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.
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02/15/2020

#RCCLVReads: Facing the possibility of your child experiencing dating abuse is scary, but there is so much parents can do. It starts with listening. http://bit.ly/3aEXQ2b

There are many myths about male sexuality that can make it harder for boys to get help and heal after abuse. 1in6 is wor...
02/14/2020
Myths & Facts About Male Sexual Abuse and Assault | 1in6

There are many myths about male sexuality that can make it harder for boys to get help and heal after abuse. 1in6 is working to change that. http://bit.ly/2TUmxBV

Read common myths about the sexual abuse or assault of boys & men. Understand why these myths can be serious obstacles to understanding & healing, and learn the facts around male sexual abuse & assault.

The sexual abuse of teen boys often goes ignored because of our myths about masculinity. A teenage boy is not “lucky” wh...
02/13/2020

The sexual abuse of teen boys often goes ignored because of our myths about masculinity. A teenage boy is not “lucky” when an adult woman takes advantage of him.

02/12/2020

The age of consent in Nevada is 16, but a 16 year old may still be coerced or exploited by someone significantly older.

1 in 3 students experience some form of relationship abuse. But fewer than 30% of those young people report the abuse. h...
02/11/2020

1 in 3 students experience some form of relationship abuse. But fewer than 30% of those young people report the abuse. http://bit.ly/2RIFhll

“Teen dating violence includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse, harassment, or stalking of any person ages 12 to...
02/10/2020
What is Teen Dating Violence? - Teen Dating Violence Awareness

“Teen dating violence includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse, harassment, or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship” http://bit.ly/2Ri1GqG

Dating is an inevitable part of life that many experience for the first time as a teenager. Healthy relationships, however, require hard work, communication, and a level of maturity that may not be present in teens. As a result, many teen relationships – nearly one third – are characterized as e...

#SelfCareSunday "The world wouldn't be right without you in it. Stay." - The Latest Kate
02/09/2020

#SelfCareSunday "The world wouldn't be right without you in it. Stay." - The Latest Kate

It’s never too early or too late for parents to teach their kids about healthy relationships. It all starts with healthy...
02/08/2020

It’s never too early or too late for parents to teach their kids about healthy relationships. It all starts with healthy boundaries.

02/07/2020

Teaching young people about healthy relationships doesn’t just protect them from possible abuse by a peer. It also keeps them safer from trafficking and sexual abuse by adults.

02/06/2020

We tend to think of teen pregnancy as a result of irresponsible behavior. In reality, teen pregnancy can be a warning sign of abuse, either by a peer or an adult abuser.

The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.
02/05/2020

The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.

02/04/2020

Romeo Pimps look for vulnerable targets. They exploit loneliness and low self esteem by showing the victim with love and attention.

02/03/2020

A “Romeo Pimp” is a sex trafficker who poses as a boyfriend in order to groom a victim for exploitation, resulting in the victim experiencing both trafficking and domestic violence.

#SelfCareSunday "It's okay if the only thing you did today was breathe."
02/03/2020

#SelfCareSunday "It's okay if the only thing you did today was breathe."

You're not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never ...
01/31/2020

You're not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth and raging courage." -Alex Elle

01/28/2020

The Rape Crisis Center uses the Lotus Anti-Trafficking Model. Developed by scholar and survivor Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm and grounded in research, this model prioritizes survivor leadership. http://bit.ly/34vqs9T

01/27/2020

Here at RCC, our staff and volunteers complete 50 hours of training before working directly with victims. Our counseling center is staff entirely with licensed clinicians and clinical interns who specialize in working with survivors of sexual trauma.

#SelfCareSunday "You don't need to craft something amazing out of your existence; YOU'RE ALREADY WONDERFUL." - The Lates...
01/26/2020

#SelfCareSunday "You don't need to craft something amazing out of your existence; YOU'RE ALREADY WONDERFUL." - The Latest Kate

If you suspect that someone is being trafficked, for commercial sex or for labor, you can call or submit a tip online wi...
01/24/2020
Report Trafficking

If you suspect that someone is being trafficked, for commercial sex or for labor, you can call or submit a tip online with the National Human Trafficking Hotline http://bit.ly/2ECo0DX

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.Human trafficking is a situation in which an individual is compelled to work or engage in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud or coercion. If the individual is under the age of 18 and engaging in commercial sex they are ex...

Sex trafficking isn't the only form of human trafficking. Labor trafficking is also extremely common. You may even have ...
01/23/2020
Labor Trafficking

Sex trafficking isn't the only form of human trafficking. Labor trafficking is also extremely common. You may even have witnessed labor trafficking without knowing it. You can learn more about labor trafficking here: http://bit.ly/35Ar2Vr

Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.Labor trafficking includes situations of debt bondage, forced labor, and involuntary child labor. Labor traffickers use violence, threats, lies, and other for...

Real Men Don't Buy Girls
01/22/2020

Real Men Don't Buy Girls

01/21/2020

The fact that victims of trafficking, even those who are underage, are still more likely to be criminalized than their abusers is just one reason why it is so essential for us to shift more focus onto the demand for commercial sex.

