Research projects under this theme explore the following questions:

  • What are the impacts of child sexual abuse that occurred within an institutional context over the life course (short and long-term)?

  • What are the opportunity and monetary costs of child sexual abuse on victim/survivors?

  • What factors contribute to resilience among survivors?

  • What are the optimal treatment and support options for victim/survivors?

  • What are the impacts of child sexual abuse on families of minors?

  • What are the impacts of child sexual abuse on the intimate partners and children of child sexual abuse survivors?

  • What are the support needs of the families of child and adult child sexual abuse survivors?

  • How should the support needs be reflected in the conduct and outcomes of judicial proceedings?
     

Project name

Conducting agency

Family relationships and the disclosure of institutional child sexual abuse

Conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies

Service and support needs of specific population groups that have experienced child sexual abuse Conducted by the University of New South Wales
Principles of trauma-informed approaches to child sexual abuse: A discussion paper Conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies