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Psychological effects and treatment


Preliminary evaluation of a video-based intervention for older adult victims of violence
Acierno, Ron, Rheingold, Alyssa, Resnick, Heidi and Stark-Riemer, Wendy; Journal of Traumatic Stress, Dec 2004, Vol 17 Issue 6, pp.535-541; journal article; Keywords: Reactions to crime; coping strategies; advocate based service

An examination of measures related to children’s exposure to violence for use by both practitioners and researchers
Acosta, Joie, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Racine Harris, Taria Francois, Laura J Hickman, Lisa H Jaycox and Dana Schultz; Trauma, Violence, & Abuse , 2012, Vol. 13, No 4, pp 187-197; Journal article; Keywords: Measurement; exposure; children; measures

Healing invisible wounds: why investing in trauma-informed care for children makes sense
Adams, Erica J.; Justice Policy Institute, July 2010; Research report; Keywords: Childhood trauma; juvenile detention; trauma-informed care

Psychosocial intervention for adults with crime-related PTSD
Amstadter, Amanda B, McCart, Michael R and Kenneth J Ruggiero; Professional Psychology, Research and Practice , 2007, Vol. 38, No 6, pp 640-651; Journal article; Keywords: PTSD; assessment; treatment; interventions; CPT; PE; SIT

Gender, social support and PTSD in victims of violent crime
Andrews, Bernice, Brewin, Chris, and Rose, Suzanna; Journal of Traumatic Stress Volume 16, Number 4, August 2003, pp. 421-427; Journal article; Keywords: PTSD; gender and symptoms; women's PTSD risk

PTSD and depression following armed robbery: patterns of appearance and impact on absenteeism and use of health care services
Belleville, Genevieve, Andre Marchand, Marie-Helene St-Hilaire, Melissa Martin and Cidalia Silva; Journal of Traumatic Stress, August 2012, Vol 25, pp 405-468; Journal article; Keywords: Armed robbery; employees; PTSD; post-traumatic stress disorder; major depressive disorder

Exploring the female specific risk to partial and full PTSD following physical assault
Betts, Kim Steven, Gail M. Williams, Jacob M. Najman, and Rosa Alati; Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2013, Vol. 26, pp 86-93; Journal article; Keywords: Trauma; PTSD; exposure; longitudinal study

Characteristics and psychosocial needs of victims of violent crime identified at a public-sector hospital: data from a large clinical trial
Boccellari, Alicia, Alvidrez, Jennifer, Shumway, Martha, Kelly, Vanessa, Merrill, Gregory, Gelb, Michael, Smart, Sharon, and Robert L Okin; General Hospital Psychiatry , 2007, Vol. 29, pp 236-243; Journal article; Keywords: Posttraumatic stress; psychosocial; needs; trauma.

Assessing experiences and responses of crime victims
Carlson, Eve, and Dutton, Mary Ann; Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2003, pp. 133-148; Journal article; Keywords: PTSD; responses of crime victims; therapeutic assessments; traumatic grief; dissociation; assessing crime victims

Treating sibling abuse families
Caffaro, John V., and Allison Conn-Caffaro; Aggression and Violent Behavior, 2005, Vol. 10, Issue 5, p604-623; Keywords: siblings; abuse; families; children.

Depression, anxiety and symptom profiles among female and male victims of sexual violence
Choudhary, Ekta, Merideth Smith and Robert M. Bossarte; American Journal of Men’s Health, 2012, Vol 6, No 28, pp 28-36; Journal article; Keywords: Sexual assault; depression; anxiety; mental health; male victims

Impact of childhood abuse: biopsychosocial pathways through which adult mental health is compromised
Coates, Dominiek; Australian Social Work, 2010, Vol 63, No. 4, pp 391-403; Journal article; Keywords: Child abuse; sexual assault; biopsychosocial model; trauma 

Psychological assistance to victims throughout difficult trials
Combalbert, Nicholas and Vitry, Michele; International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (2007) 30 p467-471; Journal article; Keywords: France; psychological assistance; psychological assistance during trials.

