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  1. Samentha’s Story

    “It’s a beautiful thing, to be a survivor of something so heinous.” “I felt like a broken record. It was ... In the years after trial, Samentha struggled with effects from surviving multiple sexual assaults. She began overeating. “I ...

    07/05/2017 - 14:54

  2. Adam’s Story

    ... when they could have extended time together. On one of these occasions when he was 14, their normal activities turned abusive. He ... attend expensive sporting events. The abuse had serious effects on Adam’s life including weight gain, an inability to maintain ...

    07/05/2017 - 14:41

  3. Self-Harm

    ... in private and without suicidal intentions. Some survivors of sexual assault may use self-harm to cope with difficult or painful feelings. ... healthcare professional or hospital. effects of sexual assault effects of sexual violence aftermath of ...

    06/14/2017 - 11:50

  4. RAINN Launches Interactive Statutes of Limitations Tool

    ... Public Policy Evaluating the landscape of statutes of limitations for sex crimes just got a lot easier, thanks to ... understand how the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of sexual violence can influence how and when a victim reports a ...

    05/23/2017 - 15:02

  5. Radio PSAs

    ... and includes a "sponsor ID tag." To download any of our Audio PSAs, right click on "Listen" and Save Link As. */ ... Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The effects of sexual violence aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the ...

    05/10/2017 - 13:53

  6. Five Things that Make an Effective Statute of Limitations

    ... into many crime categories, usually depending on the age of the victim and the degree of violence or force used—that can make ... understand how the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of sexual violence can influence how and when a victim reports a ...

    04/25/2017 - 16:54

  7. Warning Signs for Teens

    If you are involved in the lives of adolescents, you can learn to recognize warning signs that a teen has been ... to ask and be wrong than to let a teen struggle with the effects of sexual assault . Remind the teen that if they come to you, you will ...

    04/25/2017 - 13:58

  8. Speakers Bureau FAQs

    The Speakers Bureau is made up of over 1,500 volunteers who have survived sexual violence. These individuals represent a diverse range of backgrounds and ... life, how they managed different long- and short-term effects of sexual assault, and other aspects of surviving trauma. The ...

    04/25/2017 - 12:48

  9. Key Terms and Phrases

    ... language that we use. Victim or Survivor? One of the most frequent questions we receive is, “Should I use the term victim ... recovery process, or when discussing the short- or long-term effects of sexual violence. Some people identify as a victim, while others ...

    04/25/2017 - 12:33

  10. Crime Victim Compensation

    ... */ Sexual assault can affect your life in a number of ways. While some effects of sexual assault may relate to your physical or mental health, ...

    04/25/2017 - 11:59