ISTSS Releases Journal Issue on Sexual Harassment & Assault

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies has released a special issue on sexual harassment and sexual assault, bringing together both new and classic papers to inform research and intervention and assist trauma specialists in their efforts to identify the factors that predict posttraumatic stress and to promote recovery in the aftermath of sexual trauma.

In addition, ISTSS has highlighted tip sheets and other resources helpful to journalists, clinicians, educators, and the general public:

Sexual Harassment:

Sexual Harassment in the Marines, Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, and Perceived Health: Evidence for Sex Differences
Jillian C. Shipherd, Suzanne L. Pineles, Jaimie L. Gradus, Patricia A. Resnick

An Evaluation of Stress Symptoms Associated with Academic Sexual Harassment
Jennifer Fine McDermut, David A. F. Haaga, Lindsey Kirk

Sexual Assault Prevalence, Distress, and Help Seeking:

Adult Sexual Assault: Prevalence, Symptomatology, and Sex Differences in the General Population
Diana M. Elliott, Doris S. Mok, John Briere

Sexual Revictimization among Sexual Minorities: A Preliminary Study
Jennifer M. Heidt, Brian P. Marx, Sari D. Gold

Trajectories of PTSD Symptoms Following Sexual Assault: Is Resilience the Modal Outcome
Maria M. Steenkamp, Benjamin D. Dickstein, Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, Stefan G. Hofmann, Brett T. Litz

Predictors of Using Mental Health Services After Sexual Assault
Matthew Price, Tatiana M. Davidson, Kenneth J. Ruggiero, Ron Acierno, Heidi S. Resnick

Social and Institutional Factors in Sexual Assault Adjustment and Recovery:

Social Support, Coping, and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Female Sexual Assault Survivors: A Longitudinal Analysis
Sarah E. Ullman, Mark Relyea

Dangerous Safe Havens: Institutional Betrayal Exacerbates Sexual Trauma
Carly Parnitzke Smith, Jennifer J. Freyd

Resilience in Men and Women Experiencing Sexual Assault or Traumatic Stress: Validation and Replication of the Scale of Protective Factors
Elisabeth Ponce-Garcia, Amy N. Madewell, Marina E. Brown


A Randomized Clinical Trial of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans With PTSD Related to Military Sexual Trauma
Alina Suris, Jessica Link-Malcolm, Kathleen Chard, Chul Ahn, Carol North

Prolonged Exposure versus Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD rape victims
Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Millie C. Astin, Fred Marsteller

Additional Resources:

ISTSS: Treatment Resources for Children & Adults
ISTSS: Self-Care for Providers
RAINN: What to do after Sexual Assault
AAUW: Know Your Rights - Workplace Sexual Harassment
National Center for PTSD: Sexual Assault Overview
National Center for PTSD: Men & Sexual Trauma
National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Helping Professionals 
National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Helping Parents & Caregivers 

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