Sexual Assault/Abuse


What is Sexual Assault?

What is Sexual Assault?

There are many misconceptions about what exactly this term means, when it is actually pretty clear cut: it all comes down to consent!

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Myths and Facts about Sexual Assault

Myths and Facts about Sexual Assault

Our culture is full of myths about sexual assault that often lead to victim blaming.

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Sexual Assault Statistics

Sexual Assault Statistics

Sexual Assault is widespread and impacts more individuals than many want to believe. Every TWO minutes an American is Sexually Assaulted! (RAINN.org)

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Types of Sexual Assault

Types of Sexual Assault

The majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows, such as in the case of intimate partner sexual violence or acquaintance rape.

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Texas Laws regarding Sexual Assault

Texas Laws regarding Sexual Assault

Here is a very brief explanation of the laws regarding sexual assault in the state of Texas

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Victim Rights & Legal Resources for Survivors

Victim Rights & Legal Resources for Survivors

You have rights and there are legal resources to protect you!

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Should I file a police report?

Should I file a police report?

The decision to file a police report is completely your choice!

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The Forensic Medical Exam

The Forensic Medical Exam

If it has been less than a week since a sexual assault, you can choose to have a forensic medical exam. This is also referred to as a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) or Rape Exam.

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What happens after I file a police report?

What happens after I file a police report?

Whether you are making the decision to report or recently filed a report, knowing the process can provide some sense of control and help you advocate for your rights.

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Common Reactions to Sexual Assault

Common Reactions to Sexual Assault

There is no one way to react after a sexual assault. Everyone is different and every circumstance is different. Despite that, there are some common reactions.

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Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Here are additional resources for more information about intimate partner violence.

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The Recovery Process

The Recovery Process

While each individual recovery process will be different, there are some commonalities.

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I am an adult but I was sexually abused as a child

I am an adult but I was sexually abused as a child

Just as I have said previously, there is no one reaction to child sexual abuse, but there are some very common feelings and experiences. Reading about these and talking to people who truly understand can be very validating!

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My child has been sexually abused

My child has been sexually abused

The most terrifying experience for any parent is to learn that your child has been hurt! Learning that your child has been sexually abused brings with it a flood of emotions and questions.

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Rape Culture

Rape Culture

In many countries, including the U.S., sexual coercion and aggression is seen as a given. Women are expected to control sexual interactions as "gate keepers" and are held responsible for men's sexual desires. This dynamic results in women being blamed for sexual assault.

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The Intersection of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, and Sexual Assault

The Intersection of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, and Sexual Assault

Many do not realize the common co-occurrence and interplay of these forms of abuse and control.

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Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Here are other helpful sites with information about sexual assault or sexual abuse.

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