There are different acute and long-term options for individuals who have experienced sexual assault, and it can be helpful to present these resources to individuals within risk reduction and resistance education programming. Researchers have found a variety of effective treatments for individuals with sexual assault histories, particularly for those presenting with posttraumatic stress disorder, depending on their mental health presentations. However, many individuals may not be aware of these resources. Sexual assault risk reduction and resistance education programming is an excellent setting to provide individuals with these resources for themselves or to share with friends and/or family. Sexual assault risk reduction and resistance education programming could include testimonials of individuals who have used resources and treatments available, lists of available resources, and address barriers to seeking help after an assault. There is still much research to be done to provide individuals who have experienced sexual assault with comprehensive treatment, and we urge treatment developers and treatment effectiveness research to continue to address this population in need.
Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Resistance: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2018, Pages 175-193,