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Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence

What Should I do?

If sexual assault happens to you, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. You are not alone. There is an advocate available to talk to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week (800-489-7273).

  • Find a safe environment. Ask a friend to stay with you for support.
  • Call an advocate for information and support
  • If you feel comfortable doing so, call the police and report the rape.

    Preserve evidence of the attack in a paper bag
    Do not bathe or brush your teeth
    Write down all of the details that you can remember about what happened

  • Go to the Hospital and get examined for any needed medical attention.
  • Go to the Hospital for a Rape Kit Exam. Even if you are not planning on reporting, you can still get the exam and get tested for STD’s and pregnancy.
  • Recognize that healing from this traumatic assault can take time. Give yourself the time and care you need.