A new book by a USC professor provides historical and cultural context, along with recommended changes to policy and clinical practice, to help stem the epidemic of sexual trauma in the military.

Believed to be the first social work text to address the topic of military sexual trauma, Kristen Zaleski’s “Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma” aims to fill a gap in resources she herself noticed when she first started treating veterans.

Zaleski, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work and licensed clinical social worker, spent years working with sexual assault survivors in the civilian […]