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Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

Explore issues related to MST with these current articles, research papers and resources.

Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma

Zaleski, Kristen. (2015)

Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

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Military Sexual Trauma

Amy Street, Ph.D.
VA Boston Healthcare Syste
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 Breaking the silence of MST

Helihy, Patricia and Brugess, Ann. (2014).

 Journal of Employee Assistance. 4th Quarter, 10 – 13.

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The Invisible No More coalition seeks to ensure that the theatrical release of the film The Invisible War serves as a catalyst in creating a movement to cause lasting change in how the military handles sexual assault.  We engage with advocacy organizations, key policymakers, military leaders, and other stakeholders to raise public awareness, coordinate policy, and energize the grassroots to change military policy and behavior. Learn More
Military Sexual Trauma:  A Silent Syndrome. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. Burgess, Ann, W.; Slatterly, Donna, M.; and Herlihy, Patricia, A. (February, 2013).


 Returning Veterans Project  Treating Military Sexual Trauma - Understanding the specific aspects of military culture and circumstances unique to military sexual trauma are necessary components of programs helping survivors begin the healing process. This workshop explores unique characteristics of MST, military cultural competency, symptoms, diagnosis and co-morbidity as well as best practice in treatment and advocacy. 3.75 CEUs available.

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers  Also known as the “Trauma Guide,” was created to address the psychological and mental health needs of women veterans. The guide is also a compilation of best practices aimed at improving effectiveness in engaging female veterans. Written for service providers, the guide offers observational knowledge and concrete guidelines for modifying practices with the goal of increasing re-entry outcomes.