1 in 3 women will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime.  Acquaintance, date, or childhood sexual abuse composes 80-90% of sexual assault cases.  Sexual assault is defined as being forced into sexual activity that is not your choice.  Force does not have to be used to get compliance from a victim, many offenders will use intimidation, verbal or non-verbal threats, or the use or threat of use of a weapon or injury to the person.  Often, neither person defines the incident as sexual assault.  The offender may believe that, even though he/she used force, sex was desired by the victim.  The offender may believe that they were justified in using force because they believe that the victim was being a tease or a flirt.  The victim may believe that sexual assault involved only stranger assaults.  None of these beliefs ever make sex without a person’s consent okay.  The attachments below talk about healing and recovering if you have been a victim of a sexual assault.

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  • Acquaintance and Date Rape Myths & Realities View
  • Common Feelings of Victims Who Have Been S.A. View
  • Crisis Care for Sexual Assault Survivors View
  • Facts About Sexual Harassment View
  • Facts About Sexual Assault and AIDS View
  • Handling the Crisis Stage View
  • Healing Processes in Recovering from Sexual Violence View
  • Info You May Need to Know After a SA – Women View
  • Medical Concerns – Women View
  • Sexual Harassment Is Not Your Fault View
  • Was I Sexually Abused View