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Legal Concerns

Making a Police Report With accurate information about the law and support for their feelings, many sexual assault survivors choose to report the crime and participate in a criminal case against the perpetrator. It is not an easy process for survivors, but some have found it to be helpful in their healing journeys. If you… Read more »

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Was I drugged during the assault?

Drug-facilitated sexual assault is defined as an assault wherein an offender uses an anesthetic-type drug that renders the victim physically incapacitated or helpless and unable to consent to sexual activity. In some situations a person willingly ingests drugs or alcohol and the offender takes advantage of a victim’s diminished state of mind. In other situations… Read more »

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Surviving Rape and Sexual Assault

As with any traumatic event, survivors of sexual assault or rape can experience an array of feelings and reactions in response to what they have been through (sometimes called Rape Trauma Syndrome.) These symptoms can be experienced even if the survivor does not identify what happened to her or him as “rape” or “sexual assault”…. Read more »