There is a gap in existing literature and informational handouts about sexual assault and consent that are available on college campuses. Many of the documents available are very technical and sterile and do not communicate the information effectively. They also do not fully address many of the questions and confusion regarding consent that many college students have and what to fully expect when reporting an assault.
I created the no consent handout as a means of sharing information with students (or other victims of assault that may be exposed to these handouts) in a style that is more accessible to college-aged individuals. This information includes more comprehensible definitions of sexual assault, confidentiality, and consent, in addition to clear information on what steps can be taken after an assault. I also included data on recovery and healing, including information on therapy and self-care and statistics of post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideation post-assault.
The “consent map” on the back of the handout includes possible questions a person may be asked when talking about his or her sexual assault or when reporting the assault. The questions are followed by information regarding the legality or impact on consent of certain situations.