“For Survivors of Sexual Assault, New TSA Screenings Represent a Threat” from Newsweek , 11/17/10

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Could the new pat-downs and body scans again traumatize men and women recovering from an attack?

The article reports, “For women and men who have already been sexually assaulted, the new screening rules—or just the threat of these rules—present a very real danger. They can be triggering events, setting off a posttraumatic-stress reaction.”

Read the full article at:
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/11/17/tsa-screenings-worry-sexual-assault-survivors.html

Post your opinion! How can advocates help prevent retraumatization and better support survivors of domestic and sexual assault at the airport?