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1 Estabilizatión and Reactions of Rapes Memories. 1 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

2  While the world continues to rape victims commonly appended to their lives "before and after the rape" intense feelings of fear and helplessness persist as when she was assaulted  Imagination and recreation experience, play an important role in ensuring that victims manage to process and integrate that experience and let you stop that habituation of fear and discomfort repeated and memorized. 2 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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4  Some a s move house giving way known.  They change all references (telephone, visitors, friends, do not continue etc...)  As a result facing separations (husband, boyfriend, family, work, friends)  Rate geographical escapes, disappear.  Home of high-risk activities "seek the aggressor" loaded gun etc Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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6  When treating a rape survivor person we (all professionals involved in the different stages or intervention services) need to always be aware that the person has experienced severe trauma caused another person as:  deliberate  intentional  Persistent.. ( WOAR) Mujeres Organizadas En Contra De La Violación 6 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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8  It is important that the counselor at all times is planted; "That the victim" experience the following phases:  Extreme fear.  Inability to trust.  Afraid to express and how to express the fear that may or may not understand, especially after a few days or months of sexual assault. 8 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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10  The therapist must recognize during the sessions, this mechanism as it is quite common for people to want to avoid victims of rape situations:  - Memories, thoughts and feelings of the violation and explain, admit the persistence of feelings during therapy.  Goals from Therapist:  Report the content of evasion as a strategy that allows the victim to "hide" their short-term painful experiences. 10 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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12  Explain to the victim the mechanisms by which it is important that the painful experiences rather than avoid them, it is necessary to confront them, learn how to process the traumatic experience.  Example: avoid people places and things that remind circumstances-even in safe situations, memories of the rape, it is important to consider and validate the real situation. 12 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

13  Confront the situation.  Continue to believe (belief system)  Perpetuation of the event.  anxiety  Somatization before the event  Validate the importance of (danger symptoms memory beliefs reactions.  Extending the event (memories) 13 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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15  Develop skills for the victim to process traumatic memories, to understand the role played by imagination.  Traumatic memories (the wake).  Reduction of symptoms caused by sexual assault and rape.. 15 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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17 Explain: how this mechanism works in the process of extending the memories memories feelings in a prolonged process of post-trauma reactions. Prevent overcoming the difficulties experienced as a result of trauma. Eg:-Can you think of something you have avoided or things you have not done since the assault? Inventory (analyze) 17 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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19 … Reminding that the main cause why the rape victim survivor has sought treatment, it is precisely for having experienced physical and emotional pain 19 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

20 - It is possible that this victim involved in a lawsuit against the aggressor or rapist. - That this involved working with other professionals (researchers, police etc....). - Also trying to address the financial difficulties which the victim is unable to work etc. 20 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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22 - Maybe she is taking care of other dependents of the victim at the time she can barely take care of herself. - Perhaps this facing family rejection and strong prices for judgments, blame and harassment by people and / or community. 22 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

23 - In the first sessions is important to provide basic information about the goals of therapy and education focused on recognition of symptoms ('I am'), disorders ('I am completely crazy') distortions ('if he had done the houses so that I ') and emotions (' I feel dirty, disgusting, worthless, I feel nothing, I'm in limbo ') 23 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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25  - In the first sessions is important to provide basic information about the goals of therapy and education focused on recognition of symptoms ('I am'), disorders ('I am completely crazy') distortions ('if he had done the houses so that I ') and emotions (' I feel dirty, disgusting, worthless, I feel nothing, I'm in limbo ') 25 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

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27  traumatic event  Attempting to negation of the event  Experience of the violation.  Acceptance of the reality of the event (sexual assault and / or rape)  Cognitive state of survival.  Identification with the aggressor (in cases where the violation takes years, decades). 27 Association of Abused Women, Inc.

28  JULIA BELLO  PRESIDENT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOVACY   28 Association of Abused Women, Inc.


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