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Does a difficult/traumatic childhood lead to future self-harm and harm to others?

Discussion in 'Studies & Research' started by KGDPsych, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. KGDPsych

    KGDPsych New Member

    Does a difficult/traumatic childhood lead to future self-harm and harm to others, and if it does, how can we reduce this?

    This online research is open to all adults and therefore whether you have had a difficult childhood or not, or self harmed or not. Literally any adult willing to participate can help to potentially shape future services for those that have, and need help, as well as reduce self harm and crime.

    Please help by completing this anonymous survey. It takes approximately 20 minutes. If you interested in taking part please click the link below and read the information provided before deciding if you are happy to participate. Your participation will help to answer this important question and hopefully find ways to support those that have experienced difficult childhoods, prevent self harm and harm to others.

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  3. joeylittle

    joeylittle ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ All howl, no bite Administrator Generous $250+

    @KGDPsych - your link is up.

    Anyone interested: the first page of the link goes into more detail about who @KGDPsych is, and where they are conducting this research from.
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  4. KGDPsych

    KGDPsych New Member

    Thank you!
  5. shimmerz

    shimmerz My silence spoke a thousand words you never heard Premium Member

    It's hard to fill out. Too overwhelming.
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  6. KGDPsych

    KGDPsych New Member

    The survey does ask a lot of questions so it is important to ensure you have time. You can also take a break from it when you need to and return to it later.

    I know there is a number of questions, so I completely understand, but if you are willing to persevere with it and help then hopefully the research will have a big impact on services in the future.

    Thank you so much those that have considered participating in this research and I am incredibly grateful to all those that have completed it.
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  7. Fadeaway

    Fadeaway I'm a VIP Donated

    I really appreciated the fact that it didn't make the assumption that all people were raised by "mom and dad."

    I have taken a lot of surveys posted on this site and often I feel quite critical afterwards due to the wording of the questions. I often feel like I can't honestly or accurately respond to the question or that my response is misleading due assumptions made about "family." It may seem like a simple thing but it is emotionally significant and meaningful to me when people show sensitivity to the topic because most people don't.
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  8. Justmehere

    Justmehere Defying the odds Moderator Premium Member

    The way the questions are formatted is a bit confusing. It would help if the type before each set of questions was made bold faced to stand out more to make it easier to follow.

    I hope the data that comes out of this helps further your education and spurs on other research.
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  9. KGDPsych

    KGDPsych New Member

    Thank you all for the feedback.

    I'm glad the childhood questionnaire is capturing a wider range of family dynamics. It is a fairly new measure and i liked it for similar reasons to which you highlight. Thank you, I'm certainly hoping that the research will influence future services, with all of your help participating I will continue to do everything I can.

    I apologise that the format can lead to confusion. It's quite hard to do an electronic version as you only have so much control. I will try and see if i can amend it as per your suggestions. I'm just conscious that it may not be easily changed now it is live. I really appreciate your perseverance with it though.
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  10. shimmerz

    shimmerz My silence spoke a thousand words you never heard Premium Member

    I did eventually get through it. Many of the initial questions I had to say never to because the other options didn't quite capture my experiences. The section on family dynamics was very in tune to my reality though. Good luck with your survey.
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  11. KGDPsych

    KGDPsych New Member

    Hi all,

    Thank you to all of you that have already taken part in this research.
    Although lots of people have taken part I need more men to participate in the research. If you are a man please would you help by completing the research.

    Many thanks in advance,
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  12. Rad

    Rad I am not PTSD.

    I agree with Shimmerz it was kind of tough to get through - bit triggering at times. But I managed, good luck.
  13. Ronin

    Ronin Dark Wings Premium Member

    I find that survey to be very household-oriented in the first part.

    Not all of us abused as children experienced most of that trauma in domestic settings.
    Many people are separated from their families for periods of time or permanently, live on the road, are moved often, don't have a home.

    (My worse traumas dealt with kidnapping&, with and without family. I don't see those possibilities even mentioned, forcible separation from family, trafficking&smuggling, the like.)
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