Simon Lapierre

Simon Lapierre
University of Ottawa · School of Social Work

Ph.D.

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May 2007 - April 2009
McGill University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2007 - April 2009
McGill University
Position
  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (62)
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This study presents findings from a qualitative study conducted in two relatively remote, primarily rural regions of the Canadian province of Quebec whose resource-based economic structures exacerbate inequalities between men and women. The purpose of this study was to understand how violence and homelessness intertwine in women's life courses in s...
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This article presents findings from a study that investigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence shelters’ policies and practices. This study was conducted in partnership with feminist organisations in two regions in the Quebec, Canada. Qualitative data were collected from nine domestic violence shelters, using a web-based qu...
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La littérature scientifique en provenance des pays anglo-saxons fait de plus en plus référence au concept de contrôle coercitif, mis de l'avant par le chercheur Evan Stark. Le contrôle coercitif est conceptualisé comme un crime de privation de liberté qui se matérialise par la coercition et le contrôle, deux mécanismes se déclinant en une série de...
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Children living with domestic violence are exposed to the multiple strategies used by perpetrators to control their mothers, which affects their safety and well-being. However, limited research has investigated children’s relationships with their fathers or their mothers’ partners in this context. This gap in the literature is problematic, as inves...
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S’appuyant sur les résultats d’une recherche exploratoire menée sur un échantillon de 189 femmes recevant des services en maisons d’hébergement au Québec, cet article s’intéresse aux variables associées à la reprise du pouvoir des femmes sur leur sécurité en contexte de violence conjugale. Plus précisément, une analyse de classification révèle la p...
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The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a study that draws upon a collaborative research strategy and has two main objectives: 1) Translating and adapting into French the Measure of Victim Empowerment Related to Safety (MOVERS scale) (Goodman et al. Psychology of Violence, 5(4), 355-366, 2015a); 2) Validating the French version of th...
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Even though an extensive body of literature on children has swept the field of domestic violence in the last 30 years, little is known about how domestic violence shelter workers understand children’s situations and how they intervene with them. This article seeks to address this gap in the literature, and presents the results of a study conducted...
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This article examines the legitimization and institutionalization of ‘parental alienation’ discourse in the Province of Quebec, Canada. It draws upon an analysis of 31 documents (legislation, research reports and articles, training documents, professional documents and media articles) and interviews with 13 key informants, who were selected based o...
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À partir de la perspective structurelle en travail social, cet article fait une analyse critique des écrits portant sur des déterminants sociaux de la santé. En particulier, il examine leur portée sur le plan de l’intervention – notamment celle qui vise le changement social et la justice sociale. À la suite d’une recherche documentaire portant sur...
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Despite the fact that the inclusion of men constitutes a polarising issue that has created tensions and divisions throughout the history of domestic violence shelters, very little has been written on this issue. This paper specifically addresses this gap in the literature. Drawing upon the results of a doctoral thesis conducted with 48 advocates, t...
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While mediation is commonly used in custody negotiation, there is no consensus regarding its applicability in domestic violence cases. The aim of this qualitative study in Italy was to explore the role of family mediation in the management of child custody in cases involving domestic violence. Semistructured interviews were conducted with lawyers (...
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This article reports findings from a participative and qualitative study conducted with children who had experienced domestic violence, focusing on their perspectives on their relationships with their mothers. Three focus groups and 46 individual interviews were conducted with children to gather their experiences. The research findings demonstrate...
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Cette recherche-action participative s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet d’actions et de recherches contre les violences structurelles (PARVIS), mené avec sept jeunes femmes de la rue de la ville de Québec. L’intérêt du groupe concernant les situations de fugues dans les centres jeunesse l’a conduit à expérimenter une action sociale visant à sensibil...
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Based on quantitative and qualitative data collected in 30 domestic violence shelters in the Province of Québec (Canada), the research findings reveal a noticeable increase in the perceived number of women being accused or threatened to be accused of parental alienation; the accusations or threats of accusations reported in the last year by respond...
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Le présent chapitre aborde la violence sociale vécue par les enfants et adolescents immigrants dans leur société d’accueil, en se basant sur les travaux empiriques réalisés sur le sujet. Ces jeunes immigrants doivent s’adapter aux changements de vie et de société qui leur sont souvent imposés et peuvent être victimes de violence qui est souvent emp...
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Cet article presente les resultats issus de la premiere phase d’une recherche qualitative et participative qui vise a mieux comprendre l’experience et le point de vue d’enfants et d’adolescents quebecois et franco-ontariens vivant dans un contexte de violence conjugale. L’objectif de cette premiere phase de l’etude n'etait pas de documenter l’exper...
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This article describes our qualitative sociological study of immigrant children's life experiences of violence. We conducted interviews with 42 first-generation immigrant children from any country, aged 9–13 years old, living in the Quebec City region (Canada). Results from three main themes are presented: representations of violence and concrete v...
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Cet article presente les resultats d’une recherche empirique realisee avec des enfants et des adolescents qui ont ete exposes a la violence conjugale, dans le but de mieux comprendre leur experience et leur point de vue sur la violence conjugale. Plus particulierement, cet article s’interesse a la facon dont ces jeunes definissent la violence conju...
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This article presents the findings of a study conducted with children and adolescents who have been exposed to domestic violence. The goal of the study was to better understand their experiences and perspectives on the issue. This article focuses on how young people define domestic violence. Drawing upon a qualitative and participative methodology,...
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Cet article s’appuie sur les résultats d’une recherche réalisée en Ontario et au Nouveau-Brunswick, visant à documenter l’accès aux services en français pour les femmes francophones victimes de violence conjugale et pour leurs enfants. S’appuyant sur les résultats de la première phase d’une recherche-action réalisée en partenariat avec des chercheu...
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This article addresses women’s experiences of abortion in the context of domestic violence, more specifically the decision-making process and the influence of the perpetrators in their decision. The data were collected through semistructured individual interviews with four Canadian women, aged between 23 and 36 years at the time of the interviews....
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OBJECTIVE: This integrative literature review aims to present a comprehensive portrayal of social violence experienced by first-generation immigrant children and adolescents, and its effects on their health and well-being. METHOD: A French and English languages literature search was conducted in eight databases, without restrictions on dates of pu...
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I embarked on a doctoral study with the intention to ‘give a voice’ to women in order to develop a better understanding of the diversity and complexity of their experiences as mothers in the context of domestic violence. I undertook this work with a pro-feminist stance to look critically at dominant discourses and practices, including the construct...
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De manière générale, les approches structurelles reposent sur les deux principes suivants : 1. reconnaître que les situations individuelles sont intimement reliées aux structures politiques, sociales et économiques; 2. reconnaître que la réalisation de changements significatifs dans les situations auxquelles les individus sont confrontés exige auss...
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This article presents findings from a study that investigated child protection policies and practices, and focuses on data gathered in a child protection agency located in Quebec, Canada. This research project draws upon a qualitative case-study methodology, involving a documentary analysis of both national and local child protection policies, as w...
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A la lumiere de developpements recents dans le champ de la protection de l’enfance, il s’avere important d’examiner comment les differents acteurs dans le systeme de protection conceptualisent les situations de violence conjugale. Le present article aborde precisement cette question, s’appuyant sur les resultats d’une etude de cas realisee dans un...
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So far, limited work has focused on women's experiences of mothering in the context of domestic violence. This article presents the findings of a study that investigated women's experiences of mothering in the context of domestic violence and, while it accounts for the difficulties and challenges these women face, it emphasises their desire to be ‘...
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Le présent article fait état des résultats d’une recherche qui visait à documenter les expériences de la maternité des femmes vivant dans un contexte de concomitance de violence conjugale et de mauvais traitements envers les enfants. Les résultats présentent le point de vue de ces femmes, notamment en ce qui a trait à l’intervention des services de...
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Limited work has looked specifically at the issue of mothering in the context of domestic violence, and there is a particular dearth of empirical work that focuses on women's experiences of mothering in these circumstances. This article reports the findings of a study that investigated women's experiences of mothering in the context of domestic vio...
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This paper draws upon the findings of a study that looked at women's experiences of mothering in the context of co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse, and considers the issue of women's violence towards children – while acknowledging the fact that men are the main perpetrators of violence towards women and children in these families. T...
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Le présent article fait état des résultats d’une recherche qui visait à documenter les expériences de la maternité des femmes vivant dans un contexte de concomitance de violence conjugale et de mauvais traitements envers les enfants. Les résultats présentent le point de vue de ces femmes, notamment en ce qui a trait à l’intervention des services de...
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Since the 1960s, there has been growing awareness regarding the issue of domestic violence as a form of violence against women, which has been largely influenced by the work of feminist activist and scholars in North America and Europe (Dobash and Dobash 1992). Other terms have been used to describe the same phenomenon, including domestic abuse, sp...
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Despite growing concerns with the situation of children exposed to domestic violence, and although women have been seen as central in the welfare of their children, limited attention has been paid to the issue of mothering in this context. This paper examines how concerns regarding abused women's mothering have been articulated in the academic lite...
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Feminist scholars have been engaged in an ongoing debate to determine which theoretical perspective offers the best framework for understanding domestic violence, and this debate has been crystallized around two pole positions: radical and postmodern feminism. This article presents a journey throughout the development of a theoretical perspective f...
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This pro-feminist study aimed at developing an understanding of mothering in the context of domestic violence in contemporary Britain. Despite more than three decades of feminist activism and scholarship in'the field of domestic violence and a broad and detailed understanding of women's experiences of abuse by their intimate partners, little has be...
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Malgré l’ampleur du problème des mauvais traitements et les conséquences qui y sont associées, peu d’études portent sur le point de vue d’enfants et d’adolescents victimes. Cet article qui s’inspire d’une recherche exploratoire menée auprès d’enfants et d’adolescents exposés à la violence conjugale et victimes de mauvais traitements présente le poi...

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1) de mieux comprendre les besoins des femmes victimes de violences qui vivent une situation d’itinérance dans les régions du Bas-Saint-Laurent et de la Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine; 2) d’identifier des pistes d’intervention novatrices sur le plan collectif afin de prévenir l’itinérance des femmes victimes de violence dans ces régions, ou pour en faciliter la sortie.