What should I do if I’ve been sexually abused or I know someone who’s been abused?

Getting assaulted sexually can make your life turn around. Coping up with the trauma will never be an easy task.

Always remember that this is your story, you have the power over it and not anyone can get this power away. This power gives you the right when to tell your story.

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Common Questions about what you can do if you or slime you know is sexually assaulted

Questions And Answers

Because of the trauma, survivors tend to shut it all in and refrain from speaking about what happened. However, should the survivor want to report the abuse, they can reach out to the authorities by either dialing 911 or by going to the nearest police station. An alternative is calling the local crisis line for support of psychological and emotional nature.

If you are in a room with a number of people, there is a high probability one person in your group is a sexual abuse survivor. If you are unsure how to approach them, you must always remember that these survivors do not need pity. What they need is understanding, compassion and genuine support.

It is best to listen and let them open and speak up to you rather than inquiring or questioning them about their past trauma. Remember to be empathic and supportive by showing that you do not judge them and that whatever they feel is valid.

It is also best to have a consultation with sexual assault layers or attorneys to get advice of what charges and legal proceedings one can take against your perpetrator. Normally, you can either file a civil or criminal lawsuit against your perpetrator.

It takes a great courage for someone to speak up about their abuse. Should you finally decide to speak up about your abuse and press charges against your perpetrator, you have to make sure that a year has not lapsed from the time your abuse or assault has happened. You can report it to the proper authority by calling either 911 or a police station near you. Of course, it is best if you seek assistance from a sexual assault attorney first, prior to deciding what to do next.

In Morgan Legal Group PC, we have a number of sexual assault attorneys that can help you navigate the legal process. Our sexual assault attorneys in NYC are compassionate, empathetic and would make sure that you are in a safe space during your consultation.