We are inviting you to take part in a study about sexual abuse in Ireland. The current study is being conducted in the University of Limerick, by Dr. Patrick Ryan and Eimear Flynn (MSc Psychological Science), in order to gather an understanding of why sexual abuse continues to occur at such an upsetting rate. All details of the blog are included in the information sheet attached in the pages section of the blog or at the following link; Information Sheet.
If any individual finds the contents of the blog
upsetting or may wish to talk to someone about the issues raised on the
blog, the following services are available to you; the Rape Crisis
Network; 091563676, the HSE adult counselling services, making contact
with a local G.P.,samaritans; 116123 and college students can avail of the free student counselling services available in most colleges. I
may also be contacted and my details are included in the information
sheet attached. By agreeing to participate in this study, you are confirming you are over the age of 18. All comments will be monitored before publishing. All comments are anonymous.
The researchers are exploring the attitudes of young adults in relation to sexual abuse. Through the use of this blog, we hope to gain an understanding of people's views on the causes of abuse and in particular, why it still persists despite public knowledge and awareness.