INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE BREAKING THE SILENCE OFSEXUAL VIOLENCE:
IDENTIFYING THE BARRIERS TO ACCESSING SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES.
The Collaborative Network for Training and EXcellence in psychoTraumatology (CONTEXT) is a three-year doctoral training programme. The goal of CONTEXT is to conduct high quality, innovative research, build capacity and expertise, and foster innovative practice in the area of global psychotraumatology.
CONTEXT fellows will graduate with an advanced knowledge of how to translate psychotraumatology research into practice, thereby contributing to mitigating the impact of psychotrauma in the EU.
For more information, visit http://www.psychotraumanetwork.com/
CONTEXT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 722523
The aim of this research is to understand the barriers to accessing sexual assault services. Through identifying these barriers, recommendations will be made for these services to make them more accessible. This research is being conducted as part of a PhD.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
This research is interested in the views and attitudes of people, particularly those who have experienced sexual violence but have NOT sought professional help from counselling or a rape crisis service.
The aim is to learn from people affected by sexual violence -- including rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse -- and the experiences of looking for professional support from a counsellor or therapist.
- Participation in the study will take place in the form of a conversation that will last approximately 1 hour in Trinity College Dublin.
- Participation will involve answering questions around your perceptions of seeking help and accessing support services after experiencing sexual violence. Participants may choose not to answer any question with which they are uncomfortable.
- Participants may withdraw from the interview at any point, and may choose to withdraw from the study at any stage.
- Interviews are completely anonymous and every measure is taken to ensure confidentiality.
Catherine Walshe, BSc, MSc
Marie Sktodowska-Curie Actions
THE AIM OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES.
YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL HELP VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE ACCESS THE HELP AND SUPPORT THEY NEED.
Catherine Walshe, Doctoral Researcher