Discussion: Interventions for Survivors of Sexual Trauma One in 6

Discussion: Interventions for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

One in 6 females and one in 33 males have experienced some form of sexual trauma in their lives (RAINN, 2009). Many who seek treatment present with issues unrelated to sexual trauma. Given the high percentage of sexual trauma survivors, it is very likely that you will encounter clients with such a history during your career, regardless of your specialization. Therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with a sexual trauma framework and skills specific to working with this population. While sexual trauma mostly occurs on an individual level, it also can have a significant impact on the family system. As a practitioner, you may intervene with the individual survivor, the parent(s) of a child who has been sexually abused, the spouse of a rape survivor, and/or the family system as a whole.

For this Discussion, select two types of sexual trauma from the readings this week and think about two interventions you might use for each and why.

By Day 4

Post a brief description of two types of sexual trauma. Then, describe two interventions you might use for each, and explain why you would select these interventions.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.

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