Sexual Abuse

If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual trauma, these resources can help. From understanding legal definitions to finding support groups, with these resources you can navigate a path to sexual safety. 

Quick Facts

  • Sexual abuse can take many forms. This includes sexual behavior or acts that are done through force, making threats, or taking advantage of someone's inability to give consent.
  • Sexual abuse is a non-legal term, and the legal definition varies from state to state. 
  • Men, women, non-binary individuals, and children can all experience sexual abuse.
  • Reactions to sexual abuse vary greatly, including immediate reactions of shock, fear, or disbelief.
  • Long term effects of sexual abuse also take many forms, and may include anxiety, fear, or PTSD.

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