This unique ring-bound book provides a reproduction of the Veterans Administration (VA) Independent Study Course on Military Sexual Trauma, Assault and Harassment, Intimate Partner Violence, and Rape released in January 2004 as part of the Veterans Health Initiative.
Every day, VA clinicians care for women and men who suffer from physical and mental sequelae of sexual harassment and sexual assault which occurred during military service.
However, this problem, which has come to be known as military sexual trauma, has only recently reached the consciousness of the nation. The VHI is a comprehensive program of continuing education designed to improve recognition and treatment of health problems related to military sexual trauma, to include sexual assault and sexual harassment.
After completing this independent study, participants will be able to: Describe the VA mandate, and prevalence of military sexual trauma (MST); Describe the relevance of MST to VA clinicians; Identify the health correlates of sexual trauma; Explain the effective screening methods for MST; List the steps when responding to MST disclosure; Explain the referral process of a patient who experienced MST to mental health and social services; Describe the mental health treatment for MST; Describe the documentation requirements for MST treatment and compensation; Explain the compensation issues associated with MST; Describe the complex patient-provider relationship issues associated with MST; Identify the risk factors that could cause PTSD flares in MST survivors; Define revictimization; Assess intimate partner violence; Describe treatment of acute sexual trauma victims; and Recognize how clinicians can care for themselves and avoid burnout.
The expected outcomes of this independent study are to improve the quality of health care provided to veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma.
Ring-bound: 179 pages Publisher: Progressive Management; 1 edition (March 3, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1422008770 ISBN-13: 978-1422008775 Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds ()