"What I Really Need": A Conceptualization of an Exploratory Study of the Delivery of Outreach Services for Rape Victims and to Rape Victims Who Have Been Diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder
Dr. Harriet Hayes
Degree Award Date
Exploratory Study, Outreach Services, Rape Victims, Reactive Attachment Disorder
Clinical Psychology | Counseling Psychology | Psychology
This conceptualized study will seek to discern possible differences in the desired services sought by rape victims who have been previously diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder as opposed to those who haven't, and if these victims receive needed services at a different rate. Rape victims and those individuals who have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder are often misunderstood and severely stigmatized. An overview of attachment therapy as well as what rape victims currently face in regards to follow-up care will help us to understand the complexity and gravity of the situations at hand for these victims. This qualitative study will investigate how patterns of post-rape behavior and service delivery differ between rape victims with Reactive Attachment Disorder as opposed to those individuals who haven't been diagnosed with an attachment disorder. It is hoped that this information will help to enable crisis and victim services to serve as advocates and improve services to all rape victims in need.
Crosby, Alison C., ""What I Really Need": A Conceptualization of an Exploratory Study of the Delivery of Outreach Services for Rape Victims and to Rape Victims Who Have Been Diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder" (2008). Honors Projects. 176.