ERIC Number: ED131377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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A Technique for Training Paraprofessionals in Rape Crisis Counseling Procedures.
Roberts, Wesley K.; Hart, Betty K.
A four-session training workshop was conducted by Columbia College for paraprofessionals who are or plan to be engaged in rape-crisis intervention counseling. Medical aspects and treatment of rape victims were discussed along with police procedures and reports required for subsequent legal action. Workshop participants were instructed in selected counseling procedures and were allowed to practice developing their own techniques during group interaction. The workshop concluded with a session that encouraged participants to focus on their own attitudes and values concerning rape. No significant attitude modifications were observed to have changed as an immediate measurable product of workshop attendance. Participants, in general, responded to survey items in a manner similar to the philosophy on rape expressed by the National Organization for Women. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Crisis Intervention, Females, Intervention, Methods, Nonprofessional Personnel, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Descriptions, Rape, Training, Workshops
Order Department, American Psychological Association, 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (HC $5.00, MF $2.00 order number JSAS MS. 1251, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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