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|Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) provides crisis and on-going services to victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Counseling services are also available to the victims' significant others (parents/guardians, siblings, spouses, etc.). Services include individual and group counseling, medical and criminal justice advocacy, information and referral, institutional advocacy, public education and professional training. |
Sexual assault can happen to an adult or child. Adults are sexually assaulted when someone forces, coerces or tricks them into some kind of sexual activity against their will. Sexual assault happens when someone does not or cannot consent to the sexual acts. This might mean someone does not want to have sex, but is forced to. (Telling about a sexual assault is the first and one of the hardest steps in healing from the pain of abuse. When you tell about your experiences of sexual assault, it may be helpful to know that):
* You are not to blame for the assault no matter how it occurred or how you responded to it. No one ever has the right to abuse anyone else for any reason.
* You did not ask to be abused, no matter what you did or who abused you. No one ever wants to be abused; we do want attention, affection, to be touched and comforted. But wanting affection does not mean wanting to be abused.
* You did not deserve to be abused. No one deserves to be abused, no matter what they do.
* You are not alone. One in four women will experience sexual assault in her lifetime. Sexual abuse is very common in our world and you share these experiences with many other people.