Sexual Assault Resources
It's not your fault. We are here to support you.
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Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact obtained by force, threats, or manipulation, or when a person is unable to consent. This can occur between intimate partners, family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti sexual violence organization: helping survivors, educating the public, improving public policy, and consulting and training.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
NSVRC provides research & tools to advocates working on the frontlines to end sexual harassment, assault, and abuse with the understanding that ending sexual violence also means ending racism, sexism, and all forms of oppression.
What to say:
"This wasn't your fault."
"I'm sorry this happened to you."
"I believe you."
"Your reaction is normal."
What NOT to say:
"Are you sure that's what happened?"
"What were you wearing?"
"You should have called the police."
Friends & Family Toolkit for Supporting a Loved One After Sexual Violence
Amnesty International in-depth article: