Delfina Fernandes is a PhD student of Psychology from the University of Minho, supported by a FCT fellowship. Her research project investigates national and international procedures for collecting the testimony of child and adolescent victims of sexual crimes. As a Visiting Student Researcher at the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center at California State University-Long Beach, she plans to deepen her knowledge on the direct provision of evidence-based trauma services to victims of crime and how institutions must create a supportive and sensitive environment for this population. The outcome of this work could provide significant contributions to improving the practices of Portuguese professionals with victims of crime.

California State University-Long Beach

Grant duration: 4 months