Factors associated with chronicity in posttraumatic stress disorder: A prospective analysis of a national sample of women
Cougle, Jesse R.; Psychological Trauma Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, January 2013, Vol 5, No 1, pp 43-49; Keywords: PTSD; posttraumatic stress disorder; chronicity; risk factors

A brief introduction to the need for an incident recovery
Devilly, Grant; Victims of Crime working Together to Improve Services conference, Adelaide May 2000; Conference paper; Keywords: Mental health issues; PTSD; psychological assistance; clinical intervention

Acute stress disorder as a predictor of post-traumatic stress disorder in physical assault victims
Elklit, Ask and Ole Brink; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, June 2004, Vol. 19, No. 8, pp 709-726; Journal article; Keywords: Acute stress disorder; PTSD; post traumatic stress disorder; physical assault; trauma

The impact of childhood sexual abuse on psychological distress among women in New Zealand
Flett, Ross A., Nikolaos Kazantzis, Nigel R. Long, Carol MacDonald, Michelle Millar, Bronwyn Clark, Howard Edwards and Alexandra M. Petrik; Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, February 2012, Vol 25, Issue 1, pp 25-32; Journal article; keywords: Childhood sexual abuse; impact; trauma; treatment; PTSD       

Persons with developmental disability exposed to interpersonal violence and crime: approaches for intervention
Focht-New, Ginny, Barol, Beth, Clements, Paul T, Milliken, Tammi F; Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. Philadelphia: Apr 2008. Vol. 44, Iss. 2; pg. 89, 10 pgs; Journal article; Keywords: Disability; trauma; developmental disability; psychotherapeutic interventions

Introduction to group interventions for trauma survivors
Foy, David W, Cynthia B Eriksson and Gary A Trice; Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice , 2001, Vol. 5, No 4, pp 246-251.; Journal article; Keywords: Group therapy; supportive group; psychodynamic; cognitive behaviour.

Understanding the relationship between crime victimisation and mental health: A longitudinal analysis of population data
Freeman, Karen and Nadine Smith; Crime and Justice Bulletin, BOCSAR, May 2014, Number 177; Crime and Justice Bulletin, BOCSAR, May 2014, Number 177, pp1-16; Keywords: Victimisation; violent crime; property crime; longitudinal study; mental health; HILDA

Adult survivors of childhood abuse: an analysis of coping mechanisms used for stressful childhood memories and current stressors
Futa, Kristine T, Nash, Cindy L, Hansen, David J and Calvin P Garbin; Journal of Family Violence , August 2003, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp 227-239; Journal article; Keywords: Coping strategies; childhood abuse; sexual abuse; adult survivors.

Gender differences and posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of trauma type and frequency of exposure
Gehrke, Anne and John M. Violanti; Traumatology, September 2006, Vol. 12, No 3, pp 229-235; Journal article; Keywords: Trauma; PTSD; risk; gender differences

Working with trauma: the problem of trust in human service organisations
Gibson, Kerry; Pearce, Zoe J (Ed.) Appreciating Relationships: Continuity and Change; Conference Proceedings; The 8th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group. Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society, 2008: 20-26.; Book chapter; Keywords: Trauma; vicarious trauma; service workers health

Children exposed to intimate partner violence and the reported effects of psychosocial interventions
Grip, Karin K., Kyerstin Almqvist, Ulf Axberg and Anders G. Broberg; Violence and Victims, August 2013, Vol. 28, No 4, pp 635-655; Journal article; Keywords: Intimate partner violence; IPV: outcome research; children; group therapy

Intimate partner violence: a significant risk factor for female suicide
Guggisberg, Marika; Women Against Violence , 2008, Vol. 20, pp 9-17; Journal article; Keywords: Domestic violence; domestic abuse; IPV; intimate partner violence; suicide

Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder in adults with severe mental illness: A critical review
Grubaugh, Anouk L., Heidi M. Zinzow, Lisa Paul, Leonard E. Egede, and B. Christopher Frueh; Clinical Psychology Review, 2011, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp883-899; Journal article; Keywords: PTSD; trauma: severe mental illness; SMI; psychotic.       

