Evaluation of PartnerSPEAK

Child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is rapidly becoming more prevalent online (Bursztein et al., 2019) as the number of people accessing it is increasing. This problem has only escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted an unprecedented increase in reports of CSAM to authorities (NCMEC, 2021).

Many of these men have partners or families whose lives are impacted by their loved one’s CSAM use (Bouhours and Broadhurst 2011). These families experience negative health, mental health, and social outcomes as a result (Walker 2019).

Despite this, there are limited services equipped to provide support to this cohort, and no prior evaluation of the support services operating in this space.

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