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Victims & Victimization

Health & Mental Health

After a crime occurs, victims may suffer from a range of physical and mental health issues. Beyond recovering from physical trauma directly resulting from a violent crime, a victim may suffer from other physical symptoms such as insomnia, appetite disturbance, lethargy, headaches, muscle tension, nausea, and decreased libido. Some types of mental health issues that may occur include post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, depression, substance abuse, panic, and social withdrawal.


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OJP Publications

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma, OVC, April 2014

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA 2005: Payment Practices, Successes, and Directions for the Future, NIJ-Sponsored, April 2014
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Multidisciplinary Response to Crime Victims with Disabilities: State-Level Replication Guide, OVC, September 2012

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report, OVC, May 2013
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Delivery and Evaluation of Sexual Assault Forensic (SAFE) Training Programs, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2014
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Questions and Answers

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
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How can I learn about effective victim service programs?
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Is technical assistance available for the implementation of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Protocol?
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