Description of an early intervention to prevent substance abuse and psychopathology in recent rape victims.

@article{Resnick2005DescriptionOA,
  title={Description of an early intervention to prevent substance abuse and psychopathology in recent rape victims.},
  author={Heidi S. Resnick and Ron E Acierno and Dean G. Kilpatrick and Melissa Holmes},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={156-88}
}
Approximately 683,000 adult women are raped each year. Only one in seven of these victims report the assault to police and receive forensic exams and other professional services. For many rape victims, this may be the only professional contact with service providers; however these services are typically limited to evidence collection and prophylactic STD treatment. Yet this exam also presents a unique opportunity for a preventive intervention to help prepare women to cope with potential stress… CONTINUE READING