Surviving Sexual Assault: How Self-Compassion Impacts Emotions, Identity, and Empowerment

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Dr. Ashley Allen, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Although measured as a trait characteristic, self-compassion can also be induced to help vulnerable populations cope with traumatic events. Two studies investigated whether inducing self-compassion would impact the emotional well-being and perceived identity of women following a sexual assault. Results showed that leading women through a short self-compassion induction or a more involved self-compassion support group resulted in more positive outcomes compared to control groups.

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UNCP Research and Creativity Showcase
Language: English
Date: 2017
Women, Sexual Assault, Traumatic Events, Emotional Well-Being, Identity, Self-Compassion, Empowerment, Faculty Research, Poster Presentations, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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