Screening and assessment of crime victimisation and its effects
Hanson, Rochelle F., and Shannon Self-Brown; Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol 23, No 2, April 2010, pp207-214; Journal article; Keywords: Victimisation assessment; screening; PTSD; questionnaires

Psychological, psychiatric and behavioural outcomes for people with an intellectual disability who are victims of crime
Hayes, Susan; Interaction (Canberra), v.22, no.4, 2009, pp.20-28; Journal article; Keywords: Intellectual disability; ID: compensation; disabled victims; psychological outcomes

Interventions for trauma-related emotional disturbances in adult victims of crime
Hembree, Elizabeth, and Foa, Edna; Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2003, pp. 187-199; Journal article; Keywords: Trauma; PTSD; posttraumatic stress disorder; exposure therapy; cognitive therapy; stress inoculation training; multicultural issues.

The mental health of crime victims: Impact of legal intervention
Herman, Judith; Journal of Traumatic Stress Vol 16 No 2 April 2003, pp 159-166; Journal article; Keywords: Justice; criminal justice system; mental health; retraumatisation; victim participation

Victims' response to trauma and implications for interventions: A selected review and synthesis of the literature
Hill, James; Report prepared for the Department of Justice Canada Nov 2003; Research report; Keywords: Psychological effects and treatment

Victimization, resilience, and meaning-making: moving forward in strength
Hill, James; Victims of Crime Research Digest, Issue No.2, 2009, Department of Justice Canada p3-9.; Research report; Keywords: Coping strategies; resilience; victimhood; support

Trial of interpersonal counselling after major physical trauma
Holmes, Alex, Gene Hodgins, Sarah Adey, Shelly Menzel, Peter Danna, Thomas Kossmann and Fiona Judd; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Nov 2007, Vol 41, No 11,pp 926-933; Journal article; Keywords: Counselling; interpersonal; IPC; trauma; morbidity       

Mental health consequences of childhood physical abuse in Chinese populations: a meta-analysis
Edwards, Katie M.; Trauma, Violence & Abuse; published online before print December 2014; p1-15; Journal article; Keywords: Domestic violence; criminal justice system; reporting police; intimate partner abuse; intimate partner violence

Alcohol-involved assault and the course of PTSD in female crime victims
Kaysen, D., Lindgren, K., Lee, C., Lewis, M., Fossos, N., and Atkins, D.; Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol 23, No 4, August 2010, pp 323-527; Journal article; Keywords: PTSD; alcohol; female victims; impact; symptoms

Early interventions for PTSD: a review
Kearns, Megan C., Kerry J. Ressler, Doug Zatzick and Barbara Olasov Rothbaum; Depression and Anxiety , October 2012, Vol. 29, No. 10, pp 833-842; Journal article; Keywords: Early intervention; PTSD; risk factors; CBT; Psychological Debriefing
Outreach, engagement, and practical assistance: Essential aspects of PTSD care for urban victims of violent crime
Kelly, Vanessa, Merrill, Gregory, Shumway, Martha, Alvidrez, Jennifer, and Alicia Boccellari; Trauma, Violence, & Abuse; Vol 11, No. 3, pp144-156, 2010; Journal article; Keywords: PTSD; mental health; barriers accessing services; urban crime; engagement; service delivery; psychosocial; integrated services

Human agency revisited: the paradoxical experiences of victims of crime
Kenney, J.Scott; International Review of Victimology, Nov 2014, Vol. 11, No. 2-3, pp. 225-257; Journal article; Keywords: Family victims; homicide victims; coping strategies; agency; victimisation; grief

Mental health needs of crime victims: Epidemiology and outcomes
Kilpatrick, Dean and Acierno, Ron; Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol 16 No 2 April 2003 pp. 119-132; Journal article; Keywords: Mental health; risk factors; epidemiological estimates; posttraumatic stress disorder; PTSD; depression; substance abuse; panic

Employment status and posttraumatic stress disorder following compensation seeking in victims of violence
Kunst, Maarten J.J.; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, January 2011, Vol. 26, No 2, pp 377-393; Journal article; Keywords: PTSD; mental health; violence exposure; compensation

Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder among victims of violence applying for state compensation
Kunst, Maarten, Frans Willem Winkey and Stefan Bogaerts; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, September 2010, Vol. 25, No 9, pp 1631-1654; Keywords: PTSD; mental health; violence exposure; compensation.      

