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
Feelings of self-blame or guilt
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
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.
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1 (800) 915-0045
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1 (800) 777-8868
Common Reactions to Sexual Assault
Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Occurs when a mind-altering substance is administered to the victim without his/her knowledge or consent and a sexual assault occurs.
Feelings of powerlessness and helplessness
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.
1 (800) 777-8868
1 in 6 American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime
Escort and assist survivors of sexual assault through the legal process of prosecution. May also include a Sexual Assault Protective Order
Provides support and advocacy for survivors during a forensic medical exam
Depression and anxiety
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.
Sexual Assault Services Available
Know Your Options
Anger or frustration
What is 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.
Individual and group counseling for adults and children who are survivors of sexual assault