university health services
1 in 4 college women have experienced some form of sexual violence
84% of rapes are committed by friends, dates, coworkers etc
IF YOU HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, KNOW THAT IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
If you have been sexually assaulted:
- Right away (before bathing, douching, or changing your clothes) get a medical exam to check for injuries, STDs or pregnancy.
- Talk to someone about it-the longer you ignore it, the longer it will take for you to recover.
- Take care of yourself-allow your body to physically and emotionally heal from this trauma.
If you know someone who has been sexually assaulted:
- Listen to them and believe them.
- Encourage them to take care of themselves (see above).
- Reassure them that it was not their fault.
- Provide them with as much support as possible.
Emergency (24 hours): 552-3227
Gasson Suite 001
Sexual Assault Network
Boston College Police Department
Women's Resource Center
HOTLINES AND HELPLINES
Mass. Coalition for Battered Women Service Groups
1-800-799-SAFE or 617-248-0922
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Battered Women’s Hotline
Casa Myrna Vazquez
New England Learning Center for Women in Transition
413-772-0806 (24 hours)
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network