Survivors of childhood trauma – experiences of motherhood

Poppy Harris is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist she is inviting you to take part in her research which is to gain a clearer understanding how being a survivor of childhood trauma influences experiences of motherhood. It’s hoped that the findings from this research will help support services become more sensitive to the challenges faced by mothers who have survived childhood trauma.

Participation in this project will involve a single research interview with Poppy, she will not ask you about specific traumatic experience/s, and if there are any questions you don’t want to answer, that is okay: you don’t have to say anything you don’t want to during this interview.

To take part in this research Poppy is asking that you meet the following criteria:

  • You were assigned female at birth
  • Are an adult mother (aged 18 years or older)
  • Have a biological child that is at least 2 years old
  • Self-identify as experiencing childhood trauma or abuse of any kind
  • The childhood trauma ended at least 3 years ago
  • Self-report not having any diagnosed mental health difficulty that disrupts your role of mother
  • Are consciously aware that your childhood trauma experiences affect your role as a mother
  • Are willing to talk about how your experiences affect your self-identity as mother
  • Can speak and read proficiently in English.

You will be offered a £20 e-voucher (accepted at most retailers) as a thank-you for your expertise. This will be sent to the e-mail address you provide prior to the interview being anonymised.

Please get in touch with Poppy via harrisp10@coventry.ac.uk if you are interested in participating.