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close this bookPersonal Safety in Cross-Cultural Transition (Peace Corps)
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View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsUnit one: General personal safety
Open this folder and view contentsUnit two: Rape and personal safety
Open this folder and view contentsUnit three: Volunteer workshop on handling difficult situations and peer counseling
Open this folder and view contentsHandouts for pre-departure design on general personal safety: Unit one
Open this folder and view contentsHandouts for pre-departure design on rape and personal safety: Unit two
close this folderHandouts for volunteer workshop on handling difficult situations and peer counseling: Unit three
View the documentHandout 1: Volunteers' advice to new volunteers
View the documentHandout 2: Critical incident: possible sexual overtures by host country supervisor to female PCV
View the documentHandout 3: Critical incident: Social/sexual pressure encountered by a male PVC relating to his community acceptance and identity
View the documentHandout 4: Assertiveness rights
View the documentHandout 5: Case study on AMY
View the documentHandout 6: Jack
View the documentHandout 7: Common reactions to assault
View the documentHandout 8: The awareness wheel
View the documentHandout 9: Behavior checklist non-verbal attending behavior
 

Handout 7: Common reactions to assault

The following are common reactions experienced by victims of emotional and physical assault.

VERBAL ASSAULT

anger

humiliation

frustration

fear

ROBBERY

anger

helplessness

frustration

fear of place where assault occurred, and of similar places

isolation

 

guilt

can't sleep, or wakes up and can't return to sleep

BEATING

fear

anger

nightmares

helplessness

betrayal

can't sleep

guilt, self-blame

shock, disbelief

injuries

shame,

embarrassment

general soreness

humiliation

anxiety

 

RAPE

fear

embarrassment

anxiety

helplessness

humiliation

want to forget it

guilt

anger

nightmares

self-blame

betrayal

can't sleep

shame

shock, disbelief

injuries

 

loss or appetite

general soreness

 

nausea

tension headaches

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