Our team at Safe Passage is dedicated to the personal healing of each sexual assault survivor. The services below are offered at no cost to the survivor or their family:
After a sexual assault, your body is in what is called "alarm mode”; its main goal is to protect itself from all potential danger which is why you may react strongly to certain triggers. Triggers are persons, places, things, words, or bodily feelings that remind you of the assault. Some of your own triggers may include: nighttime, physical touch, crowded places, people looking like the attacker, loud noises, being home alone...etc
For all Survivors of Sexual Assault, we hope you will remember these things:
If you or someone you know has been assaulted, it is important for you to know the following:
Helpful information for survivors and their families:
An assault is a very traumatic experience. Many survivors have said they feel as though they are going crazy when in fact their bodies are responding in a normal way after being traumatized. Below is a description of common reactions survivors feel following a sexual assault:
Safe Passage, Inc. is the local safe haven for survivors of domestic violence, sexual trauma, and child abuse. It is our mission at Safe Passage, Inc. to provide free, quality services to male and female survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse who reside in York County. We are committed to educating others about these issues and partnering with local organizations in efforts to end violence in our community. We are available to provide free presentations on these three areas of focus.
Prevention is a systematic process that promotes healthy environments and behaviors and reduces the likelihood or frequency of violence against individuals. Primary prevention is taking action before violence against a victim may occur.
The presentations would consist of weekly sessions covering and discussing different topics related to domestic violence, sexual trauma, child abuse, and bullying. The subject matter of the presentations comes from research based curriculum that focuses on violence prevention in the community. The curriculum can be tailored to fit groups of almost any age or gender.
Domestic violence, sexual trauma, and child abuse have no prejudice against age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status. Therefore, prevention education is beneficial to each and every person in our community.
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