Imagine sending your teenage daughter out on what she anticipates to be a fun, carefree date with a friend, new crush, or boyfriend only to receive her home confused, emotionally bruised and sexually assaulted. Date and acquaintance rape doesn’t always leave visible signs or scars, and it isn’t… Read More
Sexual Assault Awareness
If your child is sexually assaulted or raped:
- Talk openly with your child and listen empathetically. Say: 'I believe you.'
- Call a rape crisis hotline to be directed to a local expert medical provider.
- Consider a SANE exam to preserve evidence. Decide if you want the police present (you can call police later).
- Consult with an attorney that specializes in sexual assault to learn about your rights, and the process if you press charges.
- Find an experienced counselor who can help your child, and you.
These are the facts...
44% of all sexual assault and rape victims are under age 18 with 15% under the age of 12. Girls ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. A startling 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker. 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police and 98% of rapists will NEVER spend a single day in jail.
The medical and legal process that occurs after someone has been a victim of sexual violence can often be intimidating and frightening – sometimes causing victims to withdraw from the process completely, and often resulting in under-reporting and lower prosecution rates for these crimes. For someone who has… Read More
Sexual perpetrators are more likely to use alcohol to subdue their sexual assault victims than guns, threats and fists, according to The Gazette. The issue of alcohol abuse and its role in sex crimes, particularly in the military, has caused the Department of Defense to redefine and label… Read More
“I feel like I finally know who I am. Like I’ve grown wings.” This is what one of the s (SAVA) clients had to say about the help they received. SAVA is a Colorado-based organization that focuses on crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for people who have been… Read More
Check the news any day of the week and you’ll likely find a story about someone being prosecuted and sentenced for sexual assault. It’s sadly commonplace in our society to read stories of justice being served against rapists and child molesters. These news flashes have become so common… Read More