If you have been sexually assaulted and are under the age of 18, please understand:
A mandated reporter is someone who has regular contact with youth and other vulnerable people (for example, elderly and sick people) and are legally required to report to police if abuse is observed or suspected. Teachers, school staff, nurses and doctors are examples of mandated reporters.
SFWAR counselors are NOT mandated reporters. Youth are welcome to utilize SFWAR services for support. SFWAR will NOT contact the police without permission.
Confidentiality is when information shared by a survivor with a counselor is not shared with anyone else.
SFWAR counselors hold confidentiality except in instances of suicidal behavior or homicidal plans.
A safety plan is defined by you for your situation. You are the expert on your experience and your path to safety.
SFWAR counselors can discuss your safety plan with you and offer appropriate referrals and support.
- Child and Adolescent Support, Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC)
- Lyric: Center for LGBTQQ Youth
- Oasis for Girls: a place for young women to discover their dreams and build strong futures.
- Larkin Street Youth
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