The presence of symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder experienced by victims of rape and sexual assault. Symptoms of the disorder may last for a year or more and the program is designed to not only offer immediate counseling but to follow up with the victim as needed.

RAPE-TRAUMA SYNDROME: "The rape-trauma syndrome was being addressed by an organized team of counselors."
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