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  • 1 Nikki Paasch
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  • illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (as a doctor) in a position of trust or authority 2
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  • A private non-profit program dedicated to providing shelter, care and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status at no cost to any individual. We will be ever vigilant in the reduction of violence within our families and communities through community collaboration, education and awareness programs. 3
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  • Who can use Safe Heaven? Anyone who is or has been in a situation of physical, emotional or sexual abuse can use the services What is the Safe Heaven? It is a place where victims in domestic violence situations can find shelter for up to 120 days, and where families can learn better ways of relating and getting along. 4
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  • I started Safe Heaven to help the women who are afraid to speak for themselves. I grew up obsessed with Law and Order Special Victims and knew that I could be one to make these womens lives easier. I knew it was not fair to have their lives changed in the blink of an eye due to something that was not there fault and therefore I made it my goal to have this house where these women can make a new and fresh start. 5
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  • Safe Heaven is one of the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country. Collaborating with the criminal justice system, Safe Horizon offers innovative programs that provide women with support throughout the complex process of leaving violent relationships and building safe futures. For survivors of domestic violence, stalking, rape, and sexual assault, Safe Horizon offers services that help them and their children move toward safe and independent violence-free lives. 6
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  • 7 44% of victims are under age 18 80% are under age 30 Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted There is an average of 207,754 victims (age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year 54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance
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  • A survey of high school students found that one in five had experienced forced sex (rape). Half of these girls told no one about the incident. 1 in 3 American women will be sexually abused during their lifetime 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. At least 20% of adult women, 15% of college women and 12% of adolescent women have experienced some form of sexual abuse or assault during their lifetimes Over 50% of the attacks occur in the home, and most of these are planned http://youtu.be/saAVcrI49nM 8
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  • Muscle tension Pain Shortness of breath Injury Gynecological disturbances Fatigue Changes in sleeping and eating patterns Flashbacks Nightmares Involuntary shaking Sexual dysfunction 9
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  • Feeling dirty Anxiety Shock/numbness Embarrassment Feeling of loss of control over ones life Relief Fear Grief Depression Loss of trust Anger Irritability Suicidal thoughts Denial Preoccupation with safety Guilt or self-blame Shame Apprehension Indecision Feeling stuck Changes in perception of the world Crying or inability to cry 10
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  • You have the right to be believed. You have the right to be given the same credibility as any other crime victim. You have the right to seek and receive help. You have the right to courteous, efficient treatment. You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, without prejudice against race, class, lifestyle, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or occupation. You have the right to accurate information, presented in a way that you understand. You have the right to ask questions. You have the right to make your own decisions. You have the right to change your mind. You have the right to get help and support from others. You have the right to heal 11
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  • Safe Heavens four toll- free hotlines are gateways to assistance for more than 250,000 of the citys crime victims each year. The state-of- the art program is staffed by experienced professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.HOPE (4673)800.621.HOPE (4673) Crime Victims Hotline: 866.689.HELP (4357)866.689.HELP (4357) Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: 212.227.3000212.227.3000 TDD phone number for all hotlines: 866.604.5350866.604.5350 12
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  • Safe Heavens Rape Crisis Program counselors will listen, clarify, support, and explore options with you. Individual counseling sessions with a supportive counselor can help you identify issues you would like to resolve surrounding the assault. Together, you will develop appropriate and attainable goals for yourself. 13
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  • Group counseling will give you the opportunity to share your feelings with other survivors, and although each 11person recovers at a different pace, group counseling provides an environment in which survivors can share their experiences along with their techniques for recovery. Many group members find inspiration and motivation in the stories of other victims and get a unique kind of support that helps them return to the lives they led before the assault. 14
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  • To make Safe Heaven become a real house for sexually assaulted women we need volunteers, counselors willing to help, donations to keep the house running and supplied, and houses to keep our victims safe. 15
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  • "Resources & Information." Sexual Assault Statistics – Sexual Violence and Rape Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.. "Sexual Assault Facts And Myths." Sexual Assault Facts And Myths. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.. "Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network." Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.. 16
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    • Slide 1
  • 1 Nikki Paasch
  • Slide 2
  • illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (as a doctor) in a position of trust or authority 2
  • Slide 3
  • A private non-profit program dedicated to providing shelter, care and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status at no cost to any individual. We will be ever vigilant in the reduction of violence within our families and communities through community collaboration, education and awareness programs. 3
  • Slide 4
  • Who can use Safe Heaven? Anyone who is or has been in a situation of physical, emotional or sexual abuse can use the services What is the Safe Heaven? It is a place where victims in domestic violence situations can find shelter for up to 120 days, and where families can learn better ways of relating and getting along. 4
  • Slide 5
  • I started Safe Heaven to help the women who are afraid to speak for themselves. I grew up obsessed with Law and Order Special Victims and knew that I could be one to make these womens lives easier. I knew it was not fair to have their lives changed in the blink of an eye due to something that was not there fault and therefore I made it my goal to have this house where these women can make a new and fresh start. 5
  • Slide 6
  • Safe Heaven is one of the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country. Collaborating with the criminal justice system, Safe Horizon offers innovative programs that provide women with support throughout the complex process of leaving violent relationships and building safe futures. For survivors of domestic violence, stalking, rape, and sexual assault, Safe Horizon offers services that help them and their children move toward safe and independent violence-free lives. 6
  • Slide 7
  • 7 44% of victims are under age 18 80% are under age 30 Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted There is an average of 207,754 victims (age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year 54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance
  • Slide 8
  • A survey of high school students found that one in five had experienced forced sex (rape). Half of these girls told no one about the incident. 1 in 3 American women will be sexually abused during their lifetime 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. At least 20% of adult women, 15% of college women and 12% of adolescent women have experienced some form of sexual abuse or assault during their lifetimes Over 50% of the attacks occur in the home, and most of these are planned http://youtu.be/saAVcrI49nM 8
  • Slide 9
  • Muscle tension Pain Shortness of breath Injury Gynecological disturbances Fatigue Changes in sleeping and eating patterns Flashbacks Nightmares Involuntary shaking Sexual dysfunction 9
  • Slide 10
  • Feeling dirty Anxiety Shock/numbness Embarrassment Feeling of loss of control over ones life Relief Fear Grief Depression Loss of trust Anger Irritability Suicidal thoughts Denial Preoccupation with safety Guilt or self-blame Shame Apprehension Indecision Feeling stuck Changes in perception of the world Crying or inability to cry 10
  • Slide 11
  • You have the right to be believed. You have the right to be given the same credibility as any other crime victim. You have the right to seek and receive help. You have the right to courteous, efficient treatment. You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, without prejudice against race, class, lifestyle, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or occupation. You have the right to accurate information, presented in a way that you understand. You have the right to ask questions. You have the right to make your own decisions. You have the right to change your mind. You have the right to get help and support from others. You have the right to heal 11
  • Slide 12
  • Safe Heavens four toll- free hotlines are gateways to assistance for more than 250,000 of the citys crime victims each year. The state-of- the art program is staffed by experienced professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.HOPE (4673)800.621.HOPE (4673) Crime Victims Hotline: 866.689.HELP (4357)866.689.HELP (4357) Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: 212.227.3000212.227.3000 TDD phone number for all hotlines: 866.604.5350866.604.5350 12
  • Slide 13
  • Safe Heavens Rape Crisis Program counselors will listen, clarify, support, and explore options with you. Individual counseling sessions with a supportive counselor can help you identify issues you would like to resolve surrounding the assault. Together, you will develop appropriate and attainable goals for yourself. 13
  • Slide 14
  • Group counseling will give you the opportunity to share your feelings with other survivors, and although each 11person recovers at a different pace, group counseling provides an environment in which survivors can share their experiences along with their techniques for recovery. Many group members find inspiration and motivation in the stories of other victims and get a unique kind of support that helps them return to the lives they led before the assault. 14
  • Slide 15
  • To make Safe Heaven become a real house for sexually assaulted women we need volunteers, counselors willing to help, donations to keep the house running and supplied, and houses to keep our victims safe. 15
  • Slide 16
  • "Resources & Information." Sexual Assault Statistics – Sexual Violence and Rape Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.. "Sexual Assault Facts And Myths." Sexual Assault Facts And Myths. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.. "Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network." Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.. 16
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