Discussion 1: sexual assault and sexual harassment-wk8-6411 | SOCW 6411 – Social Work in Trauma, Crisis, and Stress With Military Personnel | Walden University

 

Sexual assault is often unreported, although more is being done to support those who have been sexually assaulted and to prevent such incidents from occurring. There is no doubt that sexual assault and harassment continue in the military, and women are the primary victims. How can the military reduce the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, and what can you do as a helping professional to support victims of these crimes? For this Discussion, review this week’s resources.

Post(2 to 3 pages) 1. your recommendations to improve the awareness of sexual assault or harassment within the military. 

2. Explain what can be done to reduce the prevalence of sexual assault or harassment in the military. 

3. Explain one way you could support military servicewomen who experienced sexual assault.

4 Select one article from the Walden Library to support your response.

Be sure to support your post with specific references to the resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.

 

Required Readings

Dick, G. (2014). Social work practice with veterans. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.
Chapter 8, “Gay Individuals in the U.S. Military” (pp. 115-138)

Rubin, A., Weiss, E.L., & Coll, J.E. (2013). Handbook of military social work. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.
Chapter 3, “Women in the Military” (pp. 37-50)

Army.mil Features. (n.d.). Sexual harassment/assault response & prevention. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from http://www.army.mil/sharp

Military One Source. (2013). Sexual assault. Retrieved from http://www.militaryonesource.mil/sexual-assault

Carlson, B. E., Stromwall, L. K., & Liet, C. A. (2013). Mental health issues in recently returning women veterans: Implications for practice. Social Work, 58(2), 105–114.

NBCNews.com. (2013). Naval Academy rape case could prompt changes to military hearings. NBC News. Retrieved from http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/12/21878074-naval-academy-rape-case-could-prompt-changes-to-military-hearings?lite

Service Women’s Action Network. (2012). Rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military: Quick facts. Retrieved from http://servicewomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Final-RSASH-10.8.2012.pdf

U.S. Department of Defense: Sexual Assault and Prevention Response. (n.d.). Sexual assault prevention and response office. Retrieved March 9, 2014, from http://www.sapr.mil/

Monteith, L. L., Gerber, H. R., Brownstone, L. M., Soberay, K. A., & Bahraini, N. H. (2019). The phenomenology of military sexual trauma among male veterans. Psychology of Men & Masculinities20(1), 115–127.







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