Sexual Violence Community Protocols During COVID-19

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Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) developed the attached protocol that provides guidance to communities on sexual violence response: to Recognize, Respond and Refer to Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence and an update on the recent changes to sexual assault core service delivery, emerging trends, and future considerations in response to COVID-19.

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence is a province-wide, toll-free, talk-text-and chat service that provides Albertan’s with support, information, and referrals to specialized sexual violence services. Since the start of pandemic, Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence has seen a 57% increase in the number of people reaching out for support via call, text, and chat.

Support is available 9:00 am to 9:00 pm seven days a week with access to interpretation services in over 200 languages, including Cree.

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence1-866-403-8000