Rachel Grace (invisiblepast) wrote in _survivors_,
Rachel Grace

A quick question...

Almost two years ago, I was assaulted. This was not the first time I've had something like this happen to me.

I've been seeing a therapist for this, but haven't told her that much yet. She knows a bit about the first time I was sexually abused, but that's it.

Anyhow, I heard something somewhere about a therapist being required by law to report an assault to the police if it happened three or less years ago. Is this true? (I live in California, and am a minor, if that is any help...)

If it is true, how exactly do they report it? As in, if I don't give a name or any identifiable features, am I okay? Or do they file something, like, "Rachel Grace was assaulted on 18 December, 2004..."

How exactly does it all work?

Alternatively, if it's something similar but different, how does that work?

Thank you!


-Rachel Grace
Tags: confidentiality
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