April 1st Starts:
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Our Nurses and Advocates will come to your venue and speak upon request.
All of our services are FREE.
For more information contact:
SART Coordinator at 951-600-4334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What is the difference between rape and sexual assault?
A: Rape: completed act of sexual violence forcefully performed against the will of another person. (Psychological force, coercion, weapons)
Sexual Assault: any unwanted sexual contact between an unwilling victim and a perpetrator that does not lead to rape. (Fondling, touching, being made to unwillingly sit on someone's lap, being poked or patted in a sexual manner, being kissed or hugged against your will)
Every 107 seconds someone is sexually assaulted in the United States
2/3 of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim
3% of men have been victim of a rape or attempted rape
15% of rape victims are under the age of 12
Q: Why do rapes happen?
A: Rape isn't a crime of sex, but of power and control. It happened because one person decided to take advantage and take control of another person.
EFFECTS OF RAPE:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Suicide (or contemplated)
Q: If I said yes at first and changed my mind is it still considered rape?
A: Consent can be withdrawn at ANY time. Even if you consented to a specific sex and once then decided not to do it again, if you are forced to do it . It is rape.
Q: If I was drunk at the time and dont remember, should I still report it?
A: YES! A person must consent to sexual acts and be an active participant. If you are too drunk to remember, you were too drunk to give consent.