Professionals who have social work careers can help sexual abuse victims
Scott Easton, an Idaho social work professor and a professional in the field, recently completed a study he has been working on that deals with metal problems that can follow traumatic experiences, specifically sexual abuse, according to the Daily Iowan.
Easton interviewed over 480 men who were victims of sexual abuse. He found that males who considered themselves to be very masculine suffered from depression, anxiety and possible suicidal thoughts after this type of trauma.
Sexual abuse can make men feel like they have lost a sense of their masculinity, he said, and seems to destroy their perceived taboo and stigma of what a man should be. Because of this, many males cannot admit that they have been sexually abused or assaulted, the news outlet reports.
According to the National Association of Social Workers, both male and female victims of sexual assault may experience short and long term problems such as a sexually transmitted disease, depression, chronic pain, social isolation and post traumatic stress disorder. Individuals who have social work careers may be able to help these individuals by providing them with the proper tools and resources.
POSTED BY: admin - April 20th, 2011 at 03:51pm ( 0 )