Were you aware that every 68 seconds, an American suffers from sexual assault?

It’s a sobering statistic that knows no boundaries from race or even sex. Females are most often the victim, however males can be subjected to the horrific act as well.

Layne Garrett, LPC joins Ken & Eric on The Gut Check Project to discuss the barriers to helping those that may need an escape form the tortuous burden of having been a victim of a crime that they never deserved.

Layne’s service is a noble cause, and one that we all probably may underestimate the scale of the actual number of people that need help. A former teacher, Layne has rededicated her career to hellion those that suffer in silence. But nobody needs to suffer alone, and there is hope to overcome the trauma.

Making yourself aware of the clues might even provide some insight and you may notice a loved one of your own might need to talk with someone like Layne. There are all kinds of pathways to healthy living, and being consumed by the stress stemming from trauma is worth addressing.

How prevalent might these scenarios be? Here are some numbers to consider:

– 70% of sexual assaults are committed by a perpetrator known or related to the victim (1)

– 2 in 5 women in Texas have been sexually assaulted (2) -1 in 5 men in Texas have been sexual assaulted (2)

-6.3 million Texans have experienced some form of sexual assault in their lifetime (2)

· 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted). ·

About 3% of American men—or 1 in 33—have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

· A majority of child victims are 12-17. Of victims under the age of 18: 34% of victims of sexual assault and rape are under age 12, and 66% of victims of sexual assault and rape are age 12-17. · 9 out of every 10 victims of rape are women.

Join Layne with Ken & Eric as they discuss what sexual trauma therapy looks like, what goals can be attained, techniques like EMDR, and why there truly is how for a better life for all victims of traumatic events.

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