Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Wilderness therapy with adult female sexual assault victims: A grant proposal project
by Hernandez, Benigna E., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 87; 1589622
Abstract (Summary)

In the United States, over 22 million women have been raped in their lifetime. Each year in the United States, over 1.27 million women are raped. The impact of sexual assault (SA) is multi-fold. Sexual assault has a detrimental impact on victims' mental and physical health and spiritual belief system. Sexual assault victims seek mental health treatment for their mental health symptoms. Extensive research has documented a number of therapies and modalities utilized to assist victims. Innovative approaches are needed that will expand mental health practitioners' skills set in supporting and alleviating SA victims' psychological and emotional symptoms. One modality that has scarcely been explored is Wilderness Therapy (WT). A WT program is proposed for adult female SA victims. The S. Mark Taper Foundation was selected as a potential funding source and the Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) will be the host agency for the proposed program.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Washington, Thomas A.
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Chambers, Ruth M.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Grant proposal, Mental health, Sexual assault, Sexual trauma, Wilderness therapy, Women of color
Publication Number: 1589622
ISBN: 978-1-321-77597-6
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