A survey of sexual trauma treatment provided by VA medical centers

Alina M. Suris, Lori L. Davis, T. Michael Kashner, James Arthur Gillaspy, Frederick Petty

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Abstract

In 1992 Congress mandated the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide treatment to veterans traumatized by sexual assault experienced during active military duty. A 1995 survey of how VA medical centers had responded to this mandate indicated that 51 percent of 136 centers had established a sexual trauma treatment team. Teams treated a mean±SD of 5.5±10 patients a week, and newly referred veterans waited a mean of 3.3±4 days for evaluation. Teams varied in the discipline mix of providers, training, organizational structure, services offered, and caseload. Medical centers without dedicated treatment teams offered nonspecialized services to sexually traumatized veterans or offered community referrals for sexual trauma treatment services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume49
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1998

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Suris, A. M., Davis, L. L., Kashner, T. M., Gillaspy, J. A., & Petty, F. (1998). A survey of sexual trauma treatment provided by VA medical centers. Psychiatric Services, 49(3), 382-384.

A survey of sexual trauma treatment provided by VA medical centers. / Suris, Alina M.; Davis, Lori L.; Kashner, T. Michael; Gillaspy, James Arthur; Petty, Frederick.

In: Psychiatric Services, Vol. 49, No. 3, 03.1998, p. 382-384.

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Suris, AM, Davis, LL, Kashner, TM, Gillaspy, JA & Petty, F 1998, 'A survey of sexual trauma treatment provided by VA medical centers', Psychiatric Services, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 382-384.
Suris AM, Davis LL, Kashner TM, Gillaspy JA, Petty F. A survey of sexual trauma treatment provided by VA medical centers. Psychiatric Services. 1998 Mar;49(3):382-384.
Suris, Alina M. ; Davis, Lori L. ; Kashner, T. Michael ; Gillaspy, James Arthur ; Petty, Frederick. / A survey of sexual trauma treatment provided by VA medical centers. In: Psychiatric Services. 1998 ; Vol. 49, No. 3. pp. 382-384.
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