Affiliation: Pepperdine University
- From the margins to the center: ethnic minority women and the mental health effects of sexual assaultThema Bryant-Davis
Pepperdine University, Encino, CA 91436, USA
Trauma Violence Abuse 10:330-57. 2009..Literature related to cultural beliefs, community attitudes, and perceived social support in relation to sexualized violence are also reviewed. Finally, practice, research, and policy implications are discussed...
- Surviving the storm: the role of social support and religious coping in sexual assault recovery of African American womenThema Bryant-Davis
Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, 16830 Ventura Blvd, Suite 200, Encino, CA 91436, USA
Violence Against Women 17:1601-18. 2011..Conversely, increased use of religious coping was related to greater endorsement of depression and PTSD symptoms. Counseling and research implications are explored...
- Struggling to survive: sexual assault, poverty, and mental health outcomes of African American womenThema Bryant-Davis
Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, Encino, CA 91436, USA
Am J Orthopsychiatry 80:61-70. 2010..There was no significant relationship between poverty and suicidal ideation. Counseling and research implications are discussed...
- Shattering silence: exploring barriers to disclosure for African American sexual assault survivorsShaquita Tillman
Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Trauma Violence Abuse 11:59-70. 2010..The authors provide a summary of the literature, gaps in current empirical studies, and needs for future study. Culturally relevant intervention recommendations are described. Finally, implications for sexual assault policy are provided...
- Stifled voices: barriers to help-seeking behavior for South African childhood sexual assault survivorsKimberly Smith
Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, 6100 Center Drive, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
J Child Sex Abus 19:255-74. 2010..Finally, clinical implications, culturally relevant psychotherapeutic techniques, and suggestions for future research are provided in an effort to reduce the negative mental health consequences for the victims...
- Healing Pathways: Longitudinal Effects of Religious Coping and Social Support on PTSD Symptoms in African American Sexual Assault SurvivorsThema Bryant-Davis
a Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, Encino, California, USA
J Trauma Dissociation 16:114-28. 2015..Also, it is significant to note that survivors with high PTSD at Time 1 and Time 2 endorse greater use of social support and religious coping. Clinical and research implications are explored. ..