- Help us feel comfortable and safe.
- Involve using “I feel…” and “I will…” statements.
- If a boundary is not listened to, the consequences initially stated in your “I will…” statement are followed through on.
- Involve flexible and firm boundaries.
- Help protect information that you do not want others to know about.
Although practicing healthy boundaries can be a protective factor against sexual violence, please know that if you are sexually assaulted, it is never your fault. Sexual violence is always the responsibility of the perpetrator.
For more information on healthy boundaries, click: Intact Boundaries- Healthy vs. Unhealthy
August 9, 2018 at 8:09 pm
Does the center offer self-defense classes? Could it? It would be nice if a self-defense class be taught at t the center and it be a mandatorily taught class for middle schools, high schools, colleges…offer through the sexual assault center? Just a thought.
August 22, 2018 at 11:46 am
First, thank you for your recent inquiry on our website. The center does not offer self-defense classes. However, we would be more than happy to refer you to agencies in the area that would provide such a class. In the past and when we have had an increase in interest for self-defense classes, we have worked with members of the community to provide a class just for these interested survivors. However, we do not currently have such an interest.
We hope this helps answer your question. Please let us know if you would be interested in a referral, if you know of other survivors who would also be interested, or if you would like us to keep your information and contact you if we gain an increased interest in the future.