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Who are we?

Our history

Following the attacks committed in France in 2015 and 2016, the President of the Republic François Hollande commissioned Juliette Méadel, Secretary of State in charge of aid to victims, to submit "proposals for the creation of a resource and resilience center." Psychological injuries are becoming a major public health issue that concerns not only victims of terrorist acts but all victims of violence.

Françoise Rudetzki, who passed away in May 2022, was entrusted with the task of prefiguring this center. A victim of an attack in 1983, she is known for her militant and committed career. She founded the association "SOS attentats" which worked for the recognition and the taking in charge by the State of the victims of acts of terrorism. She has initiated several important measures for victims of terrorism, including the creation of the Victims' Guarantee Fund. In December 2016, Françoise Rudetzki, filed a report entitled "For a Resource and Resilience Center: repairing and caring for life".


Mission of prefiguration

Mission de préfiguration d'un Centre national de ressources et de résilience: report submitted in December 2016.


Interdepartmental plan

Interministerial plan for assistance to victims including the creation of the CN2R and the announcement of the reinforcement of the psychotraumatology care offer.


Call for projects

Instruction for the call for projects of creation of the Cn2r and selection of the project leaders.




Order approving the creation of the GIP of the Cn2r and starting activities in July.


Read the constitutive agreement of the Cn2r

Read the convention
Our mission

Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder

Despite the scientific recognition of post-traumatic disorders and their consequences, they remain under-identified by the people concerned and by professionals. The diversity of post-traumatic disorders and the presence of other disorders can complicate their identification. Psychological injuries also suffer from stigmatization and the person concerned is sometimes unable to talk about the event that caused the disorder or does not associate the difficulties he or she is experiencing with the event.

The Cn2r provides the necessary resources to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other post-traumatic disorders and to enable citizens, communities and society as a whole to maintain or regain well-being and a satisfactory quality of life after a traumatic event.

The resources made available help to understand and deal with these disorders and their consequences on daily life (private, social, professional or school life, etc.) as well as on the community. They also offer appropriate health, social and legal support.

Through the development and sharing of scientific and experiential knowledge, the Cn2r :

Raise awareness

the public about the manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder, its consequences, and ways to protect and rebuild themselves.


the skills of all to improve the identification of post-traumatic stress disorder, its prevention and the quality of health, social and legal support.


the actors involved in the various stages of post-traumatic reconstruction in order to ensure that all persons concerned receive seamless support that meets all their needs.

Download the activity reports

How we work

The Cn2r is administered by :

The State

Avec la représentation de six ministères : le ministère de l’Intérieur et des Outre-mer, le ministère de la Justice, le ministère des Armées, le ministère de la Santé et de la Prévention, le ministre de l’Education nationale et de la Jeunesse, et le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche.


The National Center for Scientific Research


The National School of Magistrates

The Lille University Hospital

The University Hospital of Lille


The Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Le 20 décembre 2022, Madame Alexandra Louis, déléguée interminstérielle à l’aide aux victimes a été nommée présidente de l’assemblée générale du Cn2r. La vice-présidence a été confiée à Madame Laora Tilman, adjointe au chef du bureau prises en charge post-aiguës, maladies chroniques et santé mentale au ministère de la Santé et de la Prévention.

Cn2r consults the Scientific and Orientation Council (CSO)

Présidé par les porteurs scientifique, le Pr Thierry Baubet et le Pr Guillaume Vaiva - sur les orientations du programme annuel d’activités. Il peut être consulté sur des projets de nature diverse (projet de recherche, organisation de manifestations scientifiques...) qui sont présentés au Cn2r, en vue d’obtenir son soutien. Il se réunit également pour valider le bilan du programme d’activités de l’année et émettre des recommandations pour le développement des actions du centre. Le CSO est composé de représentants d’instances reconnues, de représentants d’associations de victimes et d’aide aux victimes et d’experts et personnalités qualifiées désignées par l’assemblée générale pour une durée de cinq ans.

Discover the members of the CSO
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