The University of Plymouth has partnered with CLEAR Cornwall on a number of research projects.

These will help improve the quality of the services we offer to child and adult survivors of trauma, and to help reduce their risk of recurring harm over their lives.


Spring 2020:  Understanding Recurring Harm in Survivors of Early Trauma

We are carrying out this study with the University of Plymouth to better understand why some adult survivors of early trauma (such as childhood abuse) become exposed to recurring harm over their lives.

The research aims to tell us about factors (such as certain life circumstances and experiences – including relationships, support, and transition from childhood to adulthood) that can leave survivors open to recurring harm in their lives, as well the factors that can protect them from such harms.

This information will be used to help CLEAR improve the therapeutic, counselling and other services we offer to victims and survivors of childhood trauma - children and adults alike. These service improvements will aim to better prevent victims and survivors from recurring harm over their lives, and, most importantly, help to improve the;ir quality of life.

All the information provided by CLEAR clients will remain anonymous.

This ongoing research is being carried out as part of a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology degree at the University of Plymouth.

2018 / 2019: An Evaluation of the CLEAR Children Service

This is available here:  pdf Summary of CLEAR Service Evaluation for Children and Young People Service 2018 2019 (1) (254 KB)   


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