For Mental Health Providers
The trauma of sexual violence has far-reaching effects on the mental and behavioral health of survivors. PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse disorders are among numerous challenges many survivors face in the aftermath of sexual violence. Sexual assault/abuse is the most common underlying issue faced by individuals seeking mental health services, and the resources available to professionals in meeting the needs of survivors are rapidly expanding. On this page, mental health professionals will find information and resources regarding national mental health organizations, trauma-informed care, best practices, legislation, and research. For additional information, or to suggest resources for this page, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Mental Health Providers
Mental Health Organizations
Trauma-Informed Care Resources
SAMHSA Disaster Kit: Arms disaster recovery workers with a toolkit on mental health awareness. Includes materials for responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster and in dealing with workplace stress. Also includes materials for the general public.
Grief Leadership: Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Competencies, Best Practices & Research
Core Competencies in Domestic and Sexual Violence for Helping Professionals from the Ohio Sexual Assault Task Force
Clinician Self Assessment Tool from the Ohio Sexual Assault Task Force
Introduction of Mental Health Core Competencies for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Programs from ODH, ODVN and OSATF
National Institute of Justice Webinar: The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault