Physical and Psychological Health Following Military Sexual Assault

Physical and Psychological Health Following Military Sexual Assault: Recommendations for Care, Research, and Policy

Coreen Farris
Terry L. Schell
Terri Tanielian
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 24
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt6wq83k
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    Physical and Psychological Health Following Military Sexual Assault
    Book Description:

    This paper reviews data on the prevalence of sexual assault among servicemembers, predictors of disclosure, efforts to improve disclosure, victim needs, and DoD efforts to provide necessary resources in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-7830-8
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Management & Organizational Behavior

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  1. Physical and Psychological Health Following Military Sexual Assault Recommendations for Care, Research, and Policy
    (pp. 1-24)
    Coreen Farris, Terry L. Schell and Terri Tanielian

    Awareness of sexual violence within the military has been increasing both within the Department of Defense (DoD) and in civilian sectors. Research evidence suggests that sexual victimization among servicemembers is associated with significant physical and psychological consequences for the victim. Furthermore, violence within the ranks represents a threat to good order and discipline and undermines the command structure. Since 2005, with the support of the armed services, the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) has worked to improve awareness of sexual violence within the military, disseminate programs to respond to the needs of victims,¹ and prevent future assaults....