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How can I help someone who has been sexually assaulted?
You can help someone who is abused or who has been assaulted by listening and offering comfort. Go with her or him to the police, the hospital, or to counseling. Reinforce the message that she or he is not at fault and that it is natural to feel angry and ashamed.
For more information on sexual assault, contact the National Women's Health Information Center at 800-994-9662 or the following organizations:
Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC, CDC, HHS
Office on Violence Against Women, OJP, DOJ
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Crime Prevention Council
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Last Editorial Review: 3/1/2008 4:38:22 PM
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