue to examine, so that young people can experience their first romantic and sexual relationships positively, and so that they can critically examine the codes dictated by pornography.
In my laboratory, we also continue to work on the prevention of violence in interpersonal relationships among adolescents and to promote egalitarian relationships in the tradition of community psychology. These efforts are in collaboration with researchers at Université du Québec à Montréal, and with organizations and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds as well as through both federal and provincial research grants. It is in such a context of dialogue that ViRAJ and PASSAJ were born over the years. Promoting egalitarian relationships, these programs are directed at students aged 14 to 17 years of age.
The values underlying these different tools and analyses seek equality in interpersonal and couple relationships (treating others with respect and recognizing their freedom to make choices), equity (sharing life stresses, accommodating the limitations of others, and offering support), and caring (encouraging the strengths of others, developing an attachment based on responsibility rather than on selfishness and exploitation).
If you are looking for more information specifically for teens we encourage you to visit the French version of this website.
Francine Lavoie, Ph. D.