Pouring Salt on the Wound: Psychologists Identify the Effects of 'Institutional Betrayal'

October 3, 2014 7:22 PM

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Women exposed to sexual assault in the military suffer more trauma-related symptoms than female veterans sexually assaulted in civilian life. Children abused only in residential care settings are more likely to have difficulties as adults than children who were abused only at home.

Those are the findings from two studies that have helped define the role of "institutional betrayal" in the experience of traumatic stress.

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