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Violence and Other Trauma

 

Violence and Other Trauma

This page includes information about the effects of violence, abuse and other types of trauma such as motor vehicle accidents.

Sexual Trauma

  • Sexual Trauma: Information for Women's Medical Providers
    Provides basic information for medical providers working with women who have a history of sexual trauma. Includes suggestions on how to prevent distress in the patient.
  • Child Sexual Abuse
    Defines child sexual abuse and includes information about prevalence, effects, perpetrator characteristics and safety advice.
  • Military Sexual Trauma
    This PTSD 101 online course defines sexual harassment and assault and provides prevalence rates for such events in the military. Presents mental health consequences and treatment themes.
  • Military Sexual Trauma: Issues in Caring for Veterans
    From the Iraq War Clinician Guide. Military sexual trauma (MST) happens to both women and men. Discusses the meaning, epidemiology, and psychological effects of MST. Information on screening for and assessing MST, as well as available treatments.
  • Sexual Assault Against Women
    Defines sexual assault against females and describes how often it occurs, characteristics of perpetrators, and common reactions.

Violence

  • Trauma Exposure, PTSD, and Violence
    This video informs clinicians about the "cycle of violence" and how to evaluate violence exposure and violent behavior.
  • Community Violence
    Describes the effects of witnessing or experiencing community violence, such as riots, workplace assaults, or other widespread abuse. Includes treatment and prevention information.

Other Trauma

  • Traumatic Stress and Motor Vehicle Accidents
    Reviews research on the relationship between motor vehicle accidents (MVA) and PTSD, including risk factors and specific MVA treatment considerations.
  • PTSD in Refugees
    Discusses the traumatic events that refugees face, the difficulties of measuring PTSD in refugees, and the distinct challenges associated with assessing and treating refugees.


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