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“It was like an escalation of abuse over time that continued...”

Jennifer Norris

US Air Force

Violence and Abuse

Information about the effects of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is defined as any sort of sexual activity between two or more people in which one of the people is involved against their will.

Find out more about sexual assault in:

  • Females
    Get information about sexual assault against females, common reactions, and resources.
  • Males
    Find out about sexual assault against males, common reactions, and resources.
  • Children
    Learn about child sexual abuse, common reactions and resources.
  • Military Sexual Trauma
    Get information and learn about resources for those affected by military sexual trauma.
  • Rape of Women in a War Zone
    Learn about the prevalence and effects of war-related rape of women in a war zone, such as in Kosovo and Bosnia.

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PTSD Information Voice Mail:
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ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health