The Rape Crisis Center

The Rape Crisis Center The Rape Crisis Center offers crisis response, advocacy, counseling + support for victims of sexual assault, as well as education + outreach throughout Clark County, NV.
*About The Rape Crisis Center: Founded in 1974 as Community Action Against Rape (CAAR), The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) began with the outstanding effort of Florence McClure and Sandra Petta, two pioneers of support and concern for victims of sexual assault. Currently, RCC serves all of Clark County, Nevada. The organization is committed to providing crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to those affected by sexual violence. In order for RCC to assist victims in the transition to become survivors, our organization depends on a core base of dedicated volunteers and staff who assure that crisis response services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. All services are provided free of charge to victims and those needing support and information. In addition to providing support to those affected by sexual violence, RCC takes an active role in educating the community about safety precautions, recognizing danger signs in relationships, and how to engage in risk-reduction and safety methods to prevent sexual assault. We also make efforts to reach potential perpetrators to avoid being “that guy” and understand the limits of consent and what constitutes assault. While not every assault can be prevented, helping the community to be aware of tips, resources, and information can make a big impact in reducing sexual assault in our community. *About NWP Signs of Hope Counseling Center: The Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) Signs of Hope Counseling Center was founded in February of 2011 and is a critical part of RCC’s ongoing mission. The Center offers help and hope to victims of sexual assault or abuse regardless of when in the person’s life these events may have taken place. It may take a lifetime to fully deal with the aftermath of sexual assault. Regardless of when a victim is ready to talk or work through trauma, the center is available to meet their needs. The center was developed in partnership with RCC and offers individual counseling and support groups for victims and their families. The center serves approximately 300 victims annually. Counseling and support group services are offered free of charge, although insurance will be billed where appropriate. The free Circle of Hope support group meets at the center each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Please call 702-385-2153 for more information.

06/04/2019

It's that time again! Summer programs, day camps...wherever your little ones will be spending their sunny days, remember to review those safety policies. Are staff ever alone with kids one-on-one? How is digital communication monitored? Are parents able to drop in unannounced to observe activities? #EnoughAbuse

Firm reminder that it is hot outside and how a person is dressed is NOT an indicator of their sexual availability.
06/03/2019

Firm reminder that it is hot outside and how a person is dressed is NOT an indicator of their sexual availability.

06/02/2019

Sometimes #SelfCareSunday is about allowing yourself a little escape. So we're kicking off summer with recommendations for media that we think you might enjoy escaping into.

First up: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! In this spin on the character from the Archie comics, a teenage witch comes into her power and immediately uses it to attack systematic oppression. Escape into a world where one young girl can lead the charge to topple the patriarchy.

Do you have any recommendations for great escapist media? Share them in the comments below!

06/01/2019

Media has a big impact on social norms, which is why we always appreciate media that handles sexual violence well. The new Netflix show Tuca & Bertie is one such piece of media. Absurd humor and surreal animation allow this show to tackle heavy story lines about harassment and trauma without being crushed under the weight of them. #RCCLVReads

Help us better serve survivors. If you are a survivor of sexual assault or abuse that happened in Clark County, you can ...
05/31/2019
Backlog Survey

Help us better serve survivors. If you are a survivor of sexual assault or abuse that happened in Clark County, you can share your experience with reporting (or not reporting) to law enforcement and help us better understand the needs of survivors in our community. http://bit.ly/2YELcJZ

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05/30/2019

We are happy to announce our newest support group! A support group for male-identified, adult survivors meets Tuesdays at 6pm. Call our office to find out more 702-385-2153.

In order to prevent child sexual abuse, we have to have many discussions that may be difficult for adults. One such diff...
05/29/2019
Abuse Prevention Requires Respect for Children's Rights

In order to prevent child sexual abuse, we have to have many discussions that may be difficult for adults. One such difficult discussion is about the tension between parental rights and children’s rights. http://bit.ly/2M3uLVW

In order to prevent child sexual abuse, we have to have many discussions that may be difficult for adults. One such difficult discussion is about the tension between parental rights and children's...

Are you a survivor of sexual assault or abuse that took place in Clark County? We want to know more about your experienc...
05/28/2019
Backlog Survey

Are you a survivor of sexual assault or abuse that took place in Clark County? We want to know more about your experience reporting (or not reporting) to law enforcement. This survey includes questions about reporting, factors in the decision of whether or not to report, and how that decision has affected you. http://bit.ly/2YELcJZ

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05/27/2019

Back in 2015, Nevada had close to 8,000 untested rape kits. That same year, our state legislature appropriated $3.7 million in funding to test the kits. This year, that testing will be completed.

