1 in 6 American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime
A sense of loss of control over his/her life
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
Common Reactions to Sexual Assault
What is sexual assault?
Know Your Options
Anger or frustration
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.
1 (800) 777-8868
Sexual Assault Services
24-Hour Crisis Line
Trained staff available to answer sexual assault crisis calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Fear of being alone or in crowds
Provides presentations, workshops, and training sessions to raise awareness and educate the community about sexual assault
Any unwanted or non-consensual sexual contact forced on an individual by someone else.
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:
Individual and group counseling for family and friends of survivors of sexual assault
Flashbacks of the assault
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1 (800) 915-0045
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1 (800) 777-8868
Feelings of powerlessness and helplessness
Escort and assist survivors of sexual assault through the legal process of prosecution. May also include a Sexual Assault Protective Order
Feelings of self-blame or guilt
Individual and group counseling for adults and children who are survivors of sexual assault
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 Available
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.
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.
Occurs when a mind-altering substance is administered to the victim without his/her knowledge or consent and a sexual assault occurs.
Provides support and advocacy for survivors during a forensic medical exam
Depression and anxiety
Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault