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Sexual Assault Intervention Manual, 1981

This training manual contextualized violence against women and addressed child sexual abuse, marital rape, and the same-sex rape of men. The manual combined sections on rape myths and statistics, and the impact of the trauma on survivors, with practical information on counseling, medical attention, and legal procedures. The authors included forms from the Vitullo Evidence Collection Kit—now known as the "rape kit" (invented by police sergeant Louis Vitullo). The manual contained information on its sponsoring organizations, the Rape Information and Counseling Service (Springfield, Illinois), an appendix of referral agencies, and glossary of legal terms.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

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