Understanding and preventing dating violence
Fact: Victimization rates for disabled adults are 4-10 times higher than for those without disabilities. Retrieved on December 16, 2013 from http//suiviviors_legal Sexual violence and rape can happen to anyone at any time.The majority of perpetrators of these crimes are males known to the victims (e.g. These crimes usually occur in the victim’s home or in hospitals. Perpetrators, not survivors, are responsible for sexual violence.Fact: Sexual assault can result in serious and intense emotional and physical reactions for victims (depression, thoughts of suicide, headaches, anxiety) which can have lasting consequences and may significantly interfere with daily functioning. Factsheets: The Cost of Inaction: Social and Economic Consequences of Untreated Sexual violence in NYC. Members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community are, like anyone else, at risk of acquaintance, date and partner rape.Social consequences include strained relationships with family, friends, and intimate partners. Retrieved on December 16, 2013 from http//suiviviors_factsheet_11. Retrieved on December 16, 2013 from http//suiviviors_factsheet_144. In addition, we are at risk of being the target of hate crimes, that is, of being sexually assaulted because of our sexual orientation or identity.And make sure your policies and procedures are clear and always updated.Fact: Rape is committed to control, degrade, humiliate or harm another person.
Assemble a threat assessment team (TAT) or hire a trusted outside third party to assess your organization’s risk for workplace violence.According to research, there is no evidence that workplace violence is a result of someone spontaneously “snapping” one day.