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Women's Center: Gender Violence Prevention Program

A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors

PREFACE

MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL CONCERNS

Why should I get medical attention?
Where can I go for medical care?
What can I expect at the hospital trauma center?
What if I might be pregnant?
What if I think I have been drugged?
Should I have follow up medical care?
Who pays for the medical costs?

LEGAL AND REPORTING OPTIONS

What are my reporting options?
Is what I report confidential?
Do I have to report this to the police?
What is the process of reporting to the police like?
What is the difference between criminal, civil, and campus processes?
What is a criminal court process like?
What is a civil court process like?
What is a campus process like?
What are my rights as a crime victim?
What rights do I have as a student?
What if I feel my civil rights have been violated?

COPING WITH EMOTIONS

How could this happen to me?
What am I feeling?
Does anyone know how I feel?
What are some common reactions to sexual assault?
How long will I feel this way?
How will my friends and family react?
Will I ever feel safe again?
What are some safety tips I can use in the future?

WHAT ABOUT ME?

I live on campus and want to move
I am in the same classes or major as the perpetrator
I am doing poorly in my classes because of the assault
I am a male survivor
I am a lesbian survivor
I am a person of color
I have a disability
I was assaulted by someone I know
I was assaulted by my partner
I was a child sexual abuse victim
Someone I care about was assaulted, what can I do to help?

WHO CAN HELP ME?

The Women’s Center Gender Violence Prevention Program
The Central MN Sexual Assault Center (CMSAC)
St. Cloud State Campus Resources
St. Cloud Community Resources
Minnesota Resources
National Resources

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

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