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Sexual Violence Awareness -- Education, Prevention and Supports

We’ve designed this library guide on Sexual Violence Awareness -- Education, Prevention and Supports as a jumping-off point for research and resources related to sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence.


Understanding Trauma /
Trauma-informed Practice

The impacts of sexual violence go beyond any physical injuries. There are psychological and emotional impacts, which can be long-lasting.

Sexual assault is very often a traumatic experience, and trauma has a neurobiological impact that affects the human brain and nervous system. The research on trauma and its impacts is growing—as is the research on recovery and healing.

The resources below explore the impacts of trauma, and the provision of trauma-informed care in various settings.

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