For Sexual Assault month, I’m going to be posting a series of posts.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call 911.
There are many types of sexual violence. Not all include physical contact between the victim and the perpetrator (person who harms someone else). Examples include sexual harassment, threats, intimidation, peeping, and taking nude photos. Other sexual violence, including unwanted touching and rape, does include physical contact.
There are many organizations and hotlines in every state and territory. These crisis centers and agencies work to stop assaults and help victims. You can find contact information for these organizations on the Violence against Women web page fromWomensHealth.gov. You can also obtain the numbers of shelters, counseling services, and legal assistance from your local phone book.
You may wish to view answers to frequently asked questions about sexual assault, or you may wish to access more information from the following agencies:
April is observed as Sexual Assault Awareness Month as a way to raise awareness about and to promote prevention of sexual violence through special events and public education.
Information about the following topics is also available:
To comment….click on the number that is next to the title of this post or click on the title of the post itself.