April 19, 2017
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CFT’s Link of the Day blog will feature a variety of posts about this issue during the month.
“Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men are victims of rape (Black et al., 2011). But all of us are impacted by sexual violence. That’s because sexual violence affects communities and society — in addition to survivors and their loved ones.”
“Every incident of child sexual abuse has been estimated to cost the victim and society at least $99,000 and estimates of the toll for every adult rape ranges from $47,000 to $60,000.”
Read “Understanding the Impact of Sexual Assult: The Nature of Traumatic Experience” by Sandra L. Bloom, M.D. This long essay on the multi-dimensional impact of sexual violence is a chapter from the book, Sexual Assault: Victimization across the Lifespan.
link suggested by Dr. Christy Sim