Why We Care

Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact. Approximately one in four women is sexually assaulted in her lifetime. About 50% of survivors develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other types of distress, such as problematic drinking.

Many women don’t talk about what happened to them, often for years afterward. Reaching out for help early can help reduce the likelihood of the development of long-term negative reactions.

With this study, we hope to help women cope better so they can more effectively move on from their difficult experience. By participating you can get support and learn coping skills that we know from past research are likely to be effective for many women- and at the same time your participation can help us learn more about how best to help other women.

Don’t wait….help is available.

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