Collaborations and partnerships
CRIPCAS values collaborations and partnerships between clinicians and researchers, and aims to facilitate the dialogue between the concerns of research and those of practice settings. The CRIPCAS thus privileges collaborations and research activities conducted in partnership with organizations from practice settings working with couples and victims of sexual abuse. On a recurring basis, more than 60 organizations spread across Quebec work with CRIPCAS researchers. In addition, occasional collaborations from various organizations are also possible, depending on the needs of the Center's intervention communities and expertise. Most of these organizations come from the health and social services network, but also come from community and private sectors.
An essential mechanism to foster the transfer and application of knowledge
Minimally, social scientists need practice settings to access clients, and practice settings solicit the expertise of researchers to update or enrich their knowledge, to assess the real impact of their practice, and sometimes, to take a step back from their practice. Beyond these mutual needs, CRIPCAS believes that a real process of knowledge transfer requires the establishment of partnership relationships based on the recognition of the expertise of each organization (or person) and the linking of these skills in the field when carrying out a joint project. Add to this the need to take into account the action and intervention performed daily in the various practice settings as a source of tacit and creative knowledge. In short, it means designing the partnership as a continuous process, allowing both the consideration and application of scientific knowledge and those derived from practical knowledge. In the end, new potential issues and prospects for research emerge from this process.
Scientific animation and knowledge transfer activities:
CRIPCAS has always been able to deploy all the necessary strategies to reach knowledge users, and scientific animation and knowledge transfer activities remain at the heart of its programming. The Center relies on a long tradition of knowledge transfer with partner communities and has a culture where the ongoing dialogue between researchers and partners helps to generate research questions aligned with the needs of the clientele in the community. The Center offers a variety of activities each year to reach all types of actors: practitioners, researchers, students, the general public and policy makers.