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Sexual Violence in the Military

Section One: Overview

1. It is believed that concerted prevention, response, and oversight efforts could reduce the number of sexual assaults while increasing victim reporting rates, quality of care, and successful offender accountability.

A. True

B. False

2. Research has found connections between sexual violence while serving in the military and diagnoses of mental health problems, including:

A. Anxiety

B. Eating disorders

C. Bipolar and personality disorders

D. All of the above

3. Military sexual violence has been linked to homelessness among female veterans.

A. True

B. False

Section Two: Understanding Sexual Violence in the Military

4. Each of the following contribute to an environment where sexual violence can occur, except:

A. An emphasis on unit cohesion and hierarchical structure.

B. Social norms that oppress and objectify women.

C. Valuing the use of power over others.

D. Fostering secrecy around individual or family matters.

Section Three: Reporting Sexual Violence in the Military

5. Each of the following is true with regard to sexual assaults, except:

A. For women and men, most assaults occur at a military installation during work or duty hours.

B. For both women and men, most assaults are committed by military coworkers, another military person or a by a military person of higher rank (for men) or a military person within the same chain of command (for women).

C. Offenders use physical force, threats to ruin reputations, threats of further physical harm to commit sexual violence against female and male service members.

D. Offenders often sexually harass and stalk women and men before the unwanted sexual contact.

6. Which of the following is a reason cited by female victims for not reporting their assault?

A. They did not want anyone to know.

B. They felt uncomfortable making the report.

C. They did not think their report would be kept confidential.

D. All of the above.

7. Although the military uses the word “confidential” in the context of sexual violence reports, its bounds are not absolute in that information that is provided by victims still might be shared with military personnel, whether the victim wants this to happen or not, even when the victim shares this information with military chaplains or legal assistance attorneys/officers.

A. True

B. False

8. Each of the following take place with a restricted report, except for:

A. There will be an investigation into the assault.

B. The victim will receive counseling.

C. The victim will receive medical treatment.

D. The victim will receive advocacy services.

9. Military nurses receive sexual assault training and are required to be certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

A. True

B. False

Section Five: Preventing Sexual Violence in the Military

10. Each of the following is a step that advocates can take when applying the spectrum of prevention, except:

A. Advocates can empower leadership to set a precedent for zero tolerance of sexual harassment and assault in their units.

B. Advocates can assist the military by encouraging models and training that bring awareness and focus toward prevention and more emphasis on making the victim responsible for their own protection.

C. It is important for advocates to be willing to challenge inappropriate stereotypes and views regarding sexual violence in the military atmosphere, and encourage military members to evaluate, critique, and change their cultural values that permit this form of violence.

D. Advocates can provide information to medical and mental health professionals concerning the relationship of sexual violence to health, which they can transfer to their patients through discussing healthy sexuality and promoting healthy behaviors.

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