Focus on Ethics Video: Services and Support for Victims of Sexual Assault

Dealing with sexual assault involves a number of strategies aimed at deterring perpetrators, changing cultures that encourage sexual assault, supporting victims in their interactions with the criminal justice system, and providing treatment for their trauma. This video provides a comprehensive view of the way sexual assault in American Indian tribes is addressed by law enforcement and mental health professionals.

Video source: Office for Victims of Crime on YouTube

1. What is the relationship between alcohol and sexual assault in American Indian communities?

2. Is the problem of sexual assault peculiar to American Indian populations or is it present in other cultures?

3. What types of treatment or other services are effective for sexual assault victims?

4. Does the community have a moral and ethical responsibility to prevent sexual assault and provide legal and mental health services for victims?