RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operated the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.

Click below to view their resources and get connected with the help you need.

Accessing Safety: Sexual Violence Resource for Women with Disabilities

The Accessing Safety Initiative was established in 2005 to provide technical assistance and training to help organization and communities meet the needs of women with disabilities and Deaf Women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

To look through their resources and to find more information, click below on view resource.

Victim Services Brochuers from Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

For those living in Illinois and have suffered trauma, the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault site contains a site of brochures that help orient victims of their options and the type of information available for them.

There is also information available in Spanish.

Click below on view resource to view the library of resources available.

Support Group for Victims of Stalking

The Stalking Resource Center from the National Center for Victims of Crime released a resource in 2009 called How to Start and Facilitate a Support Group for Victims of StalkingThe guide describes its purpose as:

…to guide victim service providers, volunteers, and other concerned community members on how to initiate and implement a stalking support group. This handbook provides recommendations on how to locate partners and community support, identify resources, and engage victims who would like to participate in a stalking support group. It offers guidance on how to choose a leader or facilitator, how to prepare the leader, and how to run support group sessions that help members cope with the impact of stalking.


Setting the Stage and Planning the Route: Investigating Campus Sexual Misconduct Complaints

In this webinar hosted by Green Dot, Jeremy Inabinet talked about the foundational concepts for individuals conducting investigations for sexual misconduct complaints on college campuses. He gave recommendations on how to explore planning, partnerships, and information gathering, as it relates to an investigation. Some main areas that were focused on included the pre-investigation meeting for the victim and the respondent, how to design an investigation process to be as successful as possible, and the importance of maintaining an equitable and consistent practice.

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LGBTQ Relationship Violence & Sexual Assault

In this webinar hosted by Green Dot, Dr. Cruz talked about ways in which campuses can ensure they are being inclusive of and affirmative toward LGTBQ students. Dr. Cruz defined key terms and spoke about what to do and not do when engaging LGBTQ students. Dr. Cruz gave suggestions for ways campuses can improve their reach and meaningfully engage LGBTQ students on their campuses. She also answered questions about attitudes toward LGBTQ student groups, training judicial boards on hearing cases involving LGBTQ students, and where campuses can find resources to help them with their prevention efforts with regard to LGBTQ students.

To view the webinar slides click here

Key components of crisis intervention resources

Not Alone LogoAs part of the Not Alone report and website, Key Components of Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention/Victim Service Resources highlights essential elements to sexual assault crisis intervention such as: confidentiality, campus crisis response, and community response. As stated in the document, “This document discusses the existing research on sexual assault crisis intervention and victim services. It is important that campuses engage in practices that are effective so that survivors get the help they need, and campuses are not wasting vital resources on services which don’t accomplish this goal. This document is meant to be the start of a conversation for schools as they work to ensure accessible support services for victims on their campuses.”


WV S.A.F.E. Training and Collaboration Toolkit – Serving Sexual Violence Victims with Disabilities

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The Serving Sexual Violence Victims with Disabilities toolkit is a resource project provided by the West Virginia Sexual Assault Free Environment (S.A.F.E.) partnership. The toolkit provides thorough information on collaboration with community partners, the sexual violence of victims with disabilities, and how to implement institutional and structural changes. Click here to read more.

Responding to transgender survivors of sexual assault

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A resource from the Office for Victims of Crime provides information on how to support and respond to transgender survivors of sexual violence. Click here for the document and here for the website.