#SelfCareSunday "Within every night is the promise of another sunrise." - The Latest Kate
05/26/2019

#SelfCareSunday "Within every night is the promise of another sunrise." - The Latest Kate

#RCCLVReads: Brush up on recognizing red flags for predatory behavior, and you’ll be prepared to help everyone stay sa...
05/25/2019
Visual and Verbal Red Flags |

#RCCLVReads: Brush up on recognizing red flags for predatory behavior, and you’ll be prepared to help everyone stay safe and party smart during pool season this year. http://bit.ly/2ZhVe4R

You may already be fairly familiar with the basic strategies of Active Bystander Intervention. But if you’ve never had the opportunity to participate in a workshop like those provided by Green Dot or Hollaback!, you might still be a little unclear on the specifics of when to step in and what to do...

05/24/2019

Hundreds of security personnel in Las Vegas have already taken the Stay Safe training and know how to respond to predatory behavior. If you're concerned about someone's behavior, let security know.

"It's not sex...when he changes his mind. Sex without ongoing consent = sexual assault." #DontBeThatGuy #PartySmartinLV
05/23/2019

"It's not sex...when he changes his mind. Sex without ongoing consent = sexual assault." #DontBeThatGuy #PartySmartinLV

05/22/2019

If you notice someone who is very intoxicated leaving a club with someone sober, and the intoxicated person is missing something essential like their shoes, bag, or phone, they might not know who they're leaving with. Ask security to check on them.

05/21/2019

No buddy left behind! Make the Party Smart Promise with your crew before you hit the day clubs. When you #ArriveTogetherStickTogetherLeaveTogether everyone gets to have fun and get home safe.

05/20/2019

Pool & Day Club season is in full swing here in Vegas. Party Smart by looking out for your friends. Together, we can make the summer party scene safer for everyone. #PartySmartinLV

#SelfCareSunday Grounding exercises can be a helpful tool for coping with panic attacks. Have you ever used this, or ano...
05/19/2019

#SelfCareSunday Grounding exercises can be a helpful tool for coping with panic attacks. Have you ever used this, or another, grounding exercise? Was it a useful tool for you?

"Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others." - Bren...
05/17/2019

"Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others." - Brene Brown

05/16/2019

The Rape Crisis Center doesn’t only provide services for victims, we also provide services for their families. Our support group for parents of survivors meets every Thursday night. Call our office to learn more. 702-385-2153

“Teach children that no one should have to say “no” or “stop” more than once. Help them understand the body la...
05/15/2019

“Teach children that no one should have to say “no” or “stop” more than once. Help them understand the body language of discomfort and lack of consent.”

05/14/2019

Child sexual abuse is like all sexual violence, it’s about power and control. Perpetrators exploit their authority over children in order to commit abuse. Children need to learn that no adult’s authority (not even that of a parent) is absolute, and no adult ever has the right to touch them in a way that makes them feel scared or unsafe.

Children need to start learning about boundaries, bodies, and how to identify safe adults from an early age. Tools like ...
05/13/2019

Children need to start learning about boundaries, bodies, and how to identify safe adults from an early age. Tools like this can help.

#SelfCareSunday "I understand needing to grieve the person you hoped to be, but like, who you are now is good, too." -Th...
05/12/2019

#SelfCareSunday "I understand needing to grieve the person you hoped to be, but like, who you are now is good, too." -The Latest Kate

#RCCLVReads "sexual violence extends well beyond the church, yet I have found that religious authoritarianism and purity...
05/11/2019
Opinion | Evangelical sex abuse isn’t new. It’s been fueled by purity culture for decades.

#RCCLVReads "sexual violence extends well beyond the church, yet I have found that religious authoritarianism and purity culture — hallmarks of both Catholicism and evangelicalism, among other groups — can enable it.” https://nbcnews.to/2VL2kg1

We need to take a long look at the theological and structural conditions that enable abuse — starting with purity teachings that shame survivors.

05/10/2019

The Rape Crisis Center is hiring! We are seeking both a Grants and Development Manager and a Spanish-speaking Therapist (must be at least a fully-licensed intern with trauma experience to apply). Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Candidates from marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

05/10/2019
NRS: CHAPTER 432B - PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT

NRS 432B.100 defines child sexual abuse in Nevada, including incest, lewdness with a child, sexual assault, statutory sexual seduction, and more. You can view the full statute (and related statutes) here. http://bit.ly/2IqUXqS

NRS 432B.121 Definition of when person has “reasonable cause to believe” and when person acts “as soon as reasonably practicable.”

93% of child sexual abuse perpetrators are someone who is known to the victim (often someone the family trusts).  34% ar...
05/09/2019
Children and Teens: Statistics | RAINN

93% of child sexual abuse perpetrators are someone who is known to the victim (often someone the family trusts). 34% are related to the victim. http://bit.ly/2VRWysT

Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. One in nine girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult.

