2 Key Terms What is Sexual Abuse? Sexual act without consent What is Incest?Sexual activity between related family membersWhat is Sexual Harassment?Unwanted sexual remarks, behavior, or touchingWhat is Sexual Assault?Force or the threats used for sexual activityWhat is Date Rape?Unwanted intercourse by someone the victim knowsWhat is the purpose of Sexual Assault & Rape?To gain power over the victim.
3 What Is Sexual Abuse?The acts can range from kissing & fondling to forced intercourse.Incest is sexual activity between non married family members.Incest usually starts out “innocently” w/hugs & kisses.Victims, especially children find it hard to admit to sexual abuse because they usually know & trust the abuser.
4 What Is Sexual Harassment? Behavior that makes your school, work, or home environment intimidating, hostile or offensive.It is most dangerous when the harasser holds a position of power over the person being harassed, such as a doctor, teacher, or boss.How Should You Respond To Sexual Harassment?Tell the harasser to stop.Report the harassment.
5 What Are Examples of Sexual Harassment? Telling unwanted sexual stories or jokesMaking sexual remarks about a person’s clothing & the way it fits on the person’s bodyStaring at a person’s body or body partsContinuously asking a person out or sending gifts, s, or love notes after they ask you to stopTouching, patting, or pinching someone in a sexual wayGetting too close to or brushing up against someoneOffering something a person needs in return for sex.SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS ILLEGAL & YOU CAN BE PROSECUTED!
6 What Are the Effects Of Sexual Assault & Rape? Physical/ emotional trauma.Injuries: bruises, cuts, broken bones.Possible pregnancy &/or STI’s.Post-traumatic stress disorder.
7 How Do You Protect Yourself From Sexual Abuse & Violence? At Home:-Keep windows/doors locked.-Don’t open doors for strangers.-Make sure you know neighbors.On Street:-Don’t be out alone, night-Be alert.-If you feel threatened yell & run to peopleBy People You Know:-Avoid hostile or disrespectful people.-Be careful about meeting people from the Internet.
8 Why Don’t People Report An Assault? Because they:Know their attackerWant to forget it happened.Are embarrassedFeel guilty & blame themselvesAre afraid of their attacker, family, friends, &/or partners
9 What Are 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Sexually Assaulted? Get away from further harm.Call 911 & then call family &/or a friendDon’t change your clothes or take a shower!Go to a hospital or a police station before going anywhere else.Seek therapy or counseling.What Are Three Consequences Of Not Reporting An Assault Right Away?You can’t seek medical care.If it is not reported, it can happen to someone else.It will be hard to prove you were assaulted.
10 Summary Describe sexual abuse. Describe why victims of sexual abuse find it difficult to admit they are being abused.State five examples of sexual harassment.Describe 3 facts about sexual assault & rapeWhat are the five things a person should do if they are sexually assaulted?Describe three ways you can protect yourself from sexual abuse & violence.