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Presented By: Janelle Knowlton, MPH
Define and Discuss Sexual Assault Define and Discuss Consent True/False Activity Statistics of Sexual Assault How can you prevent Sexual Assault Help/Resources if you have been or know someone who may have been Sexually Assaulted
Sexual violence is a complex problem & doesn’t fit into 1 box Date Rape Prostitution Hate Crime Exhibitionism Intimate Partner Violence Sexual Assault Child Abuse Exploitation Rape Voyeurism Internet Crime Incest Stalking Trafficking Sexual Harassment Statutory Rape Child Pornography Sexting
Sexual Assault: ANY UNWANTED sexual contact that stops short of rape or attempted rape. This includes sexual touching and fondling. Rape: Forced sexual intercourse (including vaginal, anal, or oral penetration). Penetration may be by a body part or an object. The exact definition of “rape,” “sexual assault,” “sexual abuse” and similar terms differs by state.
Sexual consent form Can I wear your hat?
①Men cannot be sexually assaulted ②People are usually sexually assaulted by someone they know ③Victim’s sometimes ask to be sexually assaulted by the way they dress, by getting too drunk, or by acting promiscuous and leading on the perpetrator ④ If a person goes to someone’s room or house, s/he can’t claim that s/he was raped or sexually assaulted because s/he should have known better ⑤ If a person does not scream or physically resist they were not sexually assaulted ⑥ If someone pays for dinner or a date the other person owes him/her sex ⑦ People in a relationship or married can also be sexually assaulted ⑧ Being talked into or pressured to have sex is sexual assault
Passed out girl Be aware of your surroundings — who’s out there and what’s going on. Be assertive — don’t let anyone violate your space. Know who’s on the other side of the door before you open it. Be wary of isolated spots- underground garages, offices after hours, and apartment laundry rooms. Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night. Have your key ready to use before you reach the door — home, car, or work. Never hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker. Be clear about what’s okay for you. Don’t expect your date to read your mind. Carry cash and a charged cell phone for emergencies. Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in your surroundings, leave.
Listen. Be there. Don’t be judgmental. Be patient. Remember, it takes time for someone to process and deal with the crime. Encourage them to report the rape or sexual violence to law enforcement (call 911 in most areas). If they have questions about the criminal justice process, talking with someone on the National Sexual Assault Hotline, HOPE, can help. If they are willing to seek medical attention or report the assault, offer to accompany him or her wherever s/he needs to go (hospital, police station, campus security, etc.) Encourage him or her to contact one of the hotlines, but realize that they are the only one that can make the decision to get help.
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West Virginia University, Student’s Center of Health. Sexual Assault Resources. Tips for Preventing Sexual Assault. Available at: https://well.wvu.edu/articles/tips_for_preventing_sexual_assault.https://well.wvu.edu/articles/tips_for_preventing_sexual_assault Office on Women’s Health. Sexual Assault Fact Sheet. Available at: https://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/sexual-assault.html#d. Reviewed by Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Last updated: July 16 th, https://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/sexual-assault.html#d