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The sexual abuse of children spans all races, ages, ethnic groups and economic backgrounds. Sexual abuse means any kind of unwanted or inappropriate sexual behavior with a child, whether or not there is actual physical contact. Tragically, this kind of abuse is not rare: studies estimate that one in four girls and one in seven boys are sexually abused as children.

This brochure discusses the feelings of victims, common reactions to victimization and how they can find help.

Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual contact. Sexual violence includes such crimes as rape, incest, statutory sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexual assault, or any sexual contact without consent. Anyone who has been a victim of a sexual assault needs compassion, sensitivity, and caring.

This brochure explains what victims feel and how friends and family can help.

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In the United States, about 10 percent of reported rapes involve male victims, and many more go unreported. Men and boys are often reluctant to report the crime of sexual assault, or to seek services, because they feel humiliated, shamed or confused by the crime or because they feel that seeking help will make them feel vulnerable or weak. Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual assault needs compassion, sensitivity and caring, and male victims may also have special needs to consider.

This brochure explains what victims feel and how friends and family can help.

We want to trust the people in our lives: our friends, family members and community acquaintances. Unfortunately, the truth is that we are more likely to be sexually assaulted by someone we know: a friend, a relative, an employer, a date or someone we have recently met than by a stranger. Acquaintance rape occurs when someone you know uses physical strength, emotional bargaining, bullying, threats, blackmail, alcohol, drugs or mind games to force you to have sex. If you do not consent freely, and someone has sexual contact with you anyway, it is a crime.

This brochure talks about what victims feel and covers dating rights and responsibilities.

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Sexual violence can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of their age or background. Elderly people face difficulties and obstacles in dealing with sexual assault that other people do not, including a harder time reaching out for help and healing physically and emotionally. Many elderly citizens are victimized and abused by the very people they depend on for their physical and mental well-being. In 80% of sexual assaults against the elderly, the victims know their attackers.

Large print type explains how to help a victim or how to get help if you are a victim.

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The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV) serves as a resource to the state on sexual violence issues. The FCASV mission is to lead, educate, advocate, serve and network on behalf of individuals impacted by sexual violence.

This brochure highlights the services and goals of FCASV. A membership form is attached.

This brochure has basic information on sexual assault specifically written for adults with developmental disabilities. The brochure talks about what sexual assault is, that it is OK to say no, sexual assault is wrong, common feelings after an assault, and how to get help.

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Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual crime needs compassion, sensitivity, and caring. Dealing with the feelings and issues resulting from the crime can be overwhelming and confusing. Services including hotline, crisis intervention and advocacy are available to you free of charge from your local certified rape crisis center. An advocate from a rape crisis center can:

  • help you understand in greater detail many of the issues described in this brochure.
  • assure you that your reactions are a normal part of the response to the crime.
  • listen to your feelings and concerns.
  • help you understand and weigh your options.
  • be with you at appointments if you desire.
  • contact others on your behalf with your permission.

Rape crisis centers are legally and ethically required to protect your confidentiality (Florida Statute §90.5035). Unless you specifically ask them in writing with your signature to release information about you, they will not.

Call 1-888-956-7273 to be referred to local services

(This Brochure Is Only Available For Law Enforcement Agencies and Certified Rape Crisis Centers)

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This guide, created by Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV), is one part of our “Tell Me About It” campaign. The effort to integrate sexual violence screening into health care practice is an essential element of this multi-disciplinary campaign to respond to sexual violence in our communities, one that will make a difference in the lives of thousands of women in our state.

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LGBTQI Survivors of Sexual Violence  - This brochure is not available for order, but interested parties may download and print on their own copiers.

This brochure is not available to order, but you can download and print copies on your own.