#SelfCareSunday "and here you are living despite it all" - rupi kaur
01/19/2020

#SelfCareSunday "and here you are living despite it all" - rupi kaur

01/18/2020

Content Warning: discussions of violence against women in pornography. In Nonconsensual Pornography: Circulating Sexual Violence Online, Dr. Morczek discusses how "Revenge Porn" became a form of sexual abuse supported by audience demand. To read the full article, contact Dr Morczek through her website http://bit.ly/3a9L63z

01/17/2020

Content Warning: discussions of violence against women in pornography.
In an article titled Pornography: The Mass Production of Sexual Violence, Dr. Morczek examines the troubling prevalence of power imbalance, aggression, and coercion in heterosexual pornography. She concludes that the accessibility of these materials online contributes to the normalization of sexual violence. To read the full article, contact Dr Morczek through her website http://bit.ly/3a9L63z

Dr. Amber Morczek is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Nevada State College. Her research focuses on sexual ...
01/16/2020
Research | ambermorczek

Dr. Amber Morczek is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Nevada State College. Her research focuses on sexual violence, particularly on rape culture and the the sexualization of violence in pornography. You can browse a listing of her publications and presentations here http://bit.ly/3a9L63z

Reddy, L.N., Campbell, C., & Morczek, Amber. Exploring the Impact of Informal Rape Myth Education in a Non-Student Sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Submitted for peer review in January 2020.

01/15/2020

Who gets to choose sex work? If someone is choosing sex work because they enjoy it and find it empowering, absent any economic pressures, we need to recognize how much privilege there is in being able to make that choice. Many sex workers don't have that kind of freedom, and focusing only on the experiences of the privileged does nothing to improve safety.

01/14/2020

Survival sex is not the same thing as consensual sex work. When a person must choose between sex and shelter or sex and food, that's not consent, that's coercion.

01/13/2020

The problem with sex work isn't the sex, it's the work. The exchange of money creates a power imbalance which undermines the possibility of true consent.

#SelfCareSunday "Okay, that's enough 'today' for me. I'll just be a burrito over here, thanks." - The Latest Kate
01/12/2020

#SelfCareSunday "Okay, that's enough 'today' for me. I'll just be a burrito over here, thanks." - The Latest Kate

Does legalizing sex work stop trafficking? The data is unclear. A perfect example of the ambiguity of results is New Zea...
01/11/2020
Human trafficking in NZ: Government accused of having 'its head in the sand'

Does legalizing sex work stop trafficking? The data is unclear. A perfect example of the ambiguity of results is New Zealand, which claims that legalization has eliminated sex trafficking. But a 2019 US State Department report suggests that indigenous youth and immigrant women are still being exploited. http://bit.ly/35ArV07

Government says there's no evidence of "systemic" sexual exploitation in NZ. US State Department disagrees.

The anti-trafficking movement has a bad habit of focusing on white victims. While trafficking can happen to anyone, here...
01/10/2020
Hurting, hunting Black Girls and Women: Facing a devastating sex trafficking crisis not limited to vans, strangers and abductions

The anti-trafficking movement has a bad habit of focusing on white victims. While trafficking can happen to anyone, here in the US young Black and Brown girls are disproportionately targeted by traffickers, and ignoring this disparity prevents us from protecting those who are most vulnerable. http://bit.ly/35El2ec

Social media warnings of white vans that lock from the outside and follow school buses, arrests in several states, accounts from Black women about kidnap attempts and thousands of missing women and girls have raised fears about increased sex trafficking in the Black community.

Not for Sale
01/09/2020

Not for Sale

01/08/2020

When we talk about youth sex trafficking, it's essential to remember that many of the adults being trafficked were first victimized as children and teens. Programs for underage victims often overlooks this fact, some going so far as to stop serving a victim as soon as they turn 18.

01/07/2020

Nevada has multiple statutes regarding trafficking, starting with NRS 201.300, which defines sex trafficking and defines penalties for traffickers. You can read it in full here: http://bit.ly/35zbtwZ

01/06/2020

Contrary to the popular imagination, prostitution is not actually legal in Clark County, Nevada. But the prevalence of other forms of legal sex work combined with the "what happens in Vegas" reputation of our city sends a very mixed message to our visitors.

#SelfCareSunday "ever notice that the mean voice in ur head that insults u is awful confident for something thats litera...
01/05/2020

#SelfCareSunday "ever notice that the mean voice in ur head that insults u is awful confident for something thats literally never done anything in its life except be mean to you... like... one of us is pathetic and its not me buddy... get a hobby... yikes"
"self care is roasting the mean voice in your head"

The majority of victims of sex trafficking are Girls of Color, especially young African-American girls. It is impossible...
01/04/2020
The Moment When Dreams Take Shape

The majority of victims of sex trafficking are Girls of Color, especially young African-American girls. It is impossible to end trafficking without addressing racism and sexism. http://bit.ly/34rdPg1

GIRLS UNITED: BEAUTIFUL POSSIBILITIES - EPISODE 3

"Slavery is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings." - Nelson ...
01/03/2020

"Slavery is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings." - Nelson Mandela

Under US Federal Law, Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, ...
01/02/2020
Federal Law

Under US Federal Law, Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age (22 USC § 7102). You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/2rVy2gU

Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons (TIP), is a modern-day form of slavery. It is a crime under federal and international law; it is also a crime in every state in the United States.

01/01/2020

It's Human Trafficking Awareness month and we are taking a deep dive on this complex issue. As human trafficking has gained more visibility, it's often been at the expense of nuanced understanding. Start by getting informed!

12/31/2019

Heading out on the town to celebrate tonight? Share your #StickTogetherSelfie and show us a group of friends who are looking out for each other tonight!

12/30/2019

Tomorrow night while you and your friends are celebrating the new year, remember to ArriveTogether, StickTogether, LeaveTogether.

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