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Violence and Abuse



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Violence and Abuse

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

Sexual Trauma

  • Child Sexual Abuse
    Information on the effects of child sexual abuse, and what you can do to help keep children safe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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