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Internet Information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect

iCAN e-pamphlets

Access iCAN e-pamphlets in 9 languages:

  • 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)

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iCAN e-pamphlets development


One of the first priorities identified by the 'Global Collaboration onTraumatic Stress' was the need to create easily accessible information in several languages for adults who have experienced childhood trauma around the world.

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.


The group collected guidelines worldwide, providing the basis for a synthesized core guide for prevention and treatment that can be customized for specific cultural contexts.  It was decided to do this in the form of e-pamphlets, resulting ‘Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect’ (iCAN).

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-Pamphlets 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.

ICAN 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

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