The Seoul Crisis Intervention Center for Women and Children provides a wide range of services including 24/7 counseling, medical, legal, psychotherapy or violence investigation services to the victims of sexual abuse, family violence and sex trafficking to prevent and intervene in secondary abuse.
This center offers psychological counseling, legal services and investigation of abuse situations as well as medical diagnoses for battered women of all ages, children under the age of 13 and the mentally handicapped who have experienced sexual abuse.
It also provides family counseling services to reinforce family bonds and empower individual family members to create a support network for victims.
This center was established through an agreement among the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, Seoul Metropolitan City, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency and Seoul National University Hospital and is operated by Seoul National University Hospital.
A group of experts, which includes a psychiatrist, nurse, counselor, clinical psychologist, therapist, and policewoman, provide comprehensive services for victims.

 
   

Legal Background

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Article 18 of the sexual offense prevention and victim protection law: The operation of social service centers for victims

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Article 4, Section 4 of the family violence prevention and victim protection law: Responsibilities of the nation and community.
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Article 3 of the prevention of sexual trafficking and victim protection law: Responsibilities of the nation and community

 

Get Help

dot Reporting - Professional counselor and policewoman stand by for 24 hours
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Interview - Report violence and receive crisis counseling
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Comprehensive support services

 

Counseling

dot Early intervention in crisis/emergency situations
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Take action for victims and their families to help them regain psychological stability.

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Individual and group counseling, family counseling, educational programs for victims and their families

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Referral to a social service center in the community

 

Medical Servic

dot Emergency medical service is on 24 hours standby.
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Medical treatment for victims of sexual assault

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Follow-up medical care depending on victim conditions in conjunction with emergency medicine, the maternity unit, the neuropsychiatry unit and other units

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Issuance of doctor's certificates and medical references

 
   

Therapy

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Psychological testing for victims and their family

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Individual therapy utilizing play therapy, art therapy, sandplay therapy, psychological treatment and cognitive behavior therapy.

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Group therapy utilizing group play therapy, socialization therapy and group counseling.

 

Investigation of the case and legal process

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Assistance in police investigation to arrest criminals in the early stage.

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Testimony recording, writing of police report for victims.

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Collecting legal evidenc

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Advocacy services for victims in conjunction with the Korea Legal Aid Corporation, the Korean Bar Association, the Korea Rape Crisis Center and the Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations

 

Follow-up Service - The center provides continuous services for victims through the case management and filing system

All services are available for women and children of all ages who are experiencing sexual abuse, family violence and sexual trafficking

dot Sexual Abuse
 
Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another and this includes non-consensual verbal sexual demands, forced physical sexual behavior, unwanted touching, sexual harassment, propositioning and the distribution of pornography
dot Family Violence
 

Family violence including child abuse and wife battery is a situation in which one family member causes physical, mental or emotional harm to another family member.
Violence among siblings who do not live together is not included.

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Sexual Traffic
 

Sexual Traffic is the illegal trade in human beings for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. Victims of sexual traffic including teens and the disabled who are forced into prostitution will escape punishment and be legally protected.

 

Violation Prevention and Responses

dot Response to sexual violence
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Call 112 or report to the Seoul Crisis Intervention Center for Women and Children via phone (02-3672-0365). It is recommended that your visit to the center takes place before showering, bathing or washing hands to ensure collection of medical evidence such as sperm and hair that may be found on the clothes that you are wearing.

- If you are in immediate danger, call 1366 for help.
dot Family Violence
 

Family violence including child abuse and wife battery is a situation in which one family member causes physical, mental or emotional harm to another family member.
Violence among siblings who do not live together is not included.

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Response to family violence
 

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Talk about what you are going through with someone you trust.
Get the medical attention you need after an assault and preserve evidence of your injuries by taking a photo.
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Respond strongly and take action in the early stages of violence.
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If you are a victim of frequent violence, give notice beforehand to 112, the Women’s emergency line 1366 or the Seoul Crisis Intervention Center for Women and Children to access immediate help when necessary.
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Prepare a bag with identification, your medical insurance card and cash to leave an abusive situation immediately.
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Escape brothels and call 1366 or contact the Seoul Crisis Intervention Center for Women and Children (Tel. 02-3672-0365) for emergency help.
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The police are authorized by law to investigate suspected brothels and collect evidence including voice recordings.
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The police and the center will arrange to conduct rescue operations with the help of family and friends.
dot Directions
 

Address: Seoul University Hospital Hamchun Center B101,
101 Daehakro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080(110-744)
Tel. 02-3672-0365 Fax.02-3672-0368
Website: www.help0365.or.kr

Subway:  50m from The Haehwa Station (Exit No. 3), the Subway Line 4

Outbound Buses: Get off at the Haehwa Station stop, Daehakro
Blue Bus: No. 109, 273
Green Bus: No. 012, 2112
Maeul Bus: Jongno 12

Inbound Buses: Get off at the Haehwa Station stop, Daehakro
Blue Bus: No. 101, 102, 104, 106, 107, 109, 143, 149, 150, 162, 273, 301, 407
Green Bus: No.148, 2112
Maeul Bus: Jongno 08, Jongno 12

 

We are all born of woman and were once all children. We must protect and care for those who are in danger.