Pathways to support services for victim/survivors of child sexual abuse and their families

Past project

This project sought to identify ways in which victims of child sexual abuse access support services.

About the project

This project was commissioned to assist in informing the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of strategies and approaches to enhancing the provision of therapeutic and non-therapeutic support services for victims/survivors of institutional and other extra-familial child sexual abuse. 

The purpose of the research was to explore how victims/survivors of child sexual abuse (and secondary victims) navigate pathways to relevant and helpful therapeutic and non-therapeutic support services.

This was a mixed-methods research project which involved:

  • a survey with adult victims/survivors and parents and carers
  • semi-structured interviews with adult survivors, parents/carers and child victims/survivors
  • group interviews  with practitioners who provide therapeutic and non-therapeutic services to victims/survivors and their parents/carers.

More information

For more information contact Dr Antonia Quadara or  Dr Rachel Carson  on (03) 9214 7888 or email us.

All enquiries will be treated privately and confidentially.



January - September 2016

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