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  1. Stalking

    ... you. What is stalking? “Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of ... self-care can help you cope with the short- and long-term effects of a trauma like sexual assault. Read More ...

    01/04/2018 - 10:46

  2. Megan's Story

    ... Marine Corps, not to me.” Megan Brauer is proud of the life she’s built in the Marine Corps. At just 17, she enlisted in the ... common to experience psychological, emotional, and physical effects like sleep disturbances and suicidal thoughts. When Megan realized the ...

    10/11/2017 - 08:56

  3. Tips for Talking with Survivors of Sexual Assault

    ... healing process. “I believe you. / It took a lot of courage to tell me about this.”  It can be extremely difficult for ... can be difficult to watch a survivor struggle with the  effects of sexual assault  for an extended period of time. Avoid phrases that ...

    10/03/2017 - 14:47

  4. Dissociation

    ... believe that dissociation exists on a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum is an experience like daydreaming. At the other end is chronic ... healthcare professional or hospital. effects of sexual assault effects of sexual violence aftermath of ...

    10/03/2017 - 11:43

  5. Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics

    Sexual Violence Affects Millions of Americans On average, there are 321,500 victims (age 12 or ... males. 17 Sexual Violence Can Have Long-Term Effects on Victims The likelihood that a person suffers suicidal or ...

    08/08/2017 - 13:48

  6. Working with a Therapist After Sexual Assault: What You Need to Ask

    ... Assault Working with a therapist is one of the ways survivors learn to manage the effects of sexual violence and work through any challenging thoughts or ...

    07/27/2017 - 16:19

  7. Jeanette's Story

    ... in college, she was facing a tough time. In the middle of an exam period marked by late nights of studying, she received bad news ... still felt isolated and faced some of the challenging effects of sexual assault, such as depression and  sleep disturbances . She ...

    07/05/2017 - 15:22

  8. Samentha’s Story

    “It’s a beautiful thing, to be a survivor of something so heinous.” “I felt like a broken record. It was ... In the years after trial, Samentha struggled with effects from surviving multiple sexual assaults. She began overeating. “I ...

    07/05/2017 - 14:54

  9. Adam’s Story

    ... when they could have extended time together. On one of these occasions when he was 14, their normal activities turned abusive. He ... attend expensive sporting events. The abuse had serious effects on Adam’s life including weight gain, an inability to maintain ...

    07/05/2017 - 14:41

  10. Self-Harm

    ... in private and without suicidal intentions. Some survivors of sexual assault may use self-harm to cope with difficult or painful feelings. ... healthcare professional or hospital. effects of sexual assault effects of sexual violence aftermath of ...

    06/14/2017 - 11:50