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If so, you are invited to participate in a study of child abuse intervention.


Participation is simple: You would fill out a brief questionnaire and participate in a taped interview that will last from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length. Your identity will not be tied to the interview, the transcripts, or the demographic data in any way that can identify you in the data or the finished research study.

You can receive a summary of the results if you wish.

Details about Participating in the Study

Thank you for your interest in this study of child abuse intervention by witnesses. You can make a vital contribution to this research about physical child abuse and what kinds of immediate interventions are effective. To participate, at a time and place of your choosing you will be interviewed and the interview will be taped for transcription later. Participation takes about one to two hours and your identity is kept private and separate from the interview materials. You would not put your name on the demographic questionnaire.

In order to participate, the following two things should be true for you:

  1. You should be at least 21 years old and speak either English or Spanish..
  2. You should have previously witnessed an incident of child abuse in which you made an attempt to intervene.

Child abuse includes any incident between a caretaking adult and a child or children in which the adult threatened or delivered a non-accidental injury that resulted in the child being bruised, cut, burned, lacerated, receiving a head injury or broken bone.

This study is for a doctoral dissertation by Susan Wilde, B.S., at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.

Thank you again for your interest. If you have any questions, please ask by telephone or e-mail and Ms. Wilde will get back to you. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

To participate or receive more information,
please call
(510) 704-7715
or e-mail to witness@wildelife.com
and leave your name, a phone number where you can be reached, or e-mail address.

OR you may participate ON LINE.

Children are precious. Help stop child abuse