If you know someone who has been a victim of a sexual assault, we encourage you to help that person by calling the police or contacting someone you trust.
We also have listed several ways you can help someone during this difficult time.
Suggestions for Responding to Sexual Assault Victims
A. If there is need for medical care for injuries call 911, or assist the victim to the emergency room at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital (http://iuhealth.org/ball-memorial/). Encourage the victim to get a pregnancy test and/or tests for sexually transmitted diseases. If the incident was not recent, encourage the victim to talk to a counselor or other trusted individual about the incident.B. Talk to the victim about contacting either University Police, or the Muncie Police Department. Encourage the victim to report the assault. This is not the same as prosecuting, but delaying a report may affect legal options one may wish to pursue. Recommend the following:
C. If there is no need for immediate medical care, show the victim to a safe, quiet place where you can provide support and discuss alternatives. Focus on the victim's emotional needs.
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