Recovering from a sexual assault or abuse is a process, and that process looks different for everyone. It may take weeks, months, or years—there’s no timetable for healing. Below you’ll find some resources to help you navigate the process.
How Can Therapy Help? - If you decide to seek support from a therapist after sexual assault or abuse, you may have some questions. That’s perfectly normal. Working with a therapist can help you deal with some of the challenges you may be facing.
Safety Planning - Brainstorming ways to stay safe may help reduce the risk of future harm.
Self-Care After Trauma - Whether it happened recently or years ago, self-care can help you cope with the short- and long-term effects of a trauma like sexual assault.
Airport Security for Survivors - Airport security can be stressful for any traveler, but for some survivors of sexual assault the security screening process is a little more sensitive.
For Loved Ones
How to Respond to a Survivor - Someone you care about had the courage to tell you what happened. How you react can have a big impact on their recovery.
Help Someone You Care About - There are many ways that you can help a friend or family member who has been affected by sexual violence.
Self-Care for Friends and Family - There is no normal or "right" way to react when you find out that someone you care about has survived an act of sexual violence. Regardless of what you’re feeling, these emotions can be intense and difficult to deal with.