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TitleThe Rape Crisis Intervention Handbook [electronic resource] : A Guide for Victim Care / edited by Sharon L. McCombie
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1980
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Descript 250 p. online resource


This handbook is intended to be a comprehensive resource for those inยญ volved in providing crisis intervention to rape victims. The medical, legal, and counseling needs of the rape victim are presented to prepare helping professionals to offer sensitive and skillful assistance to women who have suffered sexual assault. The interdisciplinary thrust of the book reflects our conviction that health professionals, police, and prosecuting attorneys must share their expertise and coordinate their efforts in order to successfully meet the multiple needs of rape victims and their families. While an extenยญ sive literature on rape has developed in the past decade, to the best of our knowledge there is no single source for the practical treatment-oriented information sought by those who work directly with victims. The primary objective of this book is to offer just such a guide to service providers. The book is organized into sections that deal with a specific area of the treatment of victims. Detailed guidelines are provided for the nursing, medยญ ical, counseling, police, and legal services involved in comprehensive crisis intervention. Interdisciplinary teaming and the emotional impact of rape on service providers are discussed by authors actively involved in rape crisis work. Rape laws are explained and court preparation for victim-witnesses is carefully outlined. Of particular relevance to counselors is an overview of crisis theory and a psychodynamic perspective on rape trauma


I โ{128}ข Myths and Realities -- 1 โ{128}ข A Cultural Perspective on Rape -- 2 โ{128}ข The Rapist: Motivations for Sexual Violence -- 3 โ{128}ข Rape Typology and the Coping Behavior of Rape Victims -- II โ{128}ข The Hospital Emergency Room -- 4 โ{128}ข The Nursing Care of Rape Victims -- 5 โ{128}ข The Medical Examination: Treatment and Evidence Collection -- III โ{128}ข The Legal System -- 6 โ{128}ข The Police Investigation -- 7 โ{128}ข Rape Law and the Judicial Process -- 8 โ{128}ข The Experience of the Rape Victim in the Courtroom -- IV โ{128}ข Psychological Overview of Rape Trauma -- 9 โ{128}ข A Crisis Theory Perspective on Rape -- 10 โ{128}ข Psychodynamic and Life-Stage Considerations in the Response to Rape -- V โ{128}ข Psychological Intervention -- 11 โ{128}ข Counseling Rape Victims -- 12 โ{128}ข Counseling the Mates and Families of Rape Victims -- VI โ{128}ข Special Considerations -- 13 โ{128}ข The Child Victim -- 14 โ{128}ข The Male Counselor and the Female Rape Victim -- VII โ{128}ข Appendixes -- Appendix 1 โ{128}ข Guidelines for the Nursing Care of Rape Victims in the Emergency Unit -- Appendix 2 โ{128}ข Guidelines for the Medical Care of Rape Victims -- Appendix 3 โ{128}ข Permission for Release of Material Evidence to the Police -- Appendix 4 โ{128}ข Third-Party Rape Report -- Appendix 5 โ{128}ข Information for Patients Coping with Sexual Assault -- Appendix 6 โ{128}ข Rape Questionnaire -- Appendix 7 โ{128}ข Practical Facts and Suggestions about What to Do if Raped -- Appendix 8 โ{128}ข Safety Precautions to Avoid Assault

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