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Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse: What We See Vs. What They See

Childhood Sexual AbuseBackground: Self-blame gives childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors a sense of control and understanding, but also instills a feeling of powerlessness, creates deficiencies in coping skills and emotion regulation, and leads to increased risk for sexual assault (SA) in adulthood (Finkelhor, 1985).

However, we don’t know how CSA survivors perceive adult SA, or whether survivors’ Continue reading

Traumas, and Traumas! The Stories of College Women

As many as 85% of individuals report experiencing trauma at some point in their lifetime (Frazier et al., 2009; Smyth et al., 2008). Trauma exposure, specifically in the college population, is related to many negative consequences, such as substance use, emotional and academic issues, and dropping out of college (Banyard & Cantor, 2004; Duncan, 2000; MacFarlane et al., 2009).

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Understanding the Role of Pre-Game Drinking Motives with Sexual Assault for American and Spanish Women

SEXUAL-ASSAULT1Pre-gaming is a common drinking experience for many college students and occurs cross-culturally, with specific attention on Spain and the United States (Begona, et. al., 2012). Pre-gaming is defined as consuming alcohol before attending a social function (e.g. a party, going to the bar) (DeJong, DeRicco, & Schneider, 2010) and can be used as an event in which to binge drink. Continue reading