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
(954) 667-3549
rallred@nova.edu

Please follow the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CN3ZSXK
If asked for a password: clergy

The above research study has been approved for distribution to users by the MaleSurvivor Research Committee. Participation in any of these approved, posted studies is completely voluntary and any participant can withdraw from a study at any time. If you have questions about the IRB approval process, concerns about this study, or questions or why a study has been approved for posting on the MaleSurvivor site, please contact ann.boyer@mssm.edu or lgallo@lagcc.cuny.edu