Isabelle V. Daignault

Isabelle V. Daignault
Université de Montréal | UdeM · School of Criminology

PhD

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Additional affiliations
August 2013 - June 2019
Université de Montréal
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2001 - September 2007
Université du Québec à Montréal
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (32)
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Background Practitioners mandated to protect child development are sometimes dealing with children's inappropriate sexual behaviors. This set of behaviors presents a potential hindering impact on the child's development and important consequences for all children involved. Denial during the questioning of the child complicates the investigation of...
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Little is known about the development of childhood sexual behavior problems (SBP) in terms of continuity and discontinuity into adolescence. Prior studies have espoused a nondevelopmental approach focusing on the clinical profiles of these youths at the time of their referral. To address this gap, the current study proposes an examination of the de...
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Résumé La présence de comportements sexuels problématiques (CSP) chez les enfants se manifeste souvent en parallèle à plusieurs difficultés d’adaptation dans les sphères sociales, émotionnelles et comportementales. Toutefois, bien que la plupart des interventions spécialisées en la matière documente une réduction des CSP en cours de thérapie, peu d...
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Child sexual abuse is an important public health issue given its magnitude and the multiple associated consequences. The diversity of profiles in child victims of sexual abuse calls for a more personalized approach to treatment. Indeed, recent studies suggest that children display a variety of symptoms and that a subgroup of sexually abused childre...
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Background : Sexual behavior problems (SBP) in school-aged children is a social concern that draws increased attention amongst child protection services and practitioners. Past research that highlighted the variety in profiles and in behavioral manifestations of children with SBP emphasizes the importance of a well-informed and sensitive approach f...
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Child sexual abuse (CSA) can severely affect the mental health of children and their parents. While correlates of recovery have been documented in children, factors exacerbating parents' adaptation to their child's unveiling of CSA deserves further attention. Parents' history of abuse has been inconsistently identified as a predictor of their distr...
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Victims of child sexual abuse (CSA) are likely to show a wide range of adaptation difficulties. In addition, some children and their families are involved in legal proceedings following the child's disclosure. However, little is known about the effects of legal involvement on CSA victim's mental health and recovery. In this longitudinal study, the...
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L’agression sexuelle pendant l’enfance peut être un événement traumatique pour l’enfant et les membres de sa famille. Il s’agit d’un acte criminel qui nécessite des mesures d’évaluation, d’intervention et souvent de protection immédiate. Dans certains cas, ces mesures donneront lieu à des procédures légales. Bien que nous ayons une connaissance de...
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This chapter examines the various challenges faced by parents after their child's disclosure of sexual abuse. The review includes the familial, social and judicial dimensions of parents' adaptation as well as the existing services that can be provided to help parents in the support and protection roles we expect them to play. Starting in 1984, in t...
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This study focuses on the relationship between parental rejection, as a form of psychological abuse, and children's academic success. More specifically, the study aims to determine whether emotion regulation and behaviour problems mediate the relationship between parental rejection and academic sucess. A sample of children (N = 189) was recruited f...
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Symptoms of preschoolers following sexual abuse are not as well documented as for other age groups. This is true both in terms of the associated consequences as well as treatment outcomes. This limitation may be related to the fact that preschoolers represent a subgroup for which it is particularly challenging to substantiate sexual abuse allegatio...
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Symptoms of preschoolers following sexual abuse are not as well documented as for other age groups. This is true both in terms of the associated consequences as well as treatment outcomes. This limitation may be related to the fact that preschoolers represent a subgroup for which it is particularly challenging to substantiate sexual abuse allegatio...
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The short-term outcomes of child sexual abuse (CSA) on academic, behavioral and social adaptation at school were examined in order to: (1) document the proportion of sexually abused (SA) girls struggling in school and define the nature of their difficulties, (2) explore whether different profiles of school adaptation could be identified, and (3) ex...
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The purpose of this study was to explore factors influencing the academic, cognitive, and social functioning of 50 Canadian French-speaking sexually abused girls (age 7 to 12 years). Contextual, personal, and family factors characterizing the environment of children postdisclosure were examined as potential predictors of outcomes 1 year later. The...
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The aim of the present study was to analyze predictive factors of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in school-aged girls. A group (n=67) of seven- to 12 year-old girls consulting a paediatric hospital following disclosure of sexual abuse were compared with a group (n=67) of nonabused girls. The girls answered questionnaires related to...
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This investigation was conducted to explore the reliability and validity of scores on the French Canadian version of the Self-Report Coping Scale (SRCS; D. L. Causey & E. F. Dubow, 1992) and that of a short form of the SRCS. Evidence provides initial support for construct validity by replication of the factor structure and correlations with criteri...
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The present study attempted to identify individual and contextual factors associated with outcomes in a group of 63 latency-aged children disclosing sexual abuse (SA). Children reporting SA were found to display greater internalizing and externalizing behavioral difficulties as well as more sexualized behaviors relative to same-age non-abused peers...
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A cluster analysis is used to explore differential outcomes in 123 French Canadian children reporting sexual abuse contrasted with 123 control children. Mothers' reports of behavioral problems on the Child Behavior Checklist, abuse-related variables, personal factors, and family characteristics are used as potential variables discriminating cluster...
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The purpose of this literature review was to identify the gaps in the current knowledge concerning the school adaptation of sexually abused (SA) children. Since 1979, a total of 31 studies which evaluated at least one aspect of children's adaptation in the school context were identified. Only 10 studies were purposely conducted to assess how SA chi...
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The purpose of this literature review was to identify the gaps in the current knowledge concerning the school adaptation of sexually abused (SA) children. Since 1979, a total of 31 studies which evaluated at least one aspect of children's adaptation in the school context were identified. Only 10 studies were purposely conducted to assess how SA chi...
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OBJECTIVE Behavioral and adaptive difficulties are frequent in sexually abused (SA) children and may impact their ability to cope in a school environment. The aim of this study was to evaluate school performance and to analyse predictive factors of adjustment in the school environment of SA girls. METHODS Sixty-seven dyads of mothers and SA girls...
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L'agression sexuelle (AS) pendant l'enfance ainsi que son dévoilement sont souvent des épreuves déstabilisantes à l'origine de nombreuses répercussions pour l'enfant et sa famille. Cette thèse fait valoir la contribution substantielle que l'environnement familial, scolaire et social peut apporter pour aider l'enfant et sa famille à surmonter ces ré...

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