Research Publications

The experience of partner relationships for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse : a qualitative synthesis

Summary: Research has documented wide-ranging psychological impacts of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) for male survivors, but their experience of relationships is understudied. This qualitative review aimed to synthesize the qualitative literature concerning the experience of partner relationships for male CSA survivors. Electronic searches were conducted across PsycINFO, CINAHL, and PubMed, complemented by hand searches of […]

Global Early Adolescent Study

Influence of gender norms on the (sexual) health of young adolescents (11-14 years old). By GEAS

Measuring Adverse Child Experiences Among Young Adolescents Globally: Relationships With Depressive Symptoms and Violence Perpetration

The purpose of the study was to develop a measure of ACEs applicable for young ado- lescents in low- and middle-income countries (ACEs) and to analyze the relationships of ACEs against two outcomes: depressive symptoms and violence perpetration. There is a paucity of research on the consequences of adverse child experiences (ACEs) on adolescent health […]

New research shows parents are major producers of child sexual abuse material

Child sexual abuse material — images and videos of kids being sexually abused — is a growing international problem. Almost 70 million reports of this material were made to US authorities in 2019. That figure rose still further in 2020, as the COVID pandemic drove children and adults to spend more time online By Michael […]

Gendered Myths, Risks and the Social Amplification of Male Rape: Online Discourses

Male rape remains largely obscure in communication discourses; on rare occasions it suffers juxtaposition against its much-publicised counterpart, female rape. Yet victims of male rape too suffer various physical, sexual, emotional and mental health risks, as well as lack of much-needed support systems.

“The Unheard Voices”: Lived Experiences of Sexual Abuse in Male Survivors

Victims of sexual abuse face unique emotional challenges. Among them, the male survivors of sexual assault have largely been neglected in the literature, being traditionally considered “against the norm” and symbolic of reduced masculinity. Authors: Sarbopriya Das1, Soma Pramanik1, Deepshikha Ray1, Debanjan Banerjee2020

Peer Plus: Trial of a Novel Model of Digitally Assisted Peer Support for Young People Experiencing Psychosis

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) By Claire Peck Centre for Mental Health, Faculty of Health, Arts, and Design, Swinburne University of Technology

Untold Stories: Male Child Sexual Abusers’ Accounts of Telling and Not Telling about Sexual Abuse Experienced in Childhood

With evidence suggesting that females are more likely to be victims of child sexual abuse (CSA), much of the literature – including that on disclosure – focuses on females. Thus, male victims remain “under-studied”. Given this, the aim here is to contribute to the scant knowledge base on the sexual abuse of males and disclosure […]

Peer Support in Perinatal Mental Health: Review of Evidence and Provision in Scotland (Internship Project Report)

This report provides information on research and evidence about perinatal peer support, existing practice in Scotland and potential areas for future development. Author: Jessica MoranIntern, Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

The impacts of child sexual abuse: A rapid evidence assessment

Abstract: The aim of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA or ‘the Inquiry’) is to investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their responsibility to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales, and to make meaningful recommendations for change, to help ensure that children now and in […]

Transcript of 1IN3’s appearance before Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

On 8th July 2020, representatives of the One in Three Campaign appeared at a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System. You can read the Hansard transcript on pages 23 to 30 of the PDF available or also listen to an audio recording of the hearing.

Developing a Model of Change Mechanisms within Intentional Unidirectional Peer Support (IUPS)

Peers are those with lived experiences of adversity and are commonly utilised in services. However, little is known about change mecha- nisms, resulting in undefined concepts and weak assertions on peer supports’ effectiveness. Further, peer interventions are becoming increasingly common in homelessness services, without the theoretical understanding to support it. This review systematically explores literature […]

Recovery processes within peer provision: testing the CHIME model using a mixed methods design

Previous studies have pointed the need for more research, which explores how peer provision brings about change associated with recovery. This study aims to test Leamy’s framework, which consists of five recovery processes: connectedness, hope, identity, meaning and empowerment (also known as the CHIME framework) within the peer provision context. By Grace Zeng, Donna Chung […]

The Polite Abuser: Using Politeness Theory To Examine Emotional Abuse

Theses and Dissertations by Cimmiaron Alvarez. Illinois State University, cpalvar@ilstu.edu Over the last few decades more and more cultural attention has been paid to intimate partner violence, especially emotional abuse. Follingstad, Rutledge, Berg, Hause, and Polek (1990) established that emotional abuse fell into six distinct categories; however, little attention had been paid to how abusers […]

Mental Health Peer Specialists and Their Vision for a Civil Rights Movement

Many who have mental illness disabilities suffer from isolation and are disconnected from others. They can experience social anxiety, feel nervous, and be unable to connect or make friends. Some have agoraphobia, where they are unable to leave their home. Past traumatic experiences such as domestic violence or sexual abuse also can cause one to […]

Assault and care characteristics of victims of sexual violence in eleven Médecins Sans Frontières programs in Africa. What about men and boys?

Often neglected, male-directed sexual violence (SV) has recently gained recognition as a significant issue. However, documentation of male SV patients, assaults and characteristics of presentation for care remains poor. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) systematically documented these in all victims admitted to eleven SV clinics in seven African countries between 2011 and 2017, providing a unique […]