NSVRC NSVRC provides research and tools to advocates working on the frontlines to end sexual harassment, assault, and abuse with the understanding that ending sexual violence also means ending racism, sexism, and all forms of oppression.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), based in the U.S., provides information and resources about sexual violence and sexual assault to individuals and organizations around the world. If you have a specific question about sexual violence, you can call or email the NSVRC at 1-877-739-3895 or [email protected].

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Many who have complex PTSD struggle in differentiating between what’s safe and secure, versus what’s familiar and comfor...
10/14/2021
The Reasons People With Complex PTSD Self-Isolate

Many who have complex PTSD struggle in differentiating between what’s safe and secure, versus what’s familiar and comfortable.

Learning compassion for those suffering from complex trauma

Respecting personal boundaries is important in all interactions. The pandemic has made that clearer than ever.
10/11/2021
Consent Is About More Than S*x

Respecting personal boundaries is important in all interactions. The pandemic has made that clearer than ever.

Respecting personal boundaries is important in all interactions. The pandemic has made that clearer than ever.

A new California law makes it illegal to remove condoms without obtaining verbal consent.
10/10/2021
California makes it illegal to remove condom without consent

A new California law makes it illegal to remove condoms without obtaining verbal consent.

The law, the first of its kind in the U.S., was inspired by a 2017 Yale study that found acts of stealthing were increasing against both women and gay men.

Erika Marie Rivers created the Our Black Girls website to shine a light on Black girls and women who have gone missing o...
09/30/2021
Tens Of Thousands Of Black Women Vanish Each Year. This Website Tells Their Stories

Erika Marie Rivers created the Our Black Girls website to shine a light on Black girls and women who have gone missing or were murdered, a demographic that gets disproportionately less media coverage.

Erika Marie Rivers created the Our Black Girls website to shine a light on Black girls and women who have gone missing or were murdered, a demographic that gets disproportionately less media coverage.

Learn the basics about these community organizations that are there to support survivors.
09/30/2021
What are R**e Crisis Centers and how have they changed over the years?

Learn the basics about these community organizations that are there to support survivors.

What is a r**e crisis center? When were they founded? Where can you find one? And what services do they provide? Despite the expansion of r**e crisis centers over the past few decades, many people still have questions about these important local resources. Find the answers to these questions and mor...

Our thoughts are with the survivors and their families, with the hope that this conviction can be a step towards healing...
09/28/2021
Statement on Guilty Verdict in R. Kelly S*x Trafficking Trial

Our thoughts are with the survivors and their families, with the hope that this conviction can be a step towards healing.

Our thoughts are with the survivors and their families, with the hope that this conviction can be a step towards healing.

R. Kelly has been found guilty on all counts by a jury in the federal case against him for racketeering and charges rela...
09/27/2021
R. Kelly Found Guilty On All Counts In S*xual Abuse Trial

R. Kelly has been found guilty on all counts by a jury in the federal case against him for racketeering and charges relating to s*x trafficking.

This is the first time the R&B singer has been convicted for s*x crimes against minors and young women.

We celebrate the resiliency of the bis*xual+ community! Today is about accelerating acceptance of the bi+ (bis*xual, pan...
09/23/2021

We celebrate the resiliency of the bis*xual+ community! Today is about accelerating acceptance of the bi+ (bis*xual, pans*xual, fluid, no label, q***r, etc.) community.

We celebrate the resiliency of the bis*xual+ community! Today is about accelerating acceptance of the bi+ (bis*xual, pans*xual, fluid, no label, q***r, etc.) community.

Targets of this type of abuse tend to believe that they are involved in a loving relationship with the perpetrator, who ...
09/21/2021
We Know Grooming Is Predatory Behavior, But Why Is It So Hard To Recognize?

Targets of this type of abuse tend to believe that they are involved in a loving relationship with the perpetrator, who might start by creating an emotionally exploitative bond with a minor before later pressuring a young person into sending photographs or a s*xually abusive relationship.

"Understanding that someone you believed loved you didn't actually love you is really traumatic," Hoppmeyer tells Refinery29. "We as a society don't realize it, but the crime scene is the victim's body and they have to walk around in that body for the rest of their lives."

Practice everyday self-care by caring for those who are around you.
09/18/2021

Practice everyday self-care by caring for those who are around you.

Practice everyday self-care by caring for those who are around you.

By learning more about the connection between s*xual assault and su***de, we can learn to identify warning signs in ours...
09/17/2021
What Puts Survivors at Increased Risk for Su***de and How to Help

By learning more about the connection between s*xual assault and su***de, we can learn to identify warning signs in ourselves and loved ones.

