Information for Professionals Supporting Adults Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse

When I started my PhD I wanted my research primarily to be aimed at people who had experienced childhood sexual abuse. This was because so much previous research was created for professionals. However, the data I gathered does have implications for all sorts of professionals; people working in the law, health, social work, community andContinue reading “Information for Professionals Supporting Adults Recovering from Childhood Sexual Abuse”

Four Key Questions

My research has identified four key questions for people recovering from childhood sexual abuse to consider. Some of the answers will be individual to you and it is vital that you make your own choices. After thinking of your answers to these questions you might feel that you want to take action yourself or youContinue reading “Four Key Questions”

Read my Research

My thesis has finally been published online. It’s free for anyone to read. You can read it here: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/26956/ It doesn’t go into any graphic detail about abuse as it is focused on recovering but it may well be triggering for people with cPTSD. Certainly parts of it were for me but I still thinkContinue reading “Read my Research”

Third APPG report: Survivors’ experience of court and applying for compensation

I’m not sure how I missed this – drowning in thesis writing I’d guess – but there was a third APPG report published in October. This included data that I submitted from my research. The APPG recommendations were: 1. All court staff should undergo mandatory training that gives them a basic knowledge of trauma andContinue reading “Third APPG report: Survivors’ experience of court and applying for compensation”

World Mental Health Day

For #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 I’d like to see a recognition of how society affects mental health. For example, for people who have experienced trauma stigma and stereotyping can make them feel worse and stop them asking for help. We all need to change. Plus we need properly funded and appropriate services. This would mean trauma informed treatmentContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”

APPG report on the experience of the Police and Crown Prosecution Service

The second All Party Parliamentary Group Report (APPG) has been published. You can read it here. This one looks at people’s experience of the Police and Crown Prosecution Service. As before I submitted my research evidence to this. The recommendations are: Introduce a victims law with a code of practice, complaints procedure and properly resourcedContinue reading “APPG report on the experience of the Police and Crown Prosecution Service”