1997-98 Academy Text Supplement

Chapter 10

The Mental Health Impact of Crime: Fundamentals in Counseling and Advocacy

Statistical Overview

Mental Health Impact of Child Victimization

In April of 1997, the National Institute of Justice released a summary of research conducted by Kilpatrick and Saunders at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, located at the Medical University of South Carolina, entitled the Prevalence and Consequences of Child Victimization. The Report's preliminary findings about the mental health impact of child victimization are highlighted below:

Counselor Confidentiality Issues

In its 1996 Report to Congress, the Violence Against Women Office found:

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