Project Summary

Sexual abuse is an international problem and an often overlooked public health issue for men and boys. Given the prevalence of trauma and its well-documented connection to mental and physical health disorders, the relevance of male survivor input and engagement in healthcare research is profound. This engagement project will involve an equitable partnership between the nonprofit organization MaleSurvivors and researchers from Yale University Department of Psychiatry, Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, and the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Through a cyclical and iterative process, we will gain understanding of male trauma survivors’ perspectives on involvement in research and equip and empower them to play active and substantive roles as equitable partners in all aspects of research. Web-based resources to educate and equip trauma survivors and researchers for mutual collaboration will be developed, preliminarily tested, and disseminated.

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Project Information

Joan M. Cook, PhD
Yale University

Key Dates

24 months


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Last updated: March 4, 2022