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NCJ Number: 34002 Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A MEDICAL CENTER RAPE CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Journal: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY  Volume:133  Issue:4  Dated:(APRIL 1976)  Pages:418-421
Author(s): S L MCCOMBIE; E BASSUK; R SAVITZ; S PELL
Corporate Author: American Psychiatric Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Assoc
Arlington, VA 22209
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF THE RAPE CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM AND OF SOME OF THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN IMPLEMENTING SUCH PROGRAMS IN A MEDICAL SETTING.
Abstract: THE PROGRAM DEVELOPED AT BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL, A METROPOLITAN TEACHING FACILITY ORIENTED TOWARD COMMUNITY MEDICINE, UTILIZES VOLUNTEER MULTIDISCIPLINARY COUNSELING TEAMS DRAWN FROM PSYCHIATRY, SOCIAL WORK, PSYCHOLOGY, AND NURSING STAFFS. THE PREMISE OF THE PROGRAM IS THAT EARLY CRISIS INTERVENTION CAN PREVENT LATER DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTURBANCES IN VICTIMS. COUNSELORS ACCOMPANY VICTIMS THROUGHOUT EMERGENCY ROOM PROCEDURES: FOLLOW-UP BEGINS 48 HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL CONTACT AND CONTINUES AT REGULAR INTERVALS FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. THE AUTHORS DISCUSS THE PROBLEMS OF IMPLEMENTATION, WHICH INCLUDE STAFF RESISTANCE, FUNDING QUESTIONS, AND VARYING LEVELS OF COUNSELING SOPHISTICATION, AND DESCRIBE HOW THESE DIFFICULTIES HAVE BEEN HANDLED IN THEIR PROGRAM. THEY NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS BECOMING A RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE COMMUNITY. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Counseling; Crisis intervention; Massachusetts; Medical and dental services; Rape
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