Common Reactions to Sexual Assault

Community Education

Provides presentations, workshops, and training sessions to raise awareness and educate the community about sexual assault

Flashbacks of the assault

What is sexual assault?

1 (800) 777-8868

For more information regarding counseling services contact Paige Pellegrin at 985-872-0757 and for all other inquires, please call the crisis line number below: 

Feelings of self-blame or guilt


To preserve the evidence from the assault, you should not do the following things before seeking medical attention:

Take a shower

Brush your teeth

Use the bathroom

Occurs when a mind-altering substance is administered to the victim without his/her knowledge or consent and a sexual assault occurs. 

Sexual Assault Services Available

Depression and anxiety 

Secondary Survivors

Individual and group counseling for family and friends of survivors of sexual assault

Legal Advocacy

Escort and assist survivors of sexual assault through the legal process of prosecution. May also include  a Sexual Assault Protective Order

The act of sexual touching that is unwanted or non-consensual. This term is mostly used in the case of children or juveniles. 

Sexual Assault Services

Medical Adovcacy

Provides support and advocacy for survivors during a forensic medical exam

Know Your Options

Trouble concentrating


Individual and group counseling for adults and children who are survivors of sexual assault

1 in 6 American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime 

If you or someone you know has recently (within the last 72 hours) been sexually assaulted you are encouraged to go to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. 

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

Non-consensual or forced sex with someone. Rape can include forcing a body part or object into the vagina, rectum, or mouth. A perpetrator may be someone you know (an acquaintance), a family member, someone you are in an intimate relationship with, or a stranger. 

24-Hour Crisis Line

Trained staff available to answer sexual assault crisis calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anger or frustration

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1 (800) 915-0045

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1 (800) 777-8868

A sense of loss of control over his/her life

Feelings of powerlessness and helplessness

Fear of being alone or in crowds

Any unwanted or non-consensual sexual contact forced on an individual by someone else. 

Your Options Include:

1. Getting a Forensic Medical Exam to collect evidence and reporting to law enforcement.

2. Getting a Forensic Medical Exam and not reporting to law enforcement (Evidence is stored if you decide to report later).

3. Not participating in a Forensic Medical Exam and having a standard exam for any injuries you may have sustained.

4. To have a medical advocate present during the exam to discuss options and to ensure that your rights are protected. 

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