Shock numbness disbelief disorientation fear for

This preview shows page 66 - 81 out of 90 pages.

Shock, numbness, disbelief Disorientation Fear for safety, vulnerability Feeling dirty, ashamed Could have denial Immediate Rape Effects
Feelings of self-blame, guilt Embarrassment Fear that others won’t believe them Preoccupation with images of what happened Immediate Effects Of Rape, (Con’t)
Receive medical attention, go to hospital Focus on safety & feeling safe May not want to be alone Talk to persons you trust & get support Call hotlines Seek counseling Rape Aftercare
Focus on self-care: food, sleep, exercise Reporting rape is up to you You don’t have to decide right away It’s important for survivor to make decisions that help them to regain their feeling of control in their life again Rape Aftercare, (Con’t)
Bruising, physical pain, genital bleeding Headaches, stomach aches Sleep disturbances Eating disruption Physical Effects Of Rape
Difficulty concentrating Loss of sexual interest Loss of energy Exposure to pregnancy & STI’s Physical Effects, (Con’t)
Helplessness, powerlessness, loss of control Extreme vulnerability Sadness, crying, anxiety, depression Self-blame & guilt May be re-enforced by others with questions & comments made Emotional Effects Of Rape
Shame, feeling dirty, devalued, humiliated, damaged Feeling unsafe, afraid to leave house, limited socializing Inability to trust others Anger Emotional Effects Of Rape, (Con’t)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a mental disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event Fear is natural after a trauma & most people recover naturally Some continue to experience problems & feel stressed or frightened even when not in danger It can interfere with relationships & work Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A Conversation About PTSD (3:42)
Rape trauma syndrome : a form of post- traumatic stress disorder occurring as a result of rape Some reactions are experienced immediately while others may not come up for months or years after rape Rape Trauma Syndrome
Common symptoms can include: Flashbacks, frightening thoughts Nightmares, bad dreams Severe anxiety, stress Prolonged sadness, unexplained crying, depression Uncontrolled thoughts about event Rape Trauma Syndrome, (Con’t)
Understand that only people who rape can prevent rape But there are things we can all do to hopefully avoid being victim of rape Clearly communicate wishes & limits & be respectful of stated messages Listen to messages stated Look for body message signals Never try to talk someone out of their limits Date Rape Prevention
Avoid putting yourself in a vulnerable situation – think before you go places Make sure you have a way to get home Go out in groups & have someone stay sober Make sure everyone goes home together In party situations, keep persons who are drunk/passed out visible – not in quiet bedroom Many females report getting raped that way “Safer” Behaviors
Limit alcohol/drug use Excess drinking will make it difficult for you to see dangers or protect yourself Don’t accept open drinks from strangers

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture