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What type of services do you provide for sexually assaulted victims?

What type of services do you provide for sexually assaulted victims? Thank you so much for reaching out! Sexual assault is a complicated issue that can bring about all sorts of different emotions and reactions, including feelings of being ashamed, guilty, and confused. So, THANK YOU for reaching out! There are misconceptions that assault can be prevented by clothing or…

Your male friend tells you that he had an unwanted sexual experience when he was younger with someone he looked up to. He questions if it was sexual assault because he was sexually aroused during the interaction. what do you do?

Some possible options (depending on your comfort and his openness to further discussion) include: Offer encouragement for his willingness to consider a challenging question. Listen neutrally. Avoid defining what happened for him. Explore whether he feels there was a power imbalance in the relationship. Who has the power? Offer to help him find resources to learn more about unwanted and…

I was raped 6 months ago and I dont want to report

Hi Auntie, I was raped 6 months ago and I am 22 years old and I don’t want to report because at the time it was my boyfriend at the time, but we broke up and I want to tell my counselor, but I don’t want to report Dear relative, I am so sorry to hear you were raped by…

What does MMIW stand for?

Hey auntie, I keep seeing MMIW and I was wondering if you can explain that? Thanks! It’s to bring awareness to the disproportionate rates of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in the US and Canada Homicide is the third leading cause of death for indigenous women ages 10 to 24. A major problem is that Indigenous women are often…

I’m 13 is it ok to cuddle with my aunt in the bed

Is it ok to cuddle with my aunt in bed?  No. Certainly not in the way that you are implying. You’ll find that many tribes have warnings against this. Like the Zuni Koyemshi, or mud head dancers. Their facial figures are distorted and over exaggerated, as they are the result of an insestual relationship. They are known as the clowns…

What is your take on consent?

What is your take on consent? Consent is a complex issue, but really import to understand when entering to relationships. Thank you for bringing this up. Consent is important to understand in ALL our relationships, romantic or personal. Most people think about consent in the context of sexual or physical activity in romantic relationships. Consent is also important to understand…

I want out of sex trade

Dear Auntie, I want out of the sex trade You are so brave for reaching out. No one deserves to be forced to do things against their will. Your next steps may feel full of uncertainty, but I want you to know that there are caring people out there who can help you take control of your life.  Looking for…

Someone in my family is in a really abusive relationship. How can I help

Someone in my family is in a really abusive relationship. I’ve tried talking to her but she just says that she loves him & don’t want to leave. It got to the point where she would lie so he won’t get into trouble for beating her. Is there any way I can help? You’re right for looking into how you…

There’s a lot of grabbing girls butts at my school, what can I do

Hello Auntie, there are a lot of touching/grabbing girls butts at my school and everyone thinks that it’s okay. What can I do to stop this? I think adults at school are trying, but looks like nothing is working. I’m so glad you wrote in. That’s repulsive. I remember when I was in middle school and the fad was depantsing,…
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