UNFOLD – In the shadow of violence: a life-course approach to unfold the scars on the body and mind over childhood and adolescence (2022.06837.PTDC)

This project intends to focus on the hidden effects of violence by examining the biological mechanisms of violence embodiment and if there are critical periods in which a single episode of violence can have a stronger biological effect than multiple and persistent violence exposures and if the bullying involvement roles impact adolescents’ biology. The resilient factors contributing to a healthy trajectory among those individuals who experienced violence will be also explored.