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Need Assistance?

 

To talk to someone, receive counseling, or obtain assistance in getting a restraining order, please contact the Family Support Center at 715-723-1138, or 1-800-400-7020.

Feel free to report any criminal behavior to your local law enforcement agency.

 

 

Web Site Links

 

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) web site provides helpful information on issues surrounding sexual assault. Their web site address is www.wcasa.org.

 

Other helpful web sites:

 

1)  www.rainn.org

 

2)  www.nsvrc.org

 

Sexual Assault

Sexual violence is any act (verbal and/or physical) which breaks a person's trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature. The term "sexual violence" includes:  rape, incest, child sexual assault, ritual abuse, date and acquaintance rape, marital or partner rape, sexual contact, sexual harassment, exposure, and voyeurism.

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Sexual assaults are acts of violence where sex is used as a weapon. Assaults are motivated primarily out of anger and/or a need to feel powerful by controlling, dominating, or humiliating the victim.

 

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Victims/survivors of sexual assaults are forced, coerced, and/or manipulated to participate in unwanted sexual activity.

 

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Victims/survivors do not cause their assaults and are not to blame. Offenders are responsible for their assaults.

 

 

 

This information was obtained from the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA). WCASA is a membership organization of sexual assault centers, other organizations, and individuals throughout Wisconsin working to end sexual violence.

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