West Virginia: Sexual Trauma in the Military

This course fulfills the West Virginia requirement for training on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans.

Sexual trauma in the military is a reflection of our sexualized society. The DoD and the VA have formed divergent definitions of sexual violence and harassment that complicate tracking incidents across populations. Reporting an incident of sexual violence is daunting and both women and men face many barriers to a successful outcome. Military sexual trauma manifests both physically and mentally, with treatment inadequate in many cases. It can continue after discharge and for many years as a veteran.


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Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Contact hours
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Susan Walters Schmid, PhD 

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Contact hours


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