If you have experienced harassment, relationship violence, been the victim of stalking behavior, or have been sexually assaulted as a child, an adolescent, or since attending college, talking with someone about the traumatic experience can be very important in beginning the healing process.Sexual violence is a complex and painful experience which may require a combination of psychological, medical, legal, spiritual, family and personal responses. The impact of sexual violence can disrupt a person's life in many ways. Common feelings include fear, anxiety, rage, depression, self-blame and guilt. Thoughts can be contradictory and confusing, and make normal concentration difficult. Counseling and the support of others can help your recovery.
All CHD counselors are trained on issues surrounding sexual violence and can provide support and information. A counselor can help you process your experience, guide you in coping with the trauma, and help you consider options and decide what will be most beneficial to healing in your individual situation. We can offer support and information—our goal is to help you make your own informed, empowered decisions.
To schedule an appointment, call Counseling and Human Development (CHD) at
603-646-9442 or stop by CHD in Dick's House.
In addition to support provided by CHD and the Sexual Assault Awareness Program (SAAP), there are many other resources available. A list of these resources can be found on the SAAP web site: http://www.dartmouth.edu/sexualabuse/saap/
Need Help Now--CHD offers 24-hour crisis counseling for enrolled students or for those who are concerned about an enrolled student.
CHD clinicians recognizes the importance of privacy and safety as the basis of effective counseling. We do not share information about students seeking help at CDH with anyone without written permission. Exceptions to confidentiality are rare and specifically mandated by law and professional ethics. For further information, please see Confidentiality & Release of Information www.dartmouth.edu/~chd/confidentiality/
Last Updated: 8/8/14