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Sexual Assault on Campus: Resources and Real Help

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Education NCCASA believes that education is one of the essential components to preventing sexual violence. Our current sexual violence educational opportunities include the following: The Statewide Campus ConsortiumSexual Assault Awareness Month ToolkitThe Training Institute The Statewide Campus Consortium is designed to address the needs of survivors of sexual violence on college and university campuses. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Training Institute organizes and sponsors statewide trainings on sexual violence, victim advocacy, