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Title: Bridging the Systems to Empower Victims: Mental Health and Victim Services (Instructor Manual)
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Enola, PA 17025
Grant Number: 95-MU-GX-K003
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resource manual for a curriculum on victim empowerment, with attention to rape victims, contains a collection of articles and information written from either a mental health or a victim- services perspective.
Abstract: The first section focuses on understanding and responding to the trauma of victimization. The material addresses the identification and assessment of signs of crisis, secondary victimization, and cross-cultural issues in crisis. The second section considers post-traumatic stress disorder, rape trauma syndrome, and battering. After defining trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, the resource manual considers diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, rape-related post- traumatic stress disorder, the 10 warning signs of mental illness, depression, and becoming a "hostage" in the home. The third section provides a clinical perspective that encourages mental health professionals and providers of victim services to think of ways to deliver healing to victims beyond the traditional means of therapy. The issues discussed include the integration of awareness of victimization into treatment, therapy in the context of the survivor's life, the therapy relationship, and caring for ourselves and each other. A section of resources includes an outline for an interagency agreement and an interagency agreement example. A 127-item bibliography and a list of 26 resource organizations
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Rape trauma syndrome; Sexual assault trauma; Victim medical assistance; Victim reactions to crime; Victim services
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