Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Trauma, Power-Based Violence & Sexual Health

While common reactions have been noted, all reactions to trauma are normal since sexual and power-based violence affect everyone differently; prior experiences will interact with all of the other intimate elements that make up an individual including both their biology and social circumstances.

chart of the window of tolerance by Ogden PhD.

Resources for Male Survivors

24 hr. Help Resources

For University of Michigan students, staff, faculty and their loved ones:

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC): (734) 936-3333

For Washtenaw County residents:

  • Safehouse Center: (734) 995-5444

National helpline:

For UM Students provided by CAPS - A Journey Towards Healing

Provided by CAPS:

This group is for individuals who have experienced unwanted sexual contact as children or adults. It will provide a safe and confidential space to process feelings, thoughts, and memories related to sexual trauma, and provide support as group members explore the impact of trauma on multiple aspects of one life. This group will examine themes of power, helplessness, control, safety, and connectedness, while working to experience life beyond abuse and beyond identification with abuse.  All genders and gender identities welcome.

Group meets on Wednesdays 12:-1:30 or 12:30-2:00 and start date to be determined

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