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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. "Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact – including sexual assault and rape. This can include words and actions like sexual harassment, catcalling, and nonconsensual sharing of private images such as “revenge porn.” SOURCE

"Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives. Public health and violence prevention practitioners and researchers are united by a common goal: stop sexual violence from happening in the first place" - SOURCE

Sexual violence can occur in person, online, or through technology, such as posting or sharing sexual pictures of someone without their consent, or non-consensual sexting.

More than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes. Recent estimates put the cost of rape at $122,461 per victim, including medical costs, lost productivity, criminal justice activities, and other costs.


Online Resources

The resources below are provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), the National Domestic Violence Hotline (the Hotline), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) or RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).  

Practicing Active Bystander Intervention from RAINN

Take Action to Support Healthy Relationships from NSVRC

Understand Relationship Abuse from the Hotline

Dynamics of Abuse from NCADV

The Power and Control Wheel  - "The wheel serves as a diagram of tactics that an abusive partner uses to keep their victims in a relationship." From the Hotline.

Warning Signs of Relationship Abuse from the Hotline

Signs of Love Bombing from the Hotline

Abuse in Deaf Communities from the Hotline

Abuse in LGBTQ+ Communities from the Hotline

Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community from NCADV

Domestic Violence and the Black Community from NCADV

Abuse in Disability Communities from the Hotline

Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities: What to Know, Why It Matters, and How to Help from NCADV

Teen, Campus & Dating Violence from NCADV

Domestic Abuse in Later Life from NCADV

Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence from NCADV

Why Do Victims [of abuse] Stay? from NCADV

Economic and Financial Abuse from NCADV

Hope & Power for Your Personal Finances: A Rebuilding Guide Following Domestic Violence from NCADV

Do You Know the Basics of Consent? Take this quiz to find out! From NSVRC.

Legal Role of Consent from RAINN

Your Consent Guide - This guide defines consent and details key considerations before, during, and after asking. From NSVRC.

What Consent Looks Like from RAINN

Digital Consent, Boundaries, and Everyday Online Consent from NSVRC

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse from NCADV

Understanding Sexual Violence from NSVRC

Types of Sexual Violence from RAINN provides information about sexual assault of men, women, or children, intimate partner sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, using technology to hurt others, sexual abuse or exploitation by medical or helping professionals, military sexual trauma, and other forms of sexual violence.  

The Impact of Sexual Violence - "Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men are victims of rape (Black et al., 2011). But all of us are impacted by sexual violence. That’s because sexual violence affects communities and society — in addition to survivors and their loved ones. Because of this, it’s on all of us to help prevent it." From NSVRC.

Laws In Your State - "From the legal definition of rape to the statute of limitation for a particular sex crime, where you live makes a difference. Here's a guide to the laws in your state." From RAINN.

Staying Safe on Campus from RAINN

Warning signs that a college-age adult may have been sexually assaulted from RAINN

Grooming: Know the Warning Signs from RAINN

Stalking: 16 Important Statistics, and What You Can Do About It from NCADV

Stalking Fact Sheet from NCADV

Rape in the Fields

Now Streaming

Rape in the Fields: The Hidden Story of Rape on the Job in America

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FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families.

This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

56 Minutes


Current students and employees can stream this film now using Kanopy.

Agencies That Can Help

Sexual Assault

The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network's (RAINNNational Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline is a referral service that can put you in contact with your local rape crisis center. Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or access RAINN’s online chat service.

Domestic Violence in Clay County in Putnam county in St. Johns County

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-500-1119 or Florida Relay 711

National Domestic Abuse Hotline: Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text "START" to 88788

Unveiling the Masks - An Online ExhibitThis online exhibit features masks made by local survivors of sexual assault to reflect their experience. 

Statistics from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

1 in 5 women

One in five women in the United States experienced completed or attempted rape during their lifetime. SOURCE


Nearly a quarter (24.8%) of men in the U.S. experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. SOURCE


One in three female victims of completed or attempted rape experienced it for the first time between the ages of 11 and 17. SOURCE


About one in four male victims of completed or attempted rape first experienced it between the ages of 11 and 17. SOURCE

Upcoming Wellness Events


Events related to addressing power-based personal violence are categorized on our events calendar under Wellness. Visit our Wellness guide for additional information.