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What can I do if it's happened to me

If you've been the victim of date rape there's no 'right' or 'wrong' thing to do or feel. But here are some suggestions you might find helpful. Read more.


Helping a friend or family member

If you're close to someone who's been the victim of date rape, then you might be trying to think what's best to do. The first thing to do is to believe them, then to support them in a way that is helpful rather than adding to their distress. Read more.


Guys as victims

Date rape of guys may be less common than for girls, but it's every bit as distressing. If you're a guy who's been raped, then you will hopefully find most of the suggestions on this website helpful (particularly What can I do if it's happened to me?). But you may also be facing some issues that are different for guys than girls. Read more.


Help in languages other than English

There are two information booklets − 'What is Sexual Assault?' and 'Where You Can Get Help' − available in Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Turkish, Korean, Italian, Arabic, Khmer and Chinese. You can order or download these from:

www1.health.nsw.gov.au/ecav/ProdRes/pamphlets/whataresexual.asp

For leaflets about domestic violence and sexual assault in 20 languages visit: www.osw.dpmc.au//index.tlml

Translating and Interpreting Service – This service can provide you with an interpreter in your own language for free. Phone 13 14 50.


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