Awareness of sexual violence within the U.S. military has grown over the past decade, but barriers still exist for servicemembers who report the crimes and seek psychological health care. A research agenda needs to take full account of the types of damage being done.
This paper reviews data on the prevalence of sexual assault among servicemembers, predictors of disclosure, efforts to improve disclosure, victim needs, and DoD efforts to provide necessary resources in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault.
Whether at home, at school, or in the community, exposure to violence raises concerns about not just the potential for physical harm, but also the longer-term developmental and mental health risks for children.
This study evaluates associations of commonly co-occurring childhood adversities with physical violence in dating relationships to identify potential strategies for refining and targeting dating violence prevention programmes.
A strong social network, informational support from sex partners, and other social factors affect whether homeless women receive substance abuse treatment.
Provides an overview of recent research on sexual assault and summarizes more than 450 individual studies of the topic.
Proposes a structure to address intersecting gender-and age-specific harms for girl soldiers, who experience a cumulative vulnerability that is not merely additive and not addressed by human rights frameworks restricted to either women or children.
>An examination of the types of human trafficking occurring in two of Ohio's largest cities found that child prostitution is more common in Toledo while forced labor is more likely to be identified in Columbus.
October 24, 2006 News Release: RAND Toolkit Identifies Programs for Long-Term Recovery Among Children Exposed to Significant Traumatic Events.
This research brief summarizes research to create Getting To Outcomes (GTO), a science-based model and support tools to help local groups develop or improve substance-use-prevention programs.
In recent years, new data have appeared, further suggesting the utility of cognitive-behavioral interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) subsequent to sexual assault. In this article, we present a model of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for PTSD in rape survivors.
There is limited understanding of the physical health, mental health, and substance use or abuse correlates of sexual violence against homeless women.
Summarizes findings about drug-facilitated rape by researchers at the U.S. Department of Justice in response to a request from the Attorney General.
A model of cognitive-behavioral treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in rape survivors is presented
This study reports childhood sexual assault data collected as part of a community-based population study on mental health.
Director, Army Health Program; Senior Social Scientist
Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, University of Virginia; M.S. in systems analysis and management, The George Washington University; B.A. in cultural anthropology, University of Virginia