Challenges and Opportunities to Recruiting and Engaging with Gay Male Latino Sexual Assault Survivors

Daniel Jacobson López, Antonio García, Rafael Engel, John L. Jackson

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There is a paucity of empirical literature examining the experiences of gay Latino sexual assault survivors in the United States, due in part because there is little research focused on how to effectively recruit and engage Latino sexual assault survivors as participants in the research process. While researchers have utilized various recruitment methods to engage with gay Latino men, they have not focused specifically on sexual assault survivors. To address this gap, this study examined effective strategies for recruiting and engaging with gay Latino sexual assault survivors. Various recruitment methods were used, and social media-based recruitment methods proved to be the most effective. Researchers need to develop rapport and trust during the screening interview and avoid the risk of re-traumatization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-63
Number of pages16
JournalField Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2023

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Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work (Barbara K. Shore Doctoral Award and Kevin Corcoran Endowed Dissertation Award) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship).

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology


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