Types of Victimization

Sexual Harassment

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Printable PDF Sexual harassment has, in the past ten years, become more noticeable and talked about. The general public is still confused about what constitutes sexual harassment which leads to more jokes and discussion. Those individuals within the anti violence movement understand the ramifications of being subjected to such abuse and realizes its escalating potential. […]

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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

Printable PDF Definition: Sexual contact that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient of the behavior. Such contact can take the form of: • Harassment • Exposing/flashing • Forcing a person to pose for sexual pictures • Fondling • Unwanted sexual touching or penetration with any object In most extreme cases, sexual assault may […]

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Rape

Rape

Definition: Forced sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal or oral penetration. Penetration may be by a body part or an object. Rape may be forced through threats, physical force, or psychological coercion. Printable PDF In the most extreme cases, rape may involve force which may include, but is not limited to: Use or display of a […]

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Sexual Exploitation by Helping Professionals

Sexual Exploitation by Helping Professionals

Definition:  Sexual contact of any king between a helping professional (doctor, therapist, etc.) and a client/patient.  Such behavior is regarded as unethical and, in every licensed profession, can be grounds for malpractice and possible loss of licensure. Printable PDF The helping professional starts from a position of great power over the client/patient and has a […]

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Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse

Printable PDF What is child sexual abuse? (Adapted from The National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse Publication, 1988) Child sexual abuse refers to sexual activity forced upon someone under 18 years of age. Usually an older individual uses tricks, bribes, threats, or physical force to make a child submit. Children are usually taught […]

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Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Adult Survivors

Printable PDF   Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse Child sexual abuse (CSA) has lifelong effects.  Adults who are survivors of CSA often report a feeling of being “stuck”.  Their efforts to build and manage their lives often seem fruitless, hollow, or even hopeless.  There can be a persistent perception that they are somehow different from […]

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