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Continuing Education for Health Professionals

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.

Author:
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Susan Schmid earned BA degrees in History and European Studies from George Mason University, a Master's degree in Public History from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in History from Arizona State University.

In addition to her PhD she earned a Certificate in Scholarly Publishing from ASU. Susan has served as an editor for several scholarly presses. She worked as a desktop publishing specialist for Arizona State University and taught several courses for the History Department as well as "Introduction to Scholarly Publishing" and "Scholarly Editing" for the Scholarly Publishing Program.

 



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: August 1, 2019
  • Course price: $29

Course Summary

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.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the ways in which the sexualized civilian society is reflected in the military and its effect on military life and discipline.
  • Distinguish between the DoD and VA’s guiding definitions of sexual violence and harassment in the military and discuss whether it would be more effective were they merged.
  • Explain the process for reporting incidents of sexual violence in the military (MSA) and list the barriers to such reporting.
  • Discuss the ratio of women to men in incidence of MST and compare the response of the military to reports of sexual violence.
  • Identify the mental and physical diagnoses associated with MST and list treatment options.
  • Summarize the issues and pitfalls involved in social reintegration for MST survivors.

    Instructions
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