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Gender Programs and Services

Sexual Assault Information

FAQ 

Any sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. These include: Attempted rape, fondling or unwanted sexual touching, and rape. See definitions of the latter below.

Attempting to sexually penetrate someone without consent.

The touching of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks of another person without consent.

A form of sexual assault, but not all sexual assault is rape. Sexual penetration without consent. 

 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Fear
  • Flashbacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-harm 
  • STIs, substance abuse
  • Dissociation
  • Eating disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Sleep disorders
  • and Suicide.

  • Avoid judgement 
  • Check in periodically
  • Ask them what they need
  • Offer to get help
  • Encourage them to seek help

  •  “I believe you.”
  • “It’s not your fault.”
  • “You are not alone.”
  • “I care about you.”

 

Intimate Partner Violence

A patter of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over an intimate partner.

 Pulling hair, punching, kicking, hurting you with weapons, biting, choking, or any other type of physical harm.

It is also known as psychological or mental abuse. This can include verbal aggression, intimidation, manipulation, and humiliation. All these behaviors aim to diminish the dignity and self worth of another person.

 A person maliciously criticizes, insults, harasses, demean, and frighten an intimate partner.

 Rape, attempted rape, unwanted fondling, and unwanted sexual touching

 Concealing financial information, limiting the individual's access to financial assets, or reducing accessibility to family finances

 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Fear
  • Flashbacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-harm 
  • STIs, substance abuse
  • Dissociation
  • Eating disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Sleep disorders
  • and Suicide.

  • Avoid judgement 
  • Check in periodically
  • Ask them what they need
  • Offer to get help
  • Encourage them to seek help

  •  “I believe you.”
  • “It’s not your fault.”
  • “You are not alone.”
  • “I care about you.”

 

Where Can You Can Go to Get Help?

On-Campus Resources

Location: Student Health and Counseling Center

Phone Number: 559.278.2734

Website: /health/index.html

Hours: depends on day, see website for more information

Location: Henry Madden Library, Fourth Floor

Phone Number: 559.278.5357

Website: http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/hr/title-ix/index.html

Location: Student Health and Counseling Center

Phone Number: 559.278.6796

Website: /survivoradvocate/advocate/

Location: Cross Cultural and Gender Center

Phone Number: 559.278.4435

Availability: M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Off-Campus Resources

Breaking the Silence is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of child abuse and prevention techniques through survivor empowerment and community education.

Centro La Familia has served low-income families throughout Fresno County for 38 years by providing access to life sustaining resources. Services include health/wellness, family strengthening, victim services, policy/leadership development, and immigration.  

The Family Healing Center provides critical services to women and children who are survivors of sexual and physical abuse and domestic violence as well as those who witness abuse.

Marjaree Mason Center provides emergency and longer-term safe housing, along with a wide variety of support services for victims of domestic violence in Fresno County. 

RCS Fresno aims to end rape and sexual violence and to support and empower survivors while promoting safe, consensual relationships.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse is a 12-step, self-help recovery program modeled after AA. Their mission is to empower survivors of childhood sexual abuse and to help them thrive.