NSVRC Join our efforts to prevent sexual violence! 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.
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If you have a specific question about sexual violence, you can call or email the NSVRC at 1-877-739-3895 or [email protected].

If you have a specific question about sexual violence, you can call or email the NSVRC at 1-877-739-3895 or [email protected].

Mission: The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence and sexual assault through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research. Learn about our commitment to racial justice: https://bit.ly/2zKGf8j.

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Sexual trauma can happen in many ways, and it doesn’t always involve physical force.
12/09/2020
How Do You Know If You Were Sexually Coerced?

Sexual trauma can happen in many ways, and it doesn’t always involve physical force.

Sexual trauma can happen in many ways, and it doesn't always involve physical force.

The tragic death of Spc. Vanessa Guillén sparked an investigation into Fort Hood — a base that has some of the highest r...
12/09/2020
Probe finds 'permissive environment for sexual assault' at Fort Hood

The tragic death of Spc. Vanessa Guillén sparked an investigation into Fort Hood — a base that has some of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault, and harassment in the Army.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said 14 leaders at Fort Hood have been suspended or relieved from their positions.

For the latest research on topics like COVID-19 & Violence explore our library's growing collection of Special Titles: h...
12/08/2020

For the latest research on topics like COVID-19 & Violence explore our library's growing collection of Special Titles: https://buff.ly/3isT8rz

Sexual violence exacts a high toll on survivors, their loved ones—and, ultimately, on all of us.
12/07/2020
The Cost of Rape

Sexual violence exacts a high toll on survivors, their loved ones—and, ultimately, on all of us.

Sexual violence exacts a high toll on survivors, their loved ones—and, ultimately, on all of us.

Learn about "Serving Teen Survivors: A Manual for Advocates" — a resource for advocates working with teens who are sexua...
12/03/2020
The Challenging and Rewarding Work of Serving Teen Survivors

Learn about "Serving Teen Survivors: A Manual for Advocates" — a resource for advocates working with teens who are sexual violence survivors.

As sexual assault advocates, we serve anyone who seeks services, including children, adults, people in later life, and youth. Certain age groups across the lifespan can be challenging for advocates to work with for a range of reasons outside the survivor’s control.

Parents can educate kids about these red flags that indicate an online “friend” can’t be trusted.
12/02/2020
Teach Your Kids the Red Flags of Online Predators

Parents can educate kids about these red flags that indicate an online “friend” can’t be trusted.

There are a slew of things for parents to be concerned about as our kids begin to navigate social media, online multiplayer games and the wider Internet on their own. There’s cyber bulling, hate speech and porn, to start with. But sexual predators also should be at the top of the list, having foun...

Victim shaming comments and questions focus the blame on the wrong person.
11/30/2020
What is 'Victim Shaming'?

Victim shaming comments and questions focus the blame on the wrong person.

Survivors of domestic violence afraid to step forward, fearing they'll take the blame for the abuse.

If someone discloses an assault to you, they’re looking for your love and support — RAINN shares how you can help them h...
11/29/2020
Healing from Sexual Violence: How Friends and Family Can Help

If someone discloses an assault to you, they’re looking for your love and support — RAINN shares how you can help them heal.

For many survivors, the reaction of the first person they disclose to has a huge effect on their healing process.

If a survivor tells you their story, here are examples of supportive things you can say:
11/28/2020

If a survivor tells you their story, here are examples of supportive things you can say:

For anyone with a trauma history — including survivors of sexual assault — added layers of distress in the world around ...
11/26/2020
Self-Care in Times of Distress and Continuous Crisis

For anyone with a trauma history — including survivors of sexual assault — added layers of distress in the world around us can awaken the imprints of trauma on the body and mind.

Practicing self-care is an act of compassion toward healing ourselves and the world around us.

The pandemic has made the role of boundaries in our daily lives and relationships more tangible than ever.
11/24/2020
Setting Boundaries for the Holidays During a Pandemic

The pandemic has made the role of boundaries in our daily lives and relationships more tangible than ever.

Regardless of what others expect, you have the right to decide what is best for you and act on those values.

A support system now is critical for survivors of violence as trauma triggers can increase feelings of isolation and lac...
11/23/2020

A support system now is critical for survivors of violence as trauma triggers can increase feelings of isolation and lack of control.

One way abusers groom victims is to manipulate them into thinking the relationship is their idea.
11/22/2020
'A Teacher' Tells A Lesson In Predatory Behavior

One way abusers groom victims is to manipulate them into thinking the relationship is their idea.

In the Hulu on FX limited series "A Teacher," a high school English teacher (Kate Mara) lures a student (Nick Robinson) into a sexual relationship. It doesn't turn out well.

