Accession Number : ADA579449


Title :   Physical and Psychological Health Following Military Sexual Assault: Recommendations for Care, Research, and Policy


Descriptive Note : Occasional paper


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Farris, Coreen ; Schell, Terry L ; Tanielian, Terri


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a579449.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Awareness of sexual violence within the military has been increasing both within the Department of Defense (DoD) and in civilian sectors. Research evidence suggests that sexual victimization among servicemembers is associated with significant physical and psychological consequences for the victim. Furthermore, violence within the ranks represents a threat to good order and discipline and undermines the command structure. Since 2005, with the support of the armed services, the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) has worked to improve awareness of sexual violence within the military, disseminate programs to respond to the needs of victims,1 and prevent future assaults. While DoD s no tolerance policy is an essential component of the military s response to sexual assault, the problem remains. Further study, prevention efforts, and policy and program interventions are crucial.


Descriptors :   *ASSAULT , AWARENESS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , POLICIES , PREVENTION , SEX


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE