Because the Latino population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States and because sexual assault is a common crime, it is important to understand the mental health implications on sexually assaulted Latinas. A quantitative study on secondary data explored PTSD and depression symptoms in a sample of Latina sexual assault survivors.
Data from 79 Latina sexual assault survivors who received psychotherapy revealed that after six sessions they no longer met criteria for PTSD. Furthermore, after 6 sessions their depression rates also decreased. Latina sexual assault survivors benefit from brief treatment.
Findings in this study may help educate the Latino community on the importance of mental health services after traumatic sexual experiences.
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Psychology|
|Keywords:||Depression, Latina, PTSD, Sexual assault|
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