Sexual assault and Military Sexual Trauma are pervasive problems in the United States Armed Forces. The aftermath of sexual assault looks different for all survivors. Whether the survivor is seeking support for physical or emotional trauma related to assault, SWAN is here to connect her with the appropriate assistance.
Sexual assault is a serious issue affecting both women and men on the national scale. This is no different for members of the armed forces. These statistics can help one to better understand the magnitude of the problem of sexual assault and harassment.
If you or a loved one has experienced sexual assault, you are not alone. These resources provide services that range from peer support networks to professional counseling services. Service women who have experienced sexual assault deserve safe spaces for emotional healing and these resources can help.
Victims of sexual assault and harassment may be interested in pressing charges against their abuser, seeking legal recognition of service connection of PTSD due to MST, or in adjusting VA disability benefits due to the emotional toll of assault. Here, services specializing in these areas can be found.