Rape as a community issue

Rape--it's an all too familiar event in many women's lives. But what is being done to prevent its occurrence? How do victims deal with the trauma of rape? How are local agencies dealing with the increasing number of victims? How effective are available treatment programs? From the causes of rape to its lingering effects, from disclosure to treatment, "The Rape Victim" offers the most complete examination to date on this most heinous crime. The authors address the trauma of rape, prevention, rape as a community issue, rape crisis centers, date rape, clinical treatment of rape victims, and group treatment for survivors. Psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers, criminologists, nurses, and counselors will benefit from the wealth of information contained in this impressive volume. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)
Koss,Mary P.
Harvey,Mary R.
IB- 0-8039-3894-2, hardcover IB- 0-8039-3895-0, paperback LA- English AN- 1991-97931-000
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Chapter 3 - Rape as a community issue This chapter discusses the premise that rape is a community issue and that the relationship between victim and community can have a profound effect upon the rape victim's psychological experience and recovery process. The interrelationships that exist among community attitudes, community services, and the psychological experience of the woman raped are examined. Rape as a focal point of social action is considered and the community as both setting for and target of social change is discussed.
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Community Attitudes/Responses, Prevention
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