What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim.

What to do:

Source: RAINN

If you feel safe doing so:

CALL
911

If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call 911.

FIND A
SAFE PLACE

If you’re not feeling safe, reach out to someone you trust for support.

UNDERSTAND
THIS

What happened was not your fault. You are not alone. 

REACH OUT
FOR HELP

Thrive Together is here to assist you in any way we can.

How do I help someone who's experienced sexual assault?

 

  1. Listen to Them

    • It's important victims feel heard. Allow them to tell their whole story without interrupting them.​

  2. Educate Yourself

    • Learn what triggers the victim and be sensitive to what additional challenges they may face.​

  3. Support Continually 

    • Trauma can last a long time. It's important you walk with them in their healing journey.​

  4. Practice Self Care​​

    • When helping someone, it's important to remember to care for yourself as well.​

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Warning Signs of Sexual Assault

It’s not always obvious when someone you care about has been affected by sexual violence. 

Source: RAINN

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SEXUAL ASSAULT STATISTICS

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