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Dealing with the trauma of sexual assault

University life is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable times of a person’s life. Unfortunately, for some this is the time they may fall victims to sexual assault.
 
The term sexual assault has shockingly become normalised in society and has become a common threat to university students. The University of the Free State (UFS) through its sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence policy strongly condemns any form of sexual abuse. Dr Melissa Barnaschone, Director at Student Counselling and Development (UFS) says the university cares for the health and wellbeing of students and provides necessary support for victims of sexual assault and trauma.
 
It is unfortunate that sexual assault comes with many misconceptions that often shift responsibility and blame from the perpetrator to the victim. “It is important to always remember that it is not your fault; do not blame yourself,” says Dr Barnaschone. Helpguide.Org: Trusted guide to mental & emotional health says sexual assault leaves psychological wounds and sometimes long-lasting health challenges. Such trauma can severely affect a person’s ability to cope with daily academic, social, professional, and personal responsibilities.
 
Any sexual violence is a crime and as a victim, you are not to blame. Healing is achieved when you start to believe that you are not responsible for what happened to you. Visit Helpguide.Org for more information on post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma recovery tips and other related topics.

On this video clip, Dr Barnaschone shares some guidelines to deal with sexual assault and trauma: 

News Archive

Programme: Intervarsity: Kovsies vs Pukke, 3 & 4 August
2007-08-03

Vrydag, 3 Augustus / Friday, 3 August

Netbal / Netball

Fanie du toit-sportterrein / Sports fields

16:00

Soetdoring vs Minjonet

 

Emily Hobhouse vs Eikenhof

17:00

Vergeet-my-nie vs Wanda

 

Bellatrix vs Sonnedou

18:00

Wag-‘n-Bietjie vs Heide

 

Roosmaryn vs Vergeet-my-nie(pukke)

SOKKER / SOCCER

Fanie du toit-sportterrein / Sports fields

16:00

Dames / Ladies

18:00

Mans 2de span / Mens 2nd team

20:00

UV 1/UFS 1 vs ALS PUK Tawana

Muurbal / Squash

Binnenshuis Sportsentrum / Indoor Sports Centre

18:00

 

Vlugbal / Volleyball

Binnenshuis Sportsentrum / Indoor Sports Centre

18:00

Mans / Men

Basketbal / Basketball

Binnenshuis Sportsentrum / Indoor Sports Centre

20:00

Mans / Men

Saterdag, 4 Augustus / Saturday 4 August

Netbal / Netball

Fanie du Toit Sportterrein / Sport Fields

08:30

UV 0/19B/UFS U/19B vs PUK3

09:30

UV 0/21 / UFS U/21 vs PUK2

 

UV 0/19A/UFS U/19A vs PUK 0/19 / U/19

11:30

KOVSIES 1 vs PUK1

Skaak / Chess

Natuurwetenskapgebou / Natural Science Building

09:00

 

Gholf / Golf

Potch

06:30

 

Hokkie / Hockey

Astro 1 & 2

08:30

Wag-‘n-Bietjie 1 vs Wag-‘n-Bietjie

 

Sonnedou vs Bellatrix 1

09:20

Roosmaryn vs Heide 1

 

Soetdoring vs Kasteel 1

10:10

Vergeet-my-Nie vs Republiek 1

 

Emily Hobhouse vs Dinki 1

11:30

UV 2/UFS 2 vs PUK 2 Dames/Ladies

13:00

UV 1/UFS 1 VS PUK 1 Dames/Ladies

Rugby

Olënpark A & B, Potch Dorp

08:30

Veritas vs De Wilgers                               

 

Reitz vs Villagers

09:45

Vishuis vs Overs

 

JBM vs Patria

10:00

Colts vs PUK Uitnodigingspan / Invitational  team

11:00

Karee vs Veritas (PUK)

 

Armentum vs Heimat

11:10

0/19’s / u/19’s

12:30

0/21’s / u/21’s

 

Ritsims vs Puk Jongspan

14:20

Irawas vs Ibbies

16:30

SHIMLAS VS PUK 1

Tennis

Fanie Du Toit-sportterrein / Sports Fields

08:30

Mans & Dames /  Men & Ladies

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