Posttraumatic growth moderates the association between violent revictimization and persisting PTSD symptoms in victims of interpersonal violence: A six-month follow-up study
Kunst, M. J. J., Winkel, F. W. and Bogaerts, S.; Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2010, pp. 527-545; Journal article; Keywords: Posttraumatic stress disorder; PTSD; revictimisation; interpersonal violence

A population based study examining the impact of interpersonal violence victimisation on mental health
Meuleners, Lynn, Hendrie, Delia and Lee, Andy; Curtin University of Technology, 2007 Criminology Research Council grant; (35/05-06); Research report; Keywords: Interpersonal violence; data linkage; mental illness; health system costs

Developing culturally responsive evidence-based practice: a game-based group therapy program for child sexual abuse (CSA)
Miserull, Justin R. and Craig Springer; Journal of Child and Family Studies, January 2013, Vol. 22, Issue1, pp 137-149; Journal article; Keywords: Behavioural therapy; children; child sexual abuse; group therapy; evidence based practice

Posttraumatic growth: helping clients overcome trauma
Moran, Sena, Eileen Burker and Judy Schmidt; Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 2012, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp 12-20; Journal article; Keywords: Posttraumatic stress disorder; PTSD; posttraumatic growth; PTG; narrative therapy; coping strategies; exposure therapy; journaling

Disclosure and social acknowledgement as predictors of recovery from posttraumatic stress: a longitudinal study in crime victims
Mueller, Julia, Hanspeter Moergeli and Andreas Macreker; The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, March 2008, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp 160-168; Journal article; Germany; Keywords: PTSD; posttraumatic stress disorder; disclosure; social acknowledgement      

Mental health service utilization by victims of crime
New, Michelle and Berliner, Lucy; Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2000, Vol. 13, No. 4; Journal article; Keywords: Compensation; mental health; PTSD; sexual assault

A developmental framework for enhancing resiliency in adult survivors of childhood abuse
Orbke, Samantha and Heather L. Smith; International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, March 2013, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp46-56; Journal article; Keywords: Resilience; strategies; therapeutic; trauma; development 

Posttraumatic anger in crime victims: Directed at the perpetrator and at the self
Orth, Ulrich and Maercker, Andreas; Journal of Traumatic Stress, April 2009. Vol. 22 Iss. 2, pp.158-161; Journal article; Keywords: Posttraumatic stress disorder; PTSD; anger

Feelings of revenge, retaliation motive, and posttraumatic stress reactions in crime victims
Orth, Ulrich, Montada, Leo and Andreas Maeroker; Journal of Interpersonal Violence; Vol 21, No.2, Feb 2006, pp 229-243; Journal article; Keywords: Psychological effects; PTSD; revenge; retaliation; stress

Anger and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in crime victims: a longitudinal analysis
Orth, Ulrich, Davis, Cahill, Shawn P., Foa, Edna B., and Andreas Maercker; Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2008, Vol. 76, No. 2, 208-218; Journal article; Keywords: Trauma; posttraumatic stress disorder; PTSD; anger

Legal events as predictors of posttraumatic stress in injured trauma survivors
Osenbach, Janyce E, Stubbs, Jennifer, Wang, Jin, Russo, Joan, and Zatzick, Douglas; Psychiatry. New York: Spring 2009. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; pg. 70, 9 pgs; Journal article; Keywords: PTSD; posttraumatic stress disorder; trauma; stressful life events; legal events; participation

Modeling the mental health effects of victimization among homeless persons
Perron, Brian Edward, Alexander-Eitzman, Ben,. Gillespie, David F, and David Pollio; Social Science & Medicine 67 (2008) 1475-1479; Keywords: Homeless; mental health; victimisation; safety; depression; mentally ill

Mental health symptoms among male victims of partner violence
Prospero, Moises; American Journal of Mens Health, Dec 2007, Vol 1, No 4, pp 269-277; Journal article; Keywords: Male victims; intimate partner violence; IPV; mental health; domestic violence

