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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:42 am    Post subject: Pls HELP! Participants needed in dissertation research


PTSD Symptom Cluster among Women with Different Types of Childhood Abuse

Whillma Quenicka, a Ph.D doctoral candidate from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA, is in need of people to participate in her research. The dissertation investigates whether childhood physical abuse, emotional abuse, or sexual abuse are related to types of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and if personality traits have an influence on PTSD. To participate you must be female, be at least 18 years of age, have history of childhood abuse, and be able to read and write in English. All responses will be anonymous (no identifying information) and it takes about 10 minutes to complete the survey.

The participation is voluntarily and no compensation will be given. Your participation will contribute to the scientific study in the field of childhood abuse and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and to the acquisition of generalizable knowledge.
A few people may feel uncomfortable mentioning prior abuse or personality items. Some example questions are:
1) Before age 17, did a parent, step-parent, foster-parent, or other adult in charge of you as a child ever do something to you on purpose (for example, hit or punch or cut you, or push you down) that made you bleed or gave you bruises or scratches, or that broke bones or teeth?
2) To the best of your knowledge, before age 17, were you ever sexually abused?
3). Have you had repeated or intrusive upsetting thoughts or recollections of the event(s)?
4). Have you been having repeated bad dreams or nightmares about the event(s)?

The risks to you are considered minimal. Should you experience discomfort while completing the survey, you can stop at any time. The Morris Center for Healing from Child Abuse website provides information for Help Line and Reporting Links at the bottom of the ASCA’s main website. If needed, please seek support from the information provided from the Help Line link on the ASCA’s main website ( or call one of the following toll-free crisis hotline numbers:

Child Abuse - Childhelp
Phone: 800.4.A.CHILD (800.422.4453)
People They Help: Child abuse victims, parents, concerned individuals

Child Sexual Abuse - Darkness to Light
Phone: 866.FOR.LIGHT (866.367.5444)
People They Help: Children and adults needing local information or resources about sexual abuse

Family Violence - National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 800.799.SAFE (800.799.7233)
TTY: 800.787.3224
Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers: 206.518.9361
People They Help: Children, parents, friends, offenders

Help for Parents - National Parent Helpline®
Phone: 855.4APARENT (855.427.2736) (available 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., PST, weekdays)
People They Help: Parents and caregivers needing emotional support and links to resources

Rape/Incest - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Phone: 800.656.HOPE (800.656.4673)
People They Help: Rape and incest victims, media, policymakers, concerned individuals

The results of this research study will be published for the investigator’s dissertation, and possibly published in scientific journals and books and be presented at scientific meetings. A copy of the general results of this study will be posted at the Morris Center for Healing from Child Abuse’s research forum. This study has been approved by the Fielding Graduate University Institutional Review Board. If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below:

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