Child and adolescent victimization reasearch group (GREVIA)

ORCID Research Profile


Position: Tenured associate professor, ICREA Research Professor

Research team


Ana Martina Greco

Early stage researcher

anamgreco (at)


Contact details


Dr. Noemí Pereda

Psicologia Clínica i Psicobiologia

Faculty of Psychology, Passeig Vall d’Hebron 171

08035 Barcelona (Spain)


Research Interests


The GReVIA is a research group focused particularly on child and adolescent victimization. The experience of multiple victimization events in childhood has been associated with severe emotional and behavioral problems as well as has important effects on adaptation and social integration. The study of poly-victimization has been largely neglected until recently. A primary goal of the group is to analyze the psychological effects of multiple victimization experiences in adolescence and to detect protective factors configuring resilience in at risk children. Its ultimate aim is to contribute towards an increasing knowledge on violence against children and promoting research on this area. We are also interested in the role of positive individual, family and social resources in the psychological functioning of child victims. The group is involved in several national and international projects focusing on the study of developmental victimology, psychopathology and resilience factors in children and adolescents.

Current Research Lines


  • Developemental victimology
  • Poly-victimization
  • Victimization in at risk populations
  • Violence against children and youth in Latin America
  • Child sexual victimization

Highlighted publications


· Pereda, N., Gallardo-Pujol, D., & Guilera, G. (2017). Good practices in the assessment of victimization: The Spanish adaptation of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire. Psychology of Violence.


· Álvarez-Lister, M.S., Pereda, N., & Guilera, G. (2016). Psychopathological correlates of polyvictimization in young offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(12), 1710–1725.


· Pereda, N., Abad, J., & Guilera, G. (2015). Victimization and polyvictimization among Spanish adolescent outpatients. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 24(9).


· Pereda, N., Guilera, G., & Abad, J. (2014). Victimization and polyvictimization of Spanish children and youth: Results from a community sample. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38, 640–649.


· Pereda, N. (2013). Systematic review of the psychological consequences of terrorism among child victims. International Review of Victimology, 19(2), 181–199.