The Childhood Adversity Study

McGill University, Resilience, Adversity, and Childhood Trauma Research Lab

The ReACT lab is looking for young adults aged 18-25 and mothers of 18-25 year olds to take part in an online research project that examines the associations among childhood adversity, emotional and psychological well-being, and relationship quality in mother-young adult pairs.

Your Impact

The results of the study will provide a better understanding of the experiences of individuals exposed to adverse life events and will be used to develop and bonify interventions offered.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Young adults age 18-25

Mothers of young adults aged 18-25


Study Tasks

First, you will be asked to fill out the initial questionnaire where you will provide your contact information. If you are the first respondent, you will also be asked to provide the contact information (i.e., email address and/or telephone number) for the other member of your family (i.e., your young adult child or your mother). If you agree to participate in this study, you will be automatically redirected to the online survey.
The online survey consists of a series of questionnaires that will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.


This study has been approved by McGill University's Research Ethics Board (REB file #: 278-1118)


Adverse childhood experiences
Mental health
Mother-young adult pairs

Activity and Time

Psychology, Health and Wellness


Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight

30 minute(s) - 45 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)

This study is hosted online using Qualtrics.


All participants will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 2 iPads. $5 e-giftcards* will also be given to participants who complete the survey in mother-young adult pairs (*e-gift cards redeemable through Second Cup Coffee co).

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in Canada, North America to join this study

Posting date: Jun 9, 2020

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