Posted on date: 11/1/2013
- Adult, aged 18 or over
- have ever been in a Leather/BDSM/kink relationship in which you experienced intimate partner abuse, and
- sought help from publicly available domestic violence/intimate partner abuse services, or
- wanted to seek help from publicly available domestic violence/intimate partner abuse services, but did not do so.
The interview will take no more than 2 hours to complete.
Please respond no later than January 10, 2014.
Your participation is voluntary. All responses are confidential. However, there is potential risk of loss of confidentiality in all email, downloading and internet transactions. The final results of this study will be used for research and may also be published in a summary format in a peer-reviewed journal.
The purpose of this interview is to gather information regarding the quality of experiences had by those who sought help from domestic violence/intimate partner abuse service providers, or those who wanted to seek help, but did not do so. The overall goal is to help service providers and outreach educators improve the quality of information, responses and interventions regarding the unique needs and experiences of individuals who live a BDSM, Leather or kinky lifestyle.
Would you be interested in participating in an in-depth face-to-face or telephone interview (to last no more than 2 hours) about your experiences? If so, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Fawcett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-742-7717 to set up an interview.
If you have any questions about the interview, please contact Elizabeth Fawcett, Ph.D., M.P.H., at email@example.com. This study has been reviewed according to accepted Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures for research involving human subjects, and approved. If you have questions about the rights of research participants or the way this study is being conducted, you may contact Texas Woman’s University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 940-898-3378 or via email at IRB@twu.edu.
There is potential risk of loss of confidentiality in all email, downloading and internet transactions.