Defining Sexual Assault
Catalogue Number: 600650
Producer: Human Relations Media
Subject: Abuse, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Safety, Social Issues, Violence
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 39
Closed Captions: Yes
PART ONE: WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT? WHAT IS CONSENT?
Defines terminology including sexual assault, sexual violence, rape culture, and consent. Defines who is able and unable to legally give consent. Gives statistics for who is at the greatest risk for sexual assault, who is likely to be a perpetrator of sexual assault, and which groups of people underreport sexual assault. Hear stories of sexual assault as told by survivors.
PART TWO: AFTER AN ASSAULT
Breaks down your options as a survivor of sexual assault, including medical intervention, forensic exams, filing a police report, prosecuting a perpetrator, seeking counseling and other services, victim's rights according to title XI, and rights as a minor. Also examines the best methods of supporting a friend or relative who has experienced sexual assault and how you might help them after an assault.
PART THREE: RISK REDUCTION AND BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
This section examines two important methods for prevention of sexual assault and explains that sexual assault can never be 100% preventable. Experts explain methods of risk reduction such as going out in numbers, staying together, and keeping tabs on friends; Program guides students through a step-by-step explanation of bystander intervention techniques, in which people work together to intervene before, during or after an assault occurs.
Includes Resource Guide.
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