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Sexual Assault. Risk Reduction and Seeking Help. Sexual Assault Risk Reduction. Avoid Dangerous Situations Plan ahead Always let someone know where you are, where you are going, and when you expect to return. Arrange to have someone available to help you in case of an emergency. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Sexual AssaultRisk Reductionand Seeking Help

  • Sexual Assault Risk ReductionAvoid Dangerous SituationsPlan aheadAlways let someone know where you are, where you are going, and when you expect to return. Arrange to have someone available to help you in case of an emergency.Taking a cell phone to a party is a good idea.Be aware of your surroundingsAvoid isolated areas.

  • Sexual Assault Risk ReductionSocial SituationsWhen you go to a party, go with a group of friends. Check in with each other during and after the party.Use the buddy system. Dont be afraid to let a friend know if someone is making you feel uncomfortable.Be a good friend to your buddy at a party. Keep an eye on him or her.

  • Sexual Assault Risk ReductionIf someone is pressuring you:Stay true to your code of conduct.Lie. If you are worried about hurting someones feelings, it is better to make up a lie and leave than to stay in an uncomfortable situation.Think of an escape route. Look for exits, doors, windows. Are there people around who can help you?Take action. Speak out. Shout NO or FIRE! (It brings people running.)Kick, scream, or bite if you have to.

  • Sexual Assault Risk ReductionTrust your own instincts!

  • Sexual Assault Seeking HelpWhat to do if you have been sexually assaulted.Get away from the assailant find a safe place.Dial 911.Call a friend or family member you can trust.Hot lines for help:National Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673). This is a service of the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).NCCASA.net is a website that lists the rape crisis centers for each county (North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault).

  • Sexual Assault Seeking HelpReporting the assaultIt is the choice of the victim whether or not to report sexual assault.Why is it a good idea to report sexual assault?Immediate medical attention may be needed including testing for STDs and prevention of pregnancy.Sexual assault is a serious issue. There are trained professionals who can help the victim deal with many of the feelings he/she has not only immediately after the assault, but for a period after the assault. The assailant may repeat this crime if not made to pay a consequence.

  • Sexual Assault Seeking Help

    Reporting the assault:To the police, everything is evidence. DO NOT:Shower or batheThrow away any clothes that were worn at time of the assaultBrush or comb hairUse the restroomBrush teeth or garglePut on makeupEat or drink anythingClean up the crime scene

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