When sexual violence needs to be reported, the victim must first speak with a trained counselor or advocate. This counselor or advocate should not be a confidential source but should be someone that the victim trusts to help them understand what is happening to them and to be able to give a complete account of what happened to them during the assault.
In addition, the counselor or advocate will help the victim understand the warning signs of abuse and how to find help in dealing with the dangers of an abusive relationship. He or she can provide referrals to resources for survivors of abuse.
But regardless of where an abuser lives or what state the victim lives in, she should always be sure to take her university-exam, no matter how great or small that may seem. As with all examinations, it can also be used to prepare for a criminal background check, a job interview, or any other occasion when the victim wants to prove that she is fit to do the job well.
Victims of intimate partner and sexual violence deserve protection from their attackers and from the rest of the world. This means taking their exams. It means that a criminal background check should never be done without the permission of the victim.
Unfortunately, many colleges and universities around the country are still not equipped to handle an assault case involving either a campus crime victim or a sexual violence survivor. In order to have any chance of protecting students from intimate partner and sexual violence, the school must become trained and need to be taught by the best resources available to them. And yet they still do not provide this type of training.
When a perpetrator of intimate partner and sexual violence is found guilty of his or her crimes, the perpetrator must face appropriate consequences for their crimes. The most effective means of giving this protection is through a campus court. In this case, the accused and the victim are forced to sit together and stand before a panel of judges, who oversee the case and determine the appropriate punishment for the perpetrator.
Another of the ways that universities can be made aware of the growing prevalence of intimate partner and sexual violence is through prevention education. This type of education can be a free form that encourages young adults to talk about sexual harassment, consent, and the repercussions of sexual violence and bullying. This type of education can also promote healthier relationships between students and teachers, and between faculty and students.
If an intimate partner or sexual violence is reported to a college or university after the fact, then the student should feel free to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator. These types of lawsuits can be filed as soon as the assault occurs. In addition, victims of intimate partner and sexual violence should feel free to talk about their experiences with their doctors or with the counselors on staff.
In the case of sexual violence, it is vital that victims seek counseling for victims of sexual violence because victims of sexual violence are not only victimized once but are then assaulted over again as they try to heal. Victims of sexual violence are often raped on a daily basis, and thus the effects of their trauma are often long-lasting. Although there are support groups on campus, the physical effects of trauma are difficult to treat.
Victims of sexual violence are often harassed by their assailants, even after the assault has been reported. Some victims have been threatened with their attacker’s name, their address, or even pictures of their assailant. Victims should avoid bringing such information to their school administrators, as the information can prevent the perpetrator from being apprehended sooner and getting a chance to get the help he or she needs.