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Supporting Student Sexual Assault Victims

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The news is filled with stories of people coming forward years later about their experiences of sexual assault. Many may question why they have taken so long to talk about what happened to them. The reality is that is not our business. Every person responds to trauma like sexual assault differently. Post-traumatic stress, anxiety about coming forward, and fear of being blamed are all realities for many victims. The fact remains that it does not matter when they come out, it’s important that they want to and it can often protect others from becoming victims.

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Exposure Therapy More Effective for Treating Sexual Trauma in Teens

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Teens that have experienced sexual assault benefit more from therapy sessions that include recounting the assault than from counseling that does not address the assault.

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