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NCJ Number: 69620 Find in a Library
Title: Rape Crisis Intervention Handbook - A Guide for Victim Care
Editor(s): S L McCombie
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 250
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Publishing Corp
New York, NY 10013-1576
Sale Source: Plenum Publishing Corp
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013-1576
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides an overview of crisis theory and a psychodynamic perspective on rape trauma; treatment guidelines are discussed and illustrated with case examples.
Abstract: This interdisciplinary handbook is intended to be a comprehensive resource for those involved in providing crisis intervention to rape victims. Detailed guidelines are provided for the nursing, medical, counseling, police, and legal services involved in comprehensive crisis intervention. Rape laws are explained, and court preparation for victims and witnesses is outlined. Of particular relevance to counselors is the overview of crisis theory and the psychodynamic perspective on rape trauma. Individual chapters explain the cultural factors that perpetuate violence toward women and explore common misconceptions about victims, offenders, and assaults. Special consideration is given to the child victimized by sexual abuse and to the unique problems of men who work with rape victims. Appendixes include guidelines for the nursing care of rape victims in the emergency unit and for the medical care of rape victims, permission for release of material evidence to the police, third-party rape report, information for patients coping with sexual assault, a rape questionnaire, facts and suggestions about what to do if raped, and safety precautions to avoid assault. Chapters included references, and a subject index is provided. For related entries, see NCJ 69621-23. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Crisis intervention; Procedure manuals; Psychological victimization effects; Rape; Sexual assault trauma; Sexual assault victims; Victim medical assistance
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