treatments

Evaluation of university-based date rape prevention program: Effect on attitudes and behavior related to rape

Sixty undergraduate students participated in the study. Participants in teh two treatment groups were less accepting of rape myths than those in the control group. Additionally, participants who completed the survey packet at both pre- and post-treatment endorsed attitudes significantly less supportive of rape following the intervention.

Potential risk factors for rape in three ethnic groups

Describes the frequency of possible risk factors that emerged in a study of psychosocial response to sexual assault among African-American, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic White women during treatment at a major urban rape treatment center. Of 881 victims screened, 51% had no observable risk factors while the remaining 49% were in categories of increased vulnerability, such as mental disability, prior history of rape or incest, tourist or visitor status, and homelessness.

Dating violence prevention with at-risk youth: a controlled outcome evaluation

This study evaluated a community-based intervention to help at-risk teens develop healthy, nonabusive relationships with dating partners. Participants were 158 14-16-year-olds with histories of child maltreatment who were randomly assigned to a preventive intervention group or a no-treatment control group. They completed measures of abuse and victimization with dating partners, emotional distress, and healthy relationship skills at bimonthly intervals when dating someone.

Online predators and their victims: Myths, realities, and implications for prevention and treatment

The publicity about online "predators" who prey on naive children using trickery and violence is largely inaccurate. Internet sex crimes involving adults and juveniles more often fit a model of statutory rape-adult offenders who meet, develop relationships with, and openly seduce underage teenagers-than a model of forcible sexual assault or pedophilic child molesting. This is a serious problem, but one that requires approaches different from those in current prevention messages emphasizing parental control and the dangers of divulging personal information.

Medical and psychiatric symptoms in female gastroenterology clinic patients with histories of sexual victimization

Several recent retrospective reports have associated prior sexual victimization and long-term medical sequelae such as increased medical clinic utilization and reports of physical symptoms. However, methodoligical constraints have limited the generalizability of these findings. Our study was designed using structured interviews with a sequential sample of 89 female gastroenterology clinic patients, who were classified by severity of sexual trauma and studied for differences in lifetime psychiatric diagnoses, physical abuse, and medicially unexplained symptom patterns.

Male victims of male sexual assault: a review of psychological consequences and treatment

Sexual assault/rape of women have received considerable attention in the literature. This paper attempts to extend the discussion by highlighting the impact of sexual assault on men. The legal system in the UK only recently included male sexual assault (MSA) as a crime and the paper argues for continued debate around legislation. We also discuss the impact of MSA in terms of self disclosure, psychological consequences, impact and pathways into receiving medical and psychological support.

High rape chronicity and low rates of help-seeking among wife rape survivors in a nonclinical sample: Implications for research and practice

Research on sexual assault experiences and outcomes has not consistently reported analyses by victim/offender relationship and has not provided much detail on sexual assaults by husbands and ex-husbands. National Crime Victimization Survey data were analyzed to examine sexual assault chronicity and help-seeking behaviors among survivors of marital, acquaintance, and stranger sexual assault.

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