for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)
Kingston University Centre for Reseach Excellence
Research, Practice, Training & Knowledge Exchange
Centre for Abuse and
Trauma Studies (CATS) a centre for research, practice and training
on issues of trauma and abuse. The scope of the Centre draws on research
expertise, teaching and knowledge exchange of its members to further
the understanding, treatment and policy implications of abuse and trauma
and its consequences.
CATS provides research, consultancy, media advice, practice training,
continuing professional development, knowledge transfer and learning
in a broad range of abuse related topics across the lifespan, including
both the victim and perpetrator perspective in areas such as child
and family abuse, elder abuse, social work, bullying and victimisation,
internet abuse and internet safety, forensic science and criminology,
legal perspectives, government policy and human rights, and psychological
disorders associated with abuse and trauma. The centre aims to disseminate
such knowledge in the scientific, policy, public and community domains
and across the disciplines of psychology, sociology, criminology,
social services, law and psychiatry.
Centre provision for research and practice consists of diverse array
of services such as service evaluations (e.g. child safeguarding;
police practice with vulnerable victims; educational services around
abuse prevention; interagency working of professionals), providing
workshops on abuse/ trauma related topics (internet abuse; interviewing
child victims; risk assessment of serious offenders; abuse assessment;
human rights; child safeguarding), providing short training courses
on assessment (e.g. child abuse; internet offenders and risk and methods
around assessment, self-evaluation and research tools) and consultancy
for researchers and practitioners.
The Centre consolidates expert support from a wide array of partners.
Centre partners include voluntary organisations, statutory services
and potential funders as well as universities and research centres.
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Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships: Research, Assessment and Intervention
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