Center for Research on Abuse and Early Adversity, CUIDA

The Center for Research on Abuse and Early Adversity, CUIDA, aims to generate scientific evidence for the understanding and development of tools for prevention and intervention in the areas of abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), seeking to impact public policies and society in general around these issues.

CUIDA, which has been strongly supported by Friends UC, works autonomously with an inclusive approach, gender equality, respect for diversity, and together with rigorous ethical standards that govern research. In this line, the project seeks to identify the structural, cultural, social and family aspects that allow abuse in childhood and adolescence, as well as those that promote the protection of children and reparation of the damage.

The objectives of CUIDA are:

  • To develop basic and applied research in the field of adverse events and especially in sexual abuse in childhood, adolescence and other vulnerable groups.
  • To identify the effects of adverse events in childhood and adolescence on physical, mental and social health.
  • Identify the social and institutional conditions that favor sexual abuse and conscience in the ecclesial context.
  • Develop evidence-based tools and strategies to assist in the prevention, intervention and remediation of adverse events and sexual abuse in childhood and adolescence.
  • Promote public policies and legislation that foster the well-being of children and the protection of vulnerable groups.
  • Strengthen competencies and capacities of caregivers, family members and health or education professionals who work with children or vulnerable groups.
  • To develop diagnostic tools for early adversity that do not involve secondary retraumatization.

How can I make a contribution?

If you would like to make a donation to CUIDA, you can make a deposit to Friends UC account earmarked “CUIDA”.