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The Researcher – “Potential Gender Differences in Child and Adolescent Victims of Maltreatment”

At Radius, we conduct applied research designed to inform practice, increase knowledge and answer questions about children, youth and families affected by abuse.

We are thrilled to highlight Shauna Kushner, who was selected as Principal Investigator in researching “Potential Gender Differences in Child and Adolescent Victims of Maltreatment” by the Women’s College Hospital Women’s Xchange. This project is particularly important as childhood maltreatment is a serious public health concern. Approximately one in three Canadian adults report a history of childhood maltreatment and the frequency is alarming given that early adverse experiences are linked to a host of negative outcomes (Afifi et al., 2014). Shauna sought to investigate whether girls and boys exhibit unique trauma symptoms, trauma-related problems, and/or strengths following experiences of maltreatment.

Hear Shauna Kushner talk about her recent research project by clicking the video below: