Assault / Rape Risk Reduction With Proper Planning
Have a Clear Understanding About Rape and Sexual Assault
Rape is a crime of violence. It has nothing to do with sex. Rape is not a crime of prejudice. Irrespective of age, race, marital status, education and social position, it happens to men, women, and children.
Also referred to as sexual assault, rape can be defined as forced (or threat of forced) anal, oral and / or vaginal penetration by part of another person's body or penetration by an object.
All our services are completely confidential. Contact Atascosa Family Crisis Center Inc today!
Know What to Do If You Are Raped
Approximately one in every three women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. Eighty percent (80%) of all rape victims (men, women and / or children) know their attacker. More than one-half of all rapes occur in the victim's home.
Any person is a potential victim of rape. It is estimated that 16 rapes or attempted rapes are reported every hour in the United States. If you or someone you know should become a victim of rape, REMEMBER:
Do NOT clean up, bathe, douche or change clothes
Do not straighten up or touch anything at the scene
Call your local law enforcement / 911 and call the Crisis Hotline for assistance
The Crisis Center will arrange to have a medical examination and will transport you
The person who raped you has most likely raped before and will probably do so again. PLEASE report your assault to law enforcement, even if you do not plan to prosecute. The information you have may help officials to ensure that another woman is not victimized at the hand of your assailant.
Rape Risk Reduction
You always have the right to say no to sexual activity
You have the right to set sexual limits before a date by discussing them with your partner
Stay sober: Watch out for dates that try to get you drunk or high. If you must drink, protect your drink from foreign substances (date rape drugs)
Don't leave a party with someone you don't know well
Consider using the buddy system at parties
Trust your feelings and intuition. If it feels wrong, it probably is
People are responsible for their own behavior
Never force anyone to have sex or engage in sexual activity
Never try to talk someone into having sex
Sex is not a game or a contest
If you're confused about what your partner wants or is thinking, ASK THEM CLEARLY
Communicate with your friends and dates about sexual assault; educate them if necessary
NOBODY DESERVES TO BE RAPED
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If you're a victim of a sexual assault of family violence, contact us today! We provide 24-hour
Atascosa Family Crisis Center Inc was established as a nonprofit 501 (c)3 in April of 1992 to provide support to the victims of dating violence, family violence, sexual assault and stalking.
If you're in one of these situations, we would like to help you gain the strength you need to make changes to your life and get out of your current situation. We provide 24-hour service to our victims.
Our Service Area
Atascosa Family Crisis Center Inc
P.O. Box 688 Pleasanton,Texas78064-0688
Tel:830-569-2001 Tel #2:830-281-2001 Fax:830-569-2006