Interventions to reduce distress in adult victims of rape and sexual violence: a systematic review
Regehr, Cheryl, Ramona Alaggia, Jane Dennis, Annabel Pitts and Michael Saini; Research on Social Work Practice; May 2013; Vol 23; No 3; pp 257-265; Journal article; Keywords: Psychological; sexual assault; rape; sexual abuse; PTSD: EMDR; CPT; PE; and SIT

Crisis intervention with victims of violent crimes
Roberts, Albert R. and Green, Diane; Victims of Crime ed Robert Davis, Arthur Lurigio and Susan Herman. 3 rd edition, Sage Publications, 2007 pp255-265; Book chapter; Keywords: Support; initial impact; stress management; service providers; victims needs

Seeking psychosocial care after interpersonal violence: An integrative model
Schreiber, Viola, Renneberg, Babette, Maercker, Andreas; Violence and Victims, New York, 2009, Vol. 24, Iss. 3; p. 322.; Journal article; Keywords: Trauma; mental health; help-seeking; psychosocial care

Women's experiences of victimization and survival
Severson, Margaret, Postmus, Judy L, and Berry, Marianne; Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare Jun2009, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p145-167; Journal article; Keywords: Victimisation; women; mental health; outcomes; experiences; services

Clinical forensic medicine - management of crime victims from trauma to trial
Sharma, B.R; Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine (2003), Vol 10 p267-273; Journal article; Keywords: Trauma; forensic medicine; continuity of care

Gender differences in depression and anxiety among victims of intimate partner violence: The moderating effect of shame proneness
Shorey, Ryan C., Amanda E. Sherman, Aaron J. Kivisto, Sara R. Elkins, Deborah L. Rhatigan and Todd M. Moore; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, June 2011, Vol 26, No 9,pp 1834-1850; Keywords: Intimate partner violence; IPV; shame; abuse

Whispering to horses: Childhood sexual abuse, depression and the efficacy of equine facilitated therapy
Signal, Tania, Nik Taylor, Helena Botros, Kathryn Prentice and Kathryn Lazarus; Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, May 2013, No 5(1), pp 24-32; Journal article; Keywords: Equine facilitated therapy; EFT; child sexual abuse; depression

The efficacy of victim services programs: Alleviating the psychological suffering of crime victims?
Sims, Barbara, Yost, Berwood, and Abbott, Christina; Criminal Justice Policy Review, Dec 2006; vol. 17: pp. 387-406; Journal article; Keywords: Psychological suffering; criminal justice system; crisis intervention.

Effects of violence on transgender people
Testa, Rylan J., Sciacca, Laura M., Wang, Florence, Hendricks, Michael L., Goldblum, Peter, Bradford, Judith, and Bruce Bongar; Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Oct 2012, Vol 43(5). Pp 452-459; Journal article; Keywords: Transgender; psychological treatment; violence.

A pilot study of a weekend retreat intervention for family survivors of homicide
Tuck, Inez, Beverly Baliko, Christine M. Schubert an Lorraine Anderson; Western Journal of Nursing Research, October 2012, Volume 34, No. 6, pp766-794; Journal article; Keywords: Homicide; family survivors; forgiveness; retreat; holistic; well-being.

Encouraging legal help seeking for victims of intimate partner violence: the therapeutic effects of the civil protection order
Wright, Caroline Vaile and Dawn M Johnson; Journal of Traumatic Stress, December 2012, Vol. 25, pp675-681; Journal article; Keywords: Civil protection orders; PTSD; intimate partner violence; IPV; domestic violence; revictimisation

The role of perceived social support in crime victimization
Yap, Marie B.H. and Devilly, Grant J; Clinical Psychology Review 24 (2004) 1-4; Journal article; Keywords: Trauma; social support; stress; victimisation

Managing victim status in group therapy for men: A discourse analysis
Zverina, Michaela, Henderikus J. Stam and Robbie Babins-Wagner; Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011, Vol.26, No. 14, pp2834-2855; Journal article; Keywords: Intimate partner violence; intimate partner abuse; IPA; male abuse; resistance; discourse analysis