By learning more about the connection between s*xual assault and su***de, we can learn to identify warning signs in ourselves and loved ones.

Check out our new resource on promoting health equity at the intersections of s*xual and intimate partner violence.
09/14/2021
Back to Basics: Partnering with Survivors and Communities to Promote Health Equity at the Intersections of S*xual and Intimate Partner Violence

Check out our new resource on promoting health equity at the intersections of s*xual and intimate partner violence.

This document was co-authored by staff of the National S*xual Violence Resource Center and National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, with significant input, guidance, and leadership from Black and women of color survivors and advocates.

Practice everyday self-care by listening to an uplifting song.
09/13/2021

Practice everyday self-care by listening to an uplifting song.

Practice everyday self-care by listening to an uplifting song.

Horses have long been used to support people with a range of special needs, both physical and mental, through riding and...
09/11/2021
Trauma and anxiety eased by the healing power of horses

Horses have long been used to support people with a range of special needs, both physical and mental, through riding and grooming sessions and equine-assisted learning.

In a field, with warm sunlight streaming through the cracks in the wooden shelter and a soft layer of sand covering the ground, a woman rests her…

Our Working with Male Survivors online toolkit will help advocates consider how to reach and engage men who need healing...
09/08/2021
Working with Male Survivors of S*xual Violence

Our Working with Male Survivors online toolkit will help advocates consider how to reach and engage men who need healing from s*xual violence, instruct you on mapping out potential partnerships in your service area, and give you guidance on creating s*xual assault services that meet the needs of male survivors.

The tools in this project will help you understand how male socialization impacts the stigma and reaction to s*xual violence.

Grooming behaviors are typically small, subtle, and not outright abusive: think giving a child a hug that lingers a litt...
09/07/2021
The Problem With How We Talk About Grooming

Grooming behaviors are typically small, subtle, and not outright abusive: think giving a child a hug that lingers a little too long, or sending them an NSFW video.

Allegations against Broadway star Alice Ripley have opened a discussion about “grooming” — a clinical term for child-abuse tactics that is becoming widely used online

Apps like TikTok can be a resource for young people seeking information about s*xual health — but many of the self-procl...
09/06/2021
Inside the Dangerous Rise of S*xual Health Myths on Social Media

Apps like TikTok can be a resource for young people seeking information about s*xual health — but many of the self-proclaimed experts may be doing more harm than good.

Apps like TikTok have become a s*x-ed resource for many teens, but it's not easy to tell which "experts" are actually giving good advice.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events — such as emotional, physical, or s*xual abuse — e...
09/04/2021
Adverse Childhood Experiences and PTSD: What's the Connection?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events — such as emotional, physical, or s*xual abuse — experienced in the first 18 years of life.

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can greatly affect a person's physical and mental well-being. Here's how ACEs may be connected to PTSD.

Learn how you can practice self-care in everyday ways to nourish your body and your mental health.
09/03/2021

Learn how you can practice self-care in everyday ways to nourish your body and your mental health.

Learn how you can practice self-care in everyday ways to nourish your body and your mental health.

