Family & friends

How to help someone who has been assaulted

Sexual abuse and assault can have enormous impact on the survivor emotionally, physically and psychologically. Learning that someone you care about: child, friend or partner has been violated in this way can be overwhelming.

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Responding to children talking about sexual abuse

A child or young person is sexually abused when any person uses his or her authority over the child/young person to involve the child/young person in sexual activity.

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What if my friend has been sexually assaulted?

If you have a friend who tells you that they have been sexually assaulted, then the first step towards recovery has been taken. They have chosen a trusted person to confide in.

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