On your piece of paper write the names of the 4 most important women in your life!
SEXUAL ASSAULT: Anytime anyone does anything of a sexual nature without having their consent.
When you hear the word rape what do you picture??
REALITY Four out of five times when a woman is raped, it is by someone she knows. It could be an acquaintance, friend, date, or significant other. The average length of time she has known him is one year. 85% of the time it is a familiar sexual assault.
What do you think? In all reality some women are “asking” to be sexually assaulted… A. Agree B. Disagree
Women and girls of all ages, classes, culture, ability, sexuality, race and faith are raped. Attractiveness and attire has little significance. Reports show that there is great diversity in the way targeted women act or dress. Rapists choose women based on their vulnerability not their physical appearance.
Sequence to a Nice Guy Sexual Assault Targeting Testing Separation Pushes for Score
Have you ever witnessed this sequence to a sexual assault? A. Yes B. No
What is consent??? Consent Coercion Force MutualSelf-Centered Intimidate WelcomedPressured Threatened DesirableDeceptive Fearful Stephen M. Thompson
What is Sexual Assault? Definitions we all need to know and understand...
CONSENT Sexual activity requires consent, which is defined as clear, unambiguous, and voluntary agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity. Consent must be clear and unambiguous for each participant throughout any sexual encounter. Consent cannot be obtained from someone who is asleep or otherwise mentally or physically incapacitated, whether due to alcohol, drugs, or some other condition. Consent cannot be obtained by fraud, threat, coercion, or force. Agreement given under such conditions does not constitute consent. Consent to some sexual acts does not imply consent to others, nor does past consent to a given act imply ongoing or future consent. Consent can be revoked at any time.
Belief of Consent... The perpetrator's honest, but unreasonable, belief that the victim has consented does not constitute consent. The use of alcohol or other drugs will never function as a defense to a violation of this policy. The sexual orientation and/or gender identity of the individuals engaging in sexual activity is not relevant to allegations under this policy. For reference to the pertinent state statues on sex offenses, please see Georgia Statues in section 16-6.
What happens at UWG when a student reports sexual assault or partner violence to an RA? Freshman student, Susie comes in intoxicated from a party. Because she is sick and acting upset her roommate goes to the RA reluctantly. The roommate tells the RA that while they were at a party in an apartment, Susie went back into a bedroom with a guy they both know and he forced her to have sex. Now what????
Immediate Situation Cases like Susie’s require immediate attention. With her permission the following should occur: University Police contacted to take or meet student and at Health Services accompanied by roommate/friend, RD or HRL Director on duty Will be met at Health Services by certified SANE, either physician or nurse practitioner & patient/victim advocate
What to do immediately? Psychologically: Listen and do NOT judge or question Physically: Keep dressed, do NOT change clothes or shower, wash face or brush teeth if there was oral contact – important for forensic evidence
Personal control... Susie, although possibly intoxicated has patient rights and will be able to make her own decisions in regard to whether to report her violation for possible criminal charges. Her personal safety and medical condition will remain the number one priority. Parents or family will only be contacted with her permission. Patient Advocates will support her emotional/psychological needs.
What happens at the Health Center? SANE exam to collect evidence that will be secured in a “Rape Kit” and stored with University Police
UWG Resources Campus Police 678-839-6000 Health Services 678-839-6452 Counseling and Career Development 678-836-6428
Most sexual assaults are reported… A.Agree B.Disagree
Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes; researchers estimate that 50–90% of sexual assault cases go unreported.
If a survivor comes to you… BELIEVE HER! The single most important factor in a woman’s recovery is whether she is believed or not. According to the FBI only 6% of reported rapes are false. False accusation rate is the same as other crimes.
If a survivor comes to you… Do not engage in violence Listen Realize your limitations
If I think a sexual assault is going to occur I will…
The Bystander Intervention Playbook From the University of Vermont Defensive Split – Step in and separate two people. Let them know your concerns and reasons for intervening. Be a friend and let them know you are acting in their best interest. Make sure each person makes it home safely Pick and Roll – Use a distraction to redirect the focus somewhere else: “Hey, I need to talk to you.” or “Hey, this party is lame. Let’s go somewhere else.” The Option – Evaluate the situation and people involved to determine your best move. You could directly intervene yourself, or alert friends of each person to come in and help. If the person reacts badly, try a different approach. Full Court Press – Recruit the help of friends of both people to step in as a group. Fumblerooski – Divert the attention of one person away from the other person. Have someone standing by to redirect the other person’s focus (see Pick and Roll). Commit a party foul (i.e. spilling your drink) if you need to.
Rape is the fastest growing violent crime in the U.S. College age women are 4x more likely to be sexually assaulted than any other age group. 1/3 of sexual assaults that happen are to 1 st year students.
1 in 4 women will be the victim of a sexual assault. 1 in 6 men will be the victim of a sexual assault. IF YOU AREN’T WILLING TO STAND UP AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE UP?