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Join the FREE LIVE webinar - 16 Days of Activism . https://www.quicket.co.za/events/123128-16-days-of-activism-be-brave-webinar/?fbclid=IwAR2mI8ZBA2QEdmS46bvKQ8eQoYXdZbPs3rYdyr8ZiBh8SksiiC96fVEDXO8#/ . Do you want to eradicate s*xual violence or any gender-based violence? Do you want to fight masculine toxicity? Do you want to be BRAVE? Join the dialogue! . What is 16 Days of Activism? The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign (16 Days Campaign) is a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from 25 November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). Other key commemorative days during this period include World Aids Day on the 1st December and the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December of every year. . Three dates and times to choose from: 26 November 7:30 pm South African time (GMT+2) 2 December 3 pm South African time (GMT+2) 8 December 9 am South African time (GMT+2) . Lois Wagner found freedom after a brutal attack and r**e. Join her to discuss how we can prevent this horror from happening to you or your loved ones. https://www.quicket.co.za/events/123128-16-days-of-activism-be-brave-webinar/?fbclid=IwAR2mI8ZBA2QEdmS46bvKQ8eQoYXdZbPs3rYdyr8ZiBh8SksiiC96fVEDXO8#/
I introduce my book entitled, A FAMILY FOR US: Together Against Domestic Violence. Great thanks to Lisa Alexander and Lisa Nicole Publishing in Florida, USA for the support to see me a published author. Support this great project by purchasing a copy of the book. Kindly access the book on Amazon using the link below. https://www.amazon.com/FAMILY-US-Together-Domestic-Violence/dp/B08NDR1BVZ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=A+FAMILY+FOR+US%3A+Together+Against+Domestic+violence&qid=1605641270&sr=8-1
Can you help us, PLEASE! In ANY way.
NSVRC are fake allies to male survivors. One in four men will be the victims of at least one unwanted s*xual experience across their lifespans. Groups such as the National S*xual Violence Resource Center who trumpet the utterly bogus "1 in 71 men are r**ed" statistic are NOT interested in listening to or supporting male survivors. That stat is cherrypicked to make it appear as though male s*xual assault/abuse isn't really a problem in the United States, and is another way these groups try to pit male and female survivors against each other. It's purely political. It's time to stop the pointless bias against male survivors of s*xual abuse and to put fake allies on notice.
I'm so proud to share my story as a survivor. https://youtu.be/EqVmHWwSpYQ
YOU ARE NOT ALONE – TRIUMPH OVER TRAUMA Allow our community to speak into your life. A FREE online summit - R**e and Resilience – A place to find hope and healing from ANY FORM OF TRAUMA. From 23 to 27 March. Survivors and supporters of survivors will benefit from these stories and words of advice, hope and healing - from over 40 speakers. Register here: http://walkingwithoutskin.com/r**e-and-resilience-summit/ WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
To my fellow survivors, you are not alone.💙 Help me spread this awareness. Your share would go along way in helping the voiceless. 🙏
Everyone knows someone... A FREE online summit - R**e and Resilience – A place to find hope and healing from ANY FORM OF TRAUMA. From 23 to 27 March. Survivors and supporters of survivors will benefit from these stories and words of advice, hope and healing - from over 40 speakers. Register here: http://walkingwithoutskin.com/r**e-and-resilience-summit/ Please spread the word – you may just save someone!
Hello, I am a doctoral student conducting a research study on help-seeking behaviors after experiencing s*xual assault. If you are 18 years or older and had an unwanted s*xual experience, please consider taking part in my confidential online survey. You can access the survey in the following link: https://und.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mxQbbcqgDohdHf Results from this survey will assist researchers in understanding what services may be most helpful for survivors. The survey will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. Please contact me with any questions about this opportunity.
Hello everyone. My name is Jamie Benavidez-Hatzis. I am a doctoral researcher currently conducting a study of women’s experiences with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I would like to invite you to visit my page @JustNoticeStudy for more information about the study, including eligibility criteria, what your participation would involve as well as how to reach me directly with any questions, or to express interest in participation. Some of this information is available to you in the recruitment flyer attached to this post. You can click on the flyer to make it bigger, but it does not contain any links, so clicking on it does not take you anywhere you don’t want to go; it just makes the flyer more viewable. Participants will receive a $25 Visa gift card for their time. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Adelphi University. You can visit Adelphi here https://www.adelphi.edu, and verify that I am adjunct faculty and a doctoral student here https://socialwork.adelphi.edu/au_news/jamie-r-hatzis/ . For your information, my faculty advisor is Dr. Subadra Panchanadeswaran, 516-877-4310, or [email protected] . The Adelphi University IRB Chair is Dr. Carolyn Springer, 516-877-4753, or [email protected] . Your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information are very important to me. Please note that the privacy and confidentiality of your shared content on social media is not 100% guaranteed. For instance, while you may only share information with a select group of individuals, someone in your social network may in turn share your information more widely. There are steps you can take however, to protect yourself online. First, here is a link to Facebook’s security help section outlining how to make changes to your security settings to ensure you are protected while on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/help/799880743466869/. Second, be cautious about sharing information you deem sensitive on social media. If you are interested in this study, consider contacting me directly using the contact information indicated on the flyer. Finally, while I encourage you to visit my page to learn more about my study if it interests you, I am requesting that you not “Like” the page, as doing so may affect the content in your newsfeed. However, performing the security changes outlined by Facebook in the provided link will allow you to disable this feature from occurring. To further protect your privacy and confidentiality, I will periodically perform a “purge” of any “Likes” on the page, and visitors to the page will not be able to post or comment on the study; it is for information purposes only. If you know of someone who may be interested in my study, please be mindful of their privacy and confidentiality; do not share the study page by tagging that person or any friends or family in a post. Instead, consider sharing the study page or my contact information privately offline, or by DM. The provided link above also details how to prevent others from tagging you, as well as how to remove unwanted tags.