An Online Study for Adult Survivors

Stop the Silence promoted the availability of survivors of child sexual abuse to participate in a clinical research project that examines experiences of child sexual abuse and related issues concerning that abuse. Participation was completely voluntary, and this study took about 30-40 minutes to complete. Most of the questions focused on experiences of child sexual abuse, the survivor’s memory of the events, and related issues. The results of this study should help to further our understanding of the effects of child sexual abuse on memory. This understanding will help researchers and therapists to develop more effective intervention programs to assist survivors of child sexual abuse. Personal or identifying information was not a part of the study, and surveys were completed anonymously.

The research was conducted by Molly Wolf, LMSW and Doctoral Candidate at the University of Buffalo School of Social Work, State University of New York. Her email address is and you can contact her for questions or further information.