sexual assault

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April 3, 2023

An app designed to support survivors of recent sexual assault showed promise in an initial study, and could be tested on college campuses next.

April 3, 2023

In a pilot clinical trial, THRIVE offered coping skills training and coaching for recent sexual assault survivors.

November 8, 2022

College athletes face unique pressures when considering whether to disclose such an event, according to a study.  

A friend provides support during a conversation.
May 4, 2022

Most services for sexual assault survivors focus on the survivor. A UW Medicine researcher is studying a new program that instead focuses on survivors’ friends, family and other supporters.

July 20, 2021

Researchers’ meta-analysis yields timeline showing symptoms frequently diminish within three months, offering hope to survivors.

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July 5, 2019

It's hard to see loved ones hurting, but sometimes even well-intentioned remarks can cause more harm for sexual assault survivors.

July 5, 2019

Well-intentioned reactions might be even more harmful than victim blame, according to a recent study.  An interview with a sexual assault survivor says this fits with her experience. 

October 5, 2018

Emily Dworkin, senior fellow in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, specializes in the mental health of sexual assault victims. 

depressed young woman
October 5, 2018

The confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice nominee accused of sexual assault have brought up a lot of negative emotions for people who have been sexually assaulted.

September 18, 2018

Emily Dworkin, a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at UW Medicine told The Daily Beast that 

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