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iCAN e-pamphlets

Internet Information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect

Project group

PI: Brigitte Lueger Schuester

Dean Ajdukovic, Anne Bakker, Doug Brewer, Marylene Cloitre, Grete Dyb, Paul Frewen, Juli Lanza, Gladys Mwiti, Misari Oe, Miranda Olff, Rita Rosner, Ingo Schaefer, Julia Schellong, Ueli Schnyder, Jun Shigemura, Kitty Wu


One of first priorities identified by the 'Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress' was to create easily accessible information in several languages for adults who have experienced childhood trauma around the world. For more on the background see Schnyder et al. (2017),  Olff et al., (2020). It was decided to do this in the form of an  e-pamphlet called: Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN). 

The e-pamphlet has been created by the representatives of the 8 traumatic stress societies to offer brief, relevant information to adults with childhood traumatic experiences. This e-pamphlet will help understand what childhood trauma is, what are its possible effects, what one can do to help yourself, and how to get help from others. This information does not replace advice by a professional clinician or a national legislative body. Please seek support when reading this material if it triggers unpleasant feelings.


e-Pamplets in nine languages

We are currently also investigating the use of a novel online survey methodology assessing childhood trauma history called the Childhood Attachment and Relational Trauma Screen (CARTS) in several different languages and cultures. Click here to find out more.

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Access Internet Information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect:

English Version: Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN)

Spanish Version / Version en Español: Proyecto de Colaboración Global para Adultos Sobrevivientes de Trauma Infantil

Dutch Version / Nederlandse versie: Informatie voor volwassenen met traumatische jeugdervaringen (iCAN)

Chinese Version / 中文版: 給童年曾被虐待或經歷疏忽照顧的成年人士之網上資訊

Japanese Version / 日本語版: 国際交流プロジェクト: 児童期の虐待とネグレクトに関する情報提供(iCAN)

Croation Version / HRVATSKI Verzija: Internetske informacije o zlostavljanju i zanemarivanju u djetinjstvu (iCAN)

German Version / Deutsche Version: Internet Informationen über Kindheitsmissbrauch und Vernachlässigung (iCAN)

Norwegian Version / Norsk versjon:  Internett informasjon om Barndom overgrep og omsorgssvikt (iCAN)

Italian Version  / Versione italiana: Informazioni Online su Maltrattamento Infantile e Incuria (iCAN)


Olff, M., Bakker, A.,  Frewen, P., Aakvaag, H., Ajdukovic, D., Brewer, D., Elmore Borbon, D.L., Cloitre, M., Hyland, P., Kassam-Adams, N., Knefel, M., Lanza, J.A., Lueger-Schuster, B., Nickerson, A., Oe, M., Pfaltz, M.C., Salgado, C., Seedat, S., Wagner, A.,  Schnyder, U. & Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress (GC-TS) (2020). Screening for consequences of trauma – an update on the global collaboration on traumatic stress. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11(1), 1752504

Schnyder, U., Schafer, I., Aakvaag, H. F., Ajdukovic, D., Bakker, A., Bisson, J.I., Brewer, D., Cloitre, M., Dyb, G.A., Frewen,P., Lanza, J., Le Brocque, R., Lueger-Schuster, B., Mwiti, G.K., Oe, M., Rosner, R., Schellong, J., Shigemura, J., Wu, K., & Olff, M. (2017). The global collaboration on traumatic stress. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8,1 .

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