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Violence and Abuse
Violence and Abuse
This section provides information about the effects of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
- 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.
- Resources for Survivors and the Public Following Disaster and Mass Violence
Disaster and mass violence can lead to injury, death, and psychological distress. This page links you to information to help survivors and loved ones deal with the stresses that come from these types of events.
- 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.
- Community Violence: Effects on 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.