Current study being done out of Nova Southeastern University comparing effects of clergy sexual abuse to incest. These are very difficult issues for those who have lived through them – if you think it might be helpful to your healing process to participate in such a study, please follow the link below. Feel free to pass the link along to others.
Clergy Sex Abuse Study
Most of the research on clergy sex abuse has been from the perspective of the abusers. Very little is currently known about the long-term effects of clergy sexual abuse on survivors. The current study is being conducted in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University (IRB protocol # 04241319Exp) and is designed to measure the psychological and spiritual effects of clergy sex abuse on survivors and compare them with the effects seen in survivors of incest. We are looking for adults (those over age 18) who survived childhood abuse (before the age of 18) by either a clergy member or a member of their family to participate in this study.
If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey with questions about your sexual abuse history and your current psychological and spiritual functioning. Questions about your experience with sexual abuse will include some that ask about the relationship of the abuser(s) to you, the types of abuse you suffered, the length of time the abuse lasted, and the reasons the abuse stopped. The questions should take about one to two hours to complete.
Should you have any questions about the study, please direct them to:
Robert P. Allred, MS
3301 College Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
Please follow the link below:
If asked for a password: clergy