Josie Torielli

Best Practices

This webinar will provide an overview of best practices for those providers who work with survivors of sexual violence and/or assault. There will be an overview of trauma and exercises to help providers learn some of the best practices to best help and support clients who have survived these experiences.

An Overview of Sexual Violence, Abuse, and Assault

Adults who have experienced sexual trauma are at risk of PTSD, depression, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, alcohol and illicit drug use, suicidal behavior and suicidal threats, physical symptoms, and severe preoccupations with physical appearances (Yuan, Koss, & Stone, 2006). Children who have experienced sexual trauma are at risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicide, alcohol problems, and eating disorders (Yuan, Koss, & Stone, 2006).

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