The Sexual Trauma Adolescent Recovery (S.T.A.R.) Project
Have you been raped or sexually abused?
Do you think about what happened to you often, even when you donít want to? Do you have nightmares or trouble sleeping? Do you have trouble concentrating? Do you feel jumpy or easily startled?
Or, are you the parent or guardian of a teenage girl who has been raped or sexually abused and is experiencing these problems?
If you said yes to some of the above questions, you or your daughter may be suffering from sexual assault or abuse-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fortunately, our project may be able to help you. Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) and the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania have been working together to develop the Sexual Trauma Adolescent Recovery (S.T.A.R.) Project. The S.T.A.R. Project is a specialized counseling program, free of charge, for girls aged 13-18 who are experiencing problems after being raped or sexually abused.
For more information about the study or to find out if you are eligible to participate, contact Phoebe at 215-746-3338