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The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The webinars are open to the public, and many provide continuing education.

The Impact of Sexual Assault and Treatment Options

Aug. 27, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

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According to a Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau fiscal year 2012 report, U.S., state and local child protective services received an estimated 3.4 million referrals of children being abused or neglected. Of these child victims, 9 percent were victims of sexual abuse. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010 Summary Report identified that one in two women (44.6 percent) and one in five men (22.2 percent) experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime. Victims of sexual assault often experience a range of psychological and emotional disorders including rape trauma syndrome, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. The psychological and emotional trauma these victims experience can also manifest itself in physical reactions such as stomach aches, headaches, and back problems. Well-researched trauma-informed treatment approaches and applicable prevention methods have shown positive outcomes for reducing the impact of the abuse.

Webinar participants will:

  • Illustrate the acute and long-term consequences of sexual abuse and assault relevant to providers
  • Describe treatment considerations for both the child and adult victim
  • Identify prevention initiatives

Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Education Director
International Association of Forensic Nurses
Elkridge, Maryland

Vladimir Nacev, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified Clinical Psychologist
Senior Program Manager
Deployment Health Clinical Center
Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) August 27, 2015, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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