Care to be Aware: Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence April WEEk 1

You Are Not Alone!

Enthusiastic Consent Is REQUIRED!

Bystander Awareness: Why is it important?

If You See Something, Say Something!

What Can You Do Now?

These steps below can be used to help you or your friend(s) in the event of an assault

Step 1: Call VCU Police (804)-828-1234 or 911

Step 2: Contact healthcare professionals for injuries, pregnancies and STD screening. Make sure you ask about PERK (Physical Evidence Recovery Kit) exam You can also contact University Health Services for all above except the PERK exam isn't available through Student Health. **REMEMBER seeking medical attention is not like reporting the incident!

VCU Health's Forensic Nursing Office, 1250 E. Marshall St, (804) 628-0623 (non-emergency).

St Mary's Hospital Forensic Nursing Office, 5801 Bremo Rd, (804) 281-8574 (non-emergency).

Step 3: Keep all evidence from the incident. DON'T shower, wash the clothes (if you wanted to change) and keep clothes from the incident in a sanitary bag. If oral contact occurred, DO NOT smoke, eat, drink, or brush your teeth.

Get Involved

Need Help?

University Counseling Services

Wellness Resource Center


Please click The Well for more information!

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Participating in the Stop Rape Now campaign to end sexual violence in conflict. 2009. Photo: AusAID

Walters, M.L., Chen J., & Breiding, M.J. (2013). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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