Family relationships and the disclosure of institutional child sexual abuse
The study was undertaken by the Australian Institute of Family Studies and commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
This report explores:
- the decision of survivors of child sexual abuse to disclose to family members;
- what the victim hoped to achieve through disclosure;
- initial responses;
- longer-term impacts;
- family roles and relationships before and after disclosure;
- the role and meaning of the institution for the family before and after disclosure; and
- current family relations.
The different effects of disclosures made in adulthood compared to those made in childhood are also discussed. The report concludes with implications for enhancing support responses to victims and their families.
This report was authored by AIFS staff and published by Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
This AIFS book explore some of the complexities of the child and family issues facing those working in social policy and legal systems
This publication tells the story of the Australian Temperament Project, a longitudinal study of Australian children born in Victoria 1982-83
This book draws together key facts and figures about family formation and change, drawing on information and analysis from a wide variety of source
The focus of this Facts Sheet is on broad family trends. It was prepared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of research by AIFS.