05/08/2019

We know that when children are not taught the correct names for their body parts (pen*s, vulva, buttocks) and discouraged from asking or talking about sex, they are more vulnerable to sexual abuse. Abusers can exploit the shame and lack of knowledge about bodies and sex to coerce and silence their victims.

In 2016, Child Protective Service Agencies substantiated (or found strong evidence) that over 57,000 children in the US ...
05/07/2019
Children and Teens: Statistics | RAINN

In 2016, Child Protective Service Agencies substantiated (or found strong evidence) that over 57,000 children in the US experienced sexual abuse. http://bit.ly/2VRWysT

Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. One in nine girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult.

05/06/2019

Talking about child sexual abuse is never easy. This week, we are having an especially difficult conversation. We’re talking about the need to balance parental rights against children’s rights, and recognizing that absolute parental authority is often at odds with abuse prevention.

#SelfCareSunday We have to treat self care like a tool box that we fill up with lots of different tools and techniques t...
05/05/2019
Science Says We Are Healed by Nature (And Even Houseplants)

#SelfCareSunday We have to treat self care like a tool box that we fill up with lots of different tools and techniques to support our wellbeing. Studies are showing that plants can be an important tool in the self-care toolbox. http://bit.ly/2UORl8J

Green growing things heal us in surprising ways. Communities are trying to bring plant life to areas that lack it.

The next volunteer training starts later this month. If you've been thinking about joining our extraordinary team of vol...
05/04/2019
Volunteer

The next volunteer training starts later this month. If you've been thinking about joining our extraordinary team of volunteers now is a great time. Submit your application today! rcclv.org/volunteer.

Volunteer

It can be hard to assert boundaries with someone you see as an authority figure, like your doctor. That's why it can be ...
05/03/2019

It can be hard to assert boundaries with someone you see as an authority figure, like your doctor. That's why it can be helpful to have resources like these guidelines from the World Health Organization, declaring the rights of birthing people's rights to dignity, communication, and choice.

Prenatal exams with your OB or midwife can feel invasive and be particularly difficult for people who have had their phy...
05/02/2019
Making pregnancy invasiveness less scary for a rape survivor

Prenatal exams with your OB or midwife can feel invasive and be particularly difficult for people who have had their physical boundaries violated. This discussion on the Offbeat Home blog reveals some of the ways that parents-to-be have been able to cope. https://goo.gl/KLRQMJ

I have profound fear of being touched by an OBGYN. Do you have coping suggestions for making the invasiveness of pregnancy less scary for a rape survivor?

05/01/2019

Mother's Day is coming up, so we're paying some special attention to the unique challenges faced by those who are parenting as survivors, or are parenting children who are survivors of sexual violence.

Before SAAM is over, let's make a strong commitment to the theme #IAsk by making consent a part of everyday life. http:/...
04/30/2019
Consent Starts Before Sexual Activity

Before SAAM is over, let's make a strong commitment to the theme #IAsk by making consent a part of everyday life. http://bit.ly/2J7f1yb

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the theme for 2019 is "I Ask". This theme champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. ...

04/29/2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in events and campaigns for SAAM this year. Whether you attended an event with us, shared on social media, called your representatives, made a donation, or talked about the importance of SAAM with a friend, you made a difference. Together, we will bring an end to sexual violence.

#SelfCareSunday "The bad things in life don't erase the good, even when it all feels hopeless." - The Latest Kate
04/28/2019

#SelfCareSunday "The bad things in life don't erase the good, even when it all feels hopeless." - The Latest Kate

04/27/2019
RCC IMPACT (FINAL)

The Rape Crisis Center serves as a safe place where victims, survivors, and their loved ones can receive support and experience healing. Your support is what makes it possible. Visit rcclv.org/donate to be part of our mission to provide help, hope, and healing. http://bit.ly/2vmXMAT

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04/26/2019
RCC HISTORY (FINAL)_02

In 2019, we're celebrating two special milestones. This year is not only The Rape Crisis Center's 45 Anniversary, it also marks the 20th year of observing Denim Day. https://vimeo.com/332106558/670ae80ee3

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04/25/2019

Thank you to the sponsors who made Denim Day possible this year. From our Presenting Sponsor, Zappos for Good, to our VIP Sponsors Tanna Prince, United HealthCare, and Hometown Healthcare, to those who sponsored tables and models we thank you for your support!

04/24/2019
04/24/2019
04/24/2019

Get a sneak peek at the fabulous silent auction items at this year’sDenim Day event!
April 24, 2019

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