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Sexual Violence

SEXUAL ABUSE IS WHEN SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T FEEL OKAY OR ISN’T WANTED
  • sometimes the abused person feels like what’s happened is their fault
  • sexual abuse is never the abused person’s fault and it is never acceptable
  • young people who experience abuse need to know that they can talk to and trust their parents
  • there are always people to help.  Check out our Helpful link section at the bottom of the page, or visit the Are You OK website
  • Or BodySafe who promote healthy relationships and work to prevent sexual violence
WHAT TO DO IF SEXUAL ASSAULT OCCURS
  • get help from someone you trust as soon as possible, for your safety
  • do not shower
  • remember that the assault was not your fault
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