Sexual Assault
Affects Everyone

Did you know that Regis House
offers Counseling Services
for Sexual Assault Victims?

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According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sexual Violence is defined as a sexual act that is committed or attempted by another person without freely given consent of the victim or against someone who is unable to consent or refuse. It includes forced or alcohol/drug facilitated penetration of a victim; forced or alcohol/drug facilitated incidents in which the victim was made to penetrate a perpetrator or someone else; nonphysical pressured unwanted penetration; intentional sexual touching; or non-contact acts of a sexual nature. Sexual violence can also occur when a perpetrator forces or coerces a victim to engage in sexual acts with a third party.    Fact Source:

How Big of a Problem Is It?

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Sexual Violence Affects All Populations

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What Are The Consequences Of a Sexual Assault?

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Sexual Assault = Sexual Violence

How Big of a Problem Is It?

Sexual Violence and Assault affects millions of people across the United States, and statistics don't count the victims that keep silent and never tell their experience because of fear from being judged, shamed, or by feeling that they provoked the attack.

Who Is Affected By Sexual Assault?

Sexual violence affects all populations. Women, men, children, and the elderly are all affected by this crime and a high percentage of them never report the incidents out of shame, fear, and social stigma.

What are the consequences of a sexual Assault?

Sexual assault consequences can affect a victims physical, emotional, and financial state. The following list exposes these consequences:

  • Pregnancy for women
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Sexual health problems
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Engagement in risky sexual activity
  • Unemployment
  • Job loss
  • Inability to work
  • Difficulty maintaining personal relationships
  • Difficulty returning to work or school
  • Difficulty regaining a sense of normalcy

What can we do to prevent Sexual Assault?

  • Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence
  • Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence
  • Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women
  • Create Protective Environments
  • Support Victims / Survivors to Lessen Harm

Download the pamphlet to learn more about these techniques.

Regis House counts with qualified counselors in our staff that are ready to listen, help, and advise you or a victim of these crimes. For more information or if you feel you need to talk to someone about Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence contact us at [email protected]


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