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The Impact of Rape Culture on the Prevalence of Sexual Assault in the African American Community
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This presentation will review the evidence for psychological interventions, particularly CBT, relaxation training, and mindfulness-based approaches, for anxiety disorders and related conditions (PTSD, Hoarding Disorder, disproportionate fear of falling) in elderly people. Both traditional in person and alternative modes of delivery will be described. The presentation will also briefly discuss the role of pharmacotherapy in treating this population.

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When: 12/12/2019
12:00 pm ET
Where: 8701 Georgia Ave
Ste 412
SILVER SPRING, Maryland  20910
United States
Contact: ADAA webinars

Online registration is available until: 12/12/2019
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Resisting Myths and Reducing Shame: Understanding the Impact of Rape Culture on the Prevalence of Sexual Assault within the African American Community featuring Carmel Browne, LCSW

Thursday, December 12 at 12:00pm ET

One of the biggest barriers faced by African American female survivors who choose to disclose their abuse is a hostile environment and a tendency towards justification, particularly when the alleged offender happens to be a man of influence.  This workshop will explore those barriers and provide strategies for service providers. 

This training will focus on Rape Myths and how they support and perpetuate rape culture.  Rape Myths are those theories and ideas that are created to explain, and thus erroneously provide comfort to individuals, on how and why rape and sexual assaults occur to a certain class or type of individual as opposed to others.  Rape Myths provide a view of the world that is safe, orderly and explainable by allowing the blame for sexual assault to lie, primarily, with the victim and not with the offender.  Rape Myths therefore make it difficult to hold individuals who offend accountable for their actions. This training will explore several of the most prevalent rape myths and discuss how their continued prevalence in American culture leads to the high levels of child sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape in this United States, particularly among people of color.