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NCJ Number: 98123 Find in a Library
Title: Let's Talk About Sexual Assault
Corporate Author: Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre
Victoria, BC V8B 4H3, Canada
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre
1045 Linden Avenue
Victoria, BC V8B 4H3,
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Written for adolescent females in Canada, this self-help manual corrects common misconceptions about sexual assault, explains the 1983 changes in the Canadian Criminal Code on the subject of sexual assault, gives advice on self-defense, and describes victim support services.
Abstract: A brief history of sexual assault explains the cultural attitudes toward sexuality and their influence on sexual assault. A quiz presents 12 common beliefs about sexual assault and permits readers to test their knowledge. Charts explain how the Canadian law has been changed to include three levels of sexual assault. Techniques for emotional self-defense through assertiveness, physical defense through reduction of risks, and physical defense if attacked are summarized. Guidelines on actions to take following an assault explain what to expect at the hospital, from the police, in the courts, from family and friends, and in attitudes and feelings as a victim. Lists of warning signs of sexual abuse and definitions are included, as is a 16-item bibliography.
Index Term(s): Canada; Criminal codes; Personal Security/Self Protection; Self instructional materials; Sexual assault; Sexual assault trauma
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