Not all military trauma occurs directly from combat. More and more often it is resulting from sexual assault that occurs while serving in the military. This occurs in every manner: male to female, male to male, female to male, female to female. The common denominator is a sexual experience lacking in consent. These sexual encounters result in some kind of trauma to the victim, which is compounded due to the perpetrator either being in the same unit or within the chain of command. The context and the culture of the military can make it difficult to report, seek justice, or receive treatment.
The Assignment (2–3 pages):
Explain the causes, victims, consequences, and evidence-based treatments related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Explain reasons it continues to occur. In your explanation, consider how power, privilege, and marginalization of social identity factor into MST. Finally, provide recommendations for eliminating MST all together.
Support your paper with at least 3-5 peer-reviewed scholarly articles from the Walden library, in addition to any resources provided in this course. Provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.