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Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)


CATS is a centre for research, practice and training in the domains of wellbeing, lifespan development, crime and victimisation and experiences online. Its focus is on both stress experience and resilience, both in-person and online. The Centre combines psychology and criminology with a focus on real life and online experience, as well as utilising a range of research methods including those online.

CATS provides research, both academic and applied, consultancy, practice training, media dissemination, continuing professional development, knowledge exchange and learning in a broad range of abuse and trauma-related topics across the lifespan, including with children, adolescents, adults and in older age.

CATS is located at: Church Farm House, Church End, London NW4 4JR (see map)

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Davidson, J., DeMarco, J., Bifulco, A., Bogaerts, S., Caretti, V., Aiken, M., Cheevers, C., Corbari, E,. Scally, M., Schilder, J., Schimmenti, A., Puccia, A. (2016) Enhancing Police and Industry Practice: EU Child Online Safety Project

Aiken, M., Davidson, J., Amann, P. (2016), 'Youth Pathways into Cybercrime'

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