Neurobiology, sexual violence, and Empowerment Self-Defense: Annotated Bibliography

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I prepared this annotated bibliography as part of my research for Professor Jessica Black's class at Boston College School of Social Work and to inform several professional projects. This is only a fraction of the evidence base describing what we know about prevention of sexual violence and the neurobiological impact of interpersonal trauma.

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Annotated Bibliography

3: Neurobiology of sexual trauma: Resilience, recovery, and Empowerment Self-Defense

The third of three PowerPoints translating my research on the intersection of Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD), the neurobiology of stress and resilience, and social work.

This slide-show describes how and why ESD is beneficial to survivors of sexual violence, and suggests avenues for future inquiry. Of particular interest to ESD instructors, survivors, and those who serve survivors is emerging evidence about the efficacy of mind-body interventions to treat post-traumatic stress.

2: Neurobiology of sexual trauma: Trauma response, post-traumatic stress, and Empowerment Self-Defense

The second of three PowerPoints translating my research on the intersection of Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD), the neurobiology of stress and resilience, and social work.

This slide-show provides an introduction to the neurobiological mechanisms of traumatic stress. There are many multi-media links embedded in the presentation. ESD instructors, trauma survivors, social workers and others should be interested in our growing knowledge about the effects of trauma on the brain and body.