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Sexual Violence Resources  

Helpful resources for survivors of sexual violence and their support network. Based on the Midday at the Oasis webinar hosted by NN/LM PSR.

This guide was first created by Lynn Kysh.

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2014 URL: Print Guide
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General Information

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
    Launched in 2000 and funded by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Collects and disseminates a wide range of resources on sexual violence. Includes statistics, research, position statements, statutes, training curricula, prevention initiatives and program information.
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
    One of the largest anti-sexual violence organizations in the United States. Created and continues to operate the national sexual assault hotline, advocates for policies that assist survivors and works towards prevention of sexual violence.
  • Medline Plus - Sexual Assault
    Through the efforts of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, MedLine Plus provides information and resources regarding health to patients and their families. Health topic on sexual assault provides overview and links to helpful resources.

Law Enforcement Resources

Legal Resources

Medical Resources


For the LGBTQ Community

  • The Network/La Red
    Boston based survivor led organization that focuses on ending intimate partner violence within the LGBTQ community.
  • Community United Against Violence
    San Francisco based organization focused on preventing and responding to violence against the LGBTQ community.
  • Survivor Project
    Organization focused on the needs of intersex and trans survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

For Male Survivors

  • Male Survivor
    Provides resources and support for male survivors of sexual assault. Committed to ending sexual victimization of boys and men.
  • 1 in 6
    Provides support and resources for men who were victims of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences during childhood.
  • 1 in 6 SupportLine
    A support hotline that uses the online chat interface to provide support for male survivor of childhood sexual violence and their support networks.

For Teens

  • That's Not Cool
    Teen friendly website that encourages youth to examine how online experiences and digital identities can be controlled in unhealthy relationships.
  • Love is Respect
    Teen friendly site that provides information and resources for health relationships. Includes information for parents as well. Hosts peer advocate hotline available by phone, chat and text.
  • Dating Matters Initiative
    While this site does not target teens specifically, it has lots of information and strategies for preventing teen dating violence.


  • PreventConnect
    A collaboration between the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Center for Disease Control to focus on primary prevention methods for sexual violence. Hosts conferences, trainings and resources.
  • Men Can Stop Rape
    A campaign targeting men, teens and boys in challenging rape culture and aiming to create a culture free from sexual violence.
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Strategies
    Center for Disease Control article that highlights components of effective sexual violence prevention programs

Crisis Hotlines

Rape Crisis Center Resources



Cover Art
Trauma and Recovery - Judith Lewis Herman
ISBN: 9780465087303
Pub. Date: 1997-05-30

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Lucky - Alice Sebold
ISBN: 9780684857824
Pub. Date: 1999-08-04

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The Courage to Heal - Ellen Bass; Laura Davis
ISBN: 9780061284335
Pub. Date: 2008-11-04

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Victims No Longer - Mike Lew; Ellen Bass (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780060973001
Pub. Date: 1990-02-28


  • CALCASA Publications
    Resources and publications created by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault that were referenced in creating the Midday at the Oasis Webinar.