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Violence and Abuse

This section provides information about the effects of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

  • Acts of Violence, Terrorism, or War: Triggers for Veterans
    Describes how Veterans may respond to or be triggered by new acts of violence, terrorism, or war. Provides a list of tips to help Veterans cope with such events.
  • Child Sexual Abuse
    Information on the effects of child sexual abuse, and what you can do to help keep children safe.
  • Community Violence: Effects of Children and Teens
    Describes how neighborhood violence effects young people, and gives resources that can help.
  • Intimate Partner Violence
    Information regarding the definition of domestic violence, the prevalence of domestic violence, the dynamics of abusive relationships, the effects of domestic violence, treatment for victims and perpetrators, and resources offering assistance.
  • Men and Sexual Trauma
    Describes how often sexual assault occurs in men and the characteristics of perpetrators. Discusses men's reactions to sexual assault, gender socialization, and what to do if you have been sexually assaulted.
  • Military Sexual Trauma
    Find out what military sexual trauma is, how common it is, and what you can do about it.
  • Rape of Women in a War Zone
    Summarizes the prevalence and effects of war-related rape on women in a war zone, such as in Kosovo and Bosnia.
  • Sexual Assault against Females
    Defines sexual assault, how often it occurs, and the characteristics of perpetrators. Discusses women's reactions to sexual assault and what to do if you have been sexually assaulted.
  • Women, Trauma, and PTSD
    Learn about trauma and PTSD in women.
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