We hear and read the phrase “sexual assault” quite a bit. But how is it defined? Here are some resources to understand w...
11/21/2020
10 Questions About Sexual Assault Answered

We hear and read the phrase “sexual assault” quite a bit. But how is it defined? Here are some resources to understand what it means and how to get help from NO MORE.

We hear and read the phrase “sexual assault” quite a bit. But how is it defined? Here are some resources to understand what it means and how to get help.

Today we remember and honor the trans and non-binary people whose lives were taken because of transphobic violence.
11/20/2020

Today we remember and honor the trans and non-binary people whose lives were taken because of transphobic violence.

These recent milestones sparked pivotal changes in public attitudes and beliefs about sexual assault and the experience ...
11/17/2020
20 Events That Shaped Sexual Violence Prevention in the Last 20 Years

These recent milestones sparked pivotal changes in public attitudes and beliefs about sexual assault and the experience of survivors.

Key initiatives, events, and milestones from 2000-2020 that sparked shifts in the public consciousness towards sexual violence and how we can prevent it.

The number of sex-abuse filings against the Boys Scouts far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church case...
11/17/2020
Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 82,000

The number of sex-abuse filings against the Boys Scouts far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.

The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.

Stay informed without overloading by taking social media breaks when you need to.
11/16/2020

Stay informed without overloading by taking social media breaks when you need to.

“This memorial is a permanent public symbol that says to victim/survivors we believe you, we stand with you, you are not...
11/15/2020
New memorial in Minneapolis dedicated to survivors of sexual violence

“This memorial is a permanent public symbol that says to victim/survivors we believe you, we stand with you, you are not alone.”

“This memorial represents our willingness to share the burden of pain, to act, engage and remember the reality of sexual violence,” Sarah Super said in dedicating the site at Boom Island in Minneapolis. “This memorial is a permanent public symbol that says to victim survivors we believe you, w...

Whether it happened recently or years ago, self-care can help you cope with the short and long-term effects of a trauma ...
11/14/2020
Self-Care After Trauma | RAINN

Whether it happened recently or years ago, self-care can help you cope with the short and long-term effects of a trauma like sexual assault. These tips from RAINN can help.

Whether it happened recently or years ago, self care can help you cope with the short- and long-term effects of a trauma like sexual assault.

Show your support for survivors in everyday ways — like by speaking up and disagreeing when someone posts victim-blaming...
11/14/2020

Show your support for survivors in everyday ways — like by speaking up and disagreeing when someone posts victim-blaming comments.

In the third episode of our Sex Ed podcast series, we talk about how sexual health education can be adapted during this ...
11/12/2020
Sex Ed: Teaching Sexual Health During a Pandemic

In the third episode of our Sex Ed podcast series, we talk about how sexual health education can be adapted during this pandemic.

In the third episode of our Sex Ed series, we talk about how sexual health education can be adapted during this pandemic.

For Forensic Nurses Week, we spoke with a forensic nurse to learn about the role of these trauma-informed nurses and how...
11/11/2020
Forensic nurses and their role in sexual assault evidence collection

For Forensic Nurses Week, we spoke with a forensic nurse to learn about the role of these trauma-informed nurses and how they work to support survivors of sexual assault.

We checked in with a forensic nurse to learn about the role these nurses play after a victim experiences sexual assault.

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NSVRC are fake allies to male survivors. One in four men will be the victims of at least one unwanted sexual experience across their lifespans. Groups such as the National Sexual Violence Resource Center who trumpet the utterly bogus "1 in 71 men are raped" statistic are NOT interested in listening to or supporting male survivors. That stat is cherrypicked to make it appear as though male sexual 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 sexual abuse and to put fake allies on notice.
I'm so proud to share my story as a survivor. https://youtu.be/EqVmHWwSpYQ
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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 - Rape 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/rape-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 sexual assault. If you are 18 years or older and had an unwanted sexual 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.
Hi everyone! My name is Mackenzie Gillen, and I am running a study for my master’s thesis about perceptions of hypothetical sexual assault scenarios. I am looking for voluntary participation in a 20-minute online study that is completely confidential. I am hoping to gather both sexual assault survivors and individuals who have not experienced sexual assault to complete this survey. I will have no way of identifying an individual who participated, nor will I have any way of connecting an individual’s answers to a participant. So, if you decide to complete this short survey, please know that it is safe to be completely honest. Please feel free to share this post and spread the word about my study. Additionally, it is important to note that this survey will not ask any individual to say anything about their own sexual assault. All of the questions are strictly perceptions on hypothetical sexual assault scenarios. The only personal questions will be demographics (gender, age, and race), whether you were a victim of sexual assault (yes/no), and whether you reported your assault to a law enforcement officer (yes/no/was not a victim). Please consider completing this quick survey and aiding sexual assault research if you are 18 or older. Thank you for your time, Mackenzie Gillen