Direct vs. Indirect Intervention

Ally Intervention can be direct or indirect. If you feel unsafe intervening directly, call the police. Direct Intervention tactics: State your objections. Take a firm stand. ("She said 'No.'") Drive an intoxicated person home. Interrupt or create a distraction. (Knock on the door until someone answers.) Talk to the person directly. Speak the truth…

“You took away my privacy, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today.” #BreakTheSilence

5 Million People Read This Sexual Assault Survivor's Letter. You Should, Too. Post Author: Katie Ashbaugh, Chicago, IL “Your Honor, if it is all right, for the majority of this statement I would like to address the defendant directly,” the young woman’s statement begins. “You don’t know me, but you’ve…

How to Become a SANE Nurse

To become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), you must first be a registered nurse (or advanced practice). Find a SANE training in your area or check the IAFN calendar for online courses.** After beginning practice as a SANE, trained SANE nurses who meet the eligibility requirements may take a board certification examination.  Eligibility…

Filing a Police Report

Filing a Police Report Filing a police report will document the incident and take the first step towards filing criminal charges. The process will vary depending on your circumstances and the jurisdiction, however, these two documents from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will help you know what to expect: IACP Supplemental Sexual…

The Healing Years

Excerpt from a Documentary Featuring: Former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur and her courageous story of healing from the child sexual abuse by her father. Janice Mirikitani, President of Glide Memorial Church, her inspiring story of healing and launching much needed support groups for women survivors of sexual abuse. Barbara…