Discussion on the impact of street gangs on girls: trauma, sexual exploitation and violence

On 8 June, the ICPC took part in a lunchtime talk at which Anne-Marie Ducharme, a doctoral student in psychoeducation at the University of Sherbrooke, presented a report on the clinical consequences of trauma suffered by adolescent girls in contact with street gangs and their involvment with sexual exploitation and violence.  

The meeting, which brought together various institutional, academic and community players, including members of RÉSAL, allowed the ICPC to benefit from the experience gained by stakeholders in the field, to learn about the concerns shared by the practice groups and to make conceptual progress on its projects funded by the Urban Safety Laboratory of the Quebec Ministry of Public Safety on recruitment by street gangs and the sexual exploitation of teenagers.