What Should You Do If You Are Sexually Assaulted?
- Get to a safe place.
- Call 911 or
- Campus Security 325-793-4666 or
- Go to a hospital emergency room.
- Contact family/friends for help and support.
PROTECT THE EVIDENCE
Do not shower, bathe, douche, or change your clothes.
- Do not disturb anything at the scene of the assault or throw away any evidence.
- If you decide not to go to the police immediately, write down all the details of the assault (who, what, where, when, why and how) and keep them in case you wish to report the assault later.
What Do I Do If I Need Help?
- Ensure your safety! Take all threats seriously. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
- Get medical care as soon as possible for injuries, or if sexual assault occurs, for pregnancy prevention or STD testing:
Hendrick Medical Center/SANE Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
1900 Pine Street
Abilene Regional Medical Cent
6250 HWY 83/84
Emergency Dept./Trauma Center
Victim Crisis Hotline 24/7
Regional Victims Crisis Center
- Talk to the authorities about protective orders.
- Contact a hotline for safety planning. A safety plan is not a safety guarantee, but it can help. (1-800-799-7233) National Domestic Violence Hotline.
- Seek support from mental health professionals. Contact the Coordinator of Counseling Services, 325-793-4881.
- Tell friends, professors, and others you trust about your situation and develop a plan for when you need help. Provide them pictures of the perpetrator.
- Vary your daily schedule as much as you can and change your travel routes. Avoid being home alone when possible.
- Limit the amount of personal information you put on social networking sites such as Facebook or Instagram.
- Keep proof of every incident and report them to law enforcement and campus authorities.
- Keep evidence of the violence or stalking. When the offender follows you or contacts you, write down the time, date, and place. Obtain the names and addresses of witnesses; log everything related to the incidents in order to help with prosecution.
- Keep all emails, Facebook/Twitter? Other social media posts, notes, phone, and text messages. Photograph anything of yours the offender damages and/or any injuries the perpetrator causes.