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What Counts as Sexual Abuse?

If you are a victim of sexual abuse or know someone who is, it can be an emotional time and difficult to understand what counts as sexual abuse. There’s a common misconception that sexual abuse involves severe sexual violations and violent behavior. But sexual abuse occurs any time one person touches another in a sexual manner without their permission.  ...

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How to Support Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted

The Me Too movement has sparked a wave of sexual assault victims coming forward to share their stories. The number of individuals who continue to recount their experiences is a testament to their bravery, but it also raises questions of how to best support someone who confides in you. In the United States, one in six women has experienced...

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Sexual Abuse Resources in California

Unfortunately, sexual abuse occurs all too often in today’s society. In the wake of sexual abuse allegations, you might decide to pursue criminal charges against your assailant. Many victims struggle with the idea of confronting their attacker in open court or fear retaliation after reporting the identity of the perpetrator to law enforcement. Even if you decide to file...

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