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NCJ Number: 75419 Find in a Library
Title: Developing Consultation and Education Services for Sexual Assault
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
United States of America
Project Director: B J Rodabaugh
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research
Palo Alto, CA 94302
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20852
Grant Number: 3 R 12 MH25121-04S1 MHS
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph outlines the special role that community health centers can play in alleviating the effects of sexual assault and in stimulating planning and activities directed toward the prevention of sexual assault.
Abstract: Information for staff members in mental health agencies was compiled from reports of current research, conference and worshop presentations, and interviews with specialists in a number of related fields. An introduction discusses the national increase in sexual assaults, the role of mental health agencies in dealing with the problem, definitions of terms, and the state of current literature on the subject. Current information on sexual assault is presented by using survey statistics, research studies, and experiences of those working directly with victims and offenders. Profiles of the assailant and the victim are presented, and the effects of sexual assault and its implications for the consultation and education specialist are discussed. Definitions of 'consultation,' 'education,' and 'prevention' within the context of services for sexual assault are given, and some examples are provided of who and what may be involved in each process. A planning guide for consultation and education programs and a checklist for determining what is already being done and what needs to be done in the community are included. Finally, ways in which agencies, organizations, and the general public can be encouraged to participate in services for the sexual assault victim are delineated. Problems of working in rural communities and the special concerns of potential victims in high risk groups also receive attention. Reference lists accompany each chaper. A few footnotes are included.
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Counseling; Crisis intervention; Rape crisis centers; Sexual assault; Sexual assault victims; Victim profiles; Victim services
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