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Remember you are not to blame. You are alive, you are a survivor, and now is the time to begin the healing process.
without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.
FACT: Anyone can be a victim regardless of gender, age, appearance, ethnicity, income level, or lifestyle.
FACT: Most rapes are planned and the attacker is an acquaintance of the victim.
FACT: Rape is a violent crime. 87% of rapists either carry a weapon or threaten the victim with violence or death. Rape is about power not sex.
FACT: Research shows rapists are looking for available, vulnerable targets, not someone dressed in a particular way.
FACT: Women enjoy consensual sex. Rape is neither sexual nor is it consensual.
FACT: SEXUAL ASSAULT SOMETIMES LASTS OVER A PERIOD OF DAYS. THE AVERAGE RAPE LASTS 4.5 HOURS! VICTIMIZATION DOES NOT END WHEN THE RAPIST LEAVES. IT CAN LAST INDEFINITELY.
Part of this process is making every attempt at taking control of your life again and receiving the care, information, and rights to which you are entitled. Victims of sexual assault do not need to suffer in silence. You have the right to survive and you can make the transition from victim to survivor. Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center offers free services to help victims transition into survivors. Services include crisis intervention and advocacy services providing emotional support of survivors of sexual assault from the time of the incident and continuing through the medical exam, legal process and recovery period.
The effects of sexual assault on survivors and their families and friends are traumatic, both physically and emotionally. Overcoming the experience may take longer than expected and involves the healing of physical and psychological wounds. It is important to realize survivors can recover and may even become emotionally stronger as a result of the incident. The scars of sexual assault may never go away, but they can be made less painful. During the recovery following a sexual assault, our rape crisis counselors are available to provide emotional support, to provide understanding of the true facts regarding sexual assault and, if requested, to act on the survivor's behalf.
Crisis intervention and advocacy services provided to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and their children from the time of the incident and continuing throughout the legal process and recovery period.
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118 Ranch Ln, Yreka, California 96097, United States