Chaire Richelieu de recherche sur la jeunesse, l'enfance et la famille explores issues relating to experiences of adversity, trauma, child development and resilience
The Chair's mission is to ensure and promote the sharing of experiences, teaching and research in order to contribute to a better understanding of issues related to childhood.
The strategic direction given to the Chair by the holder is to innovate by supporting research-practice translation through research and knowledge transfer activities on trauma, child development and resilience, in order to improve practices with young people who are going through experiences of adversity, such as abuse, neglect, family dysfunction or exposure to violence or poverty in the community.
The Chair originates from Fonds de recherche sur l'enfance en difficulté, created in the early 1980s by Club Richelieu-Québec, Institut universitaire du Centre jeunesse de Québec and Université Laval.
The fund has made it possible to develop knowledge in the field of childhood and the family, by financing researchers from various disciplines. The research then focused on topics such as the development of resources that can help families in difficulty, and the social prevention of violence and various problems.
In 2004, the three initial partners dissolved Fonds de recherche to create Chaire Richelieu de recherche sur la jeunesse, l'enfance et la famille. The goal of this intervention was to accentuate support for the development of advanced knowledge and practices in this field.