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.
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
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
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
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
Grooming: Know the Warning Signs from RAINN
Stalking Fact Sheet from NCADV
The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network's (RAINN) National 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.
quigleyhouse.org in Clay County
www.leeconleehouse.org in Putnam county
bettygriffincenter.org 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
Florida Domestic Violence Program - Provides legal information, information about services, reports, and statistics.
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
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