What Is Sexual Assault?
Sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim.
What to do:
If you feel safe doing so:
If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call 911.
If you’re not feeling safe, reach out to someone you trust for support.
What happened was not your fault. You are not alone.
Thrive Together is here to assist you in any way we can.
How do I help someone who's experienced sexual assault?
Listen to Them
It's important victims feel heard. Allow them to tell their whole story without interrupting them.
Learn what triggers the victim and be sensitive to what additional challenges they may face.
Trauma can last a long time. It's important you walk with them in their healing journey.
Practice Self Care
When helping someone, it's important to remember to care for yourself as well.
Warning Signs of Sexual Assault
It’s not always obvious when someone you care about has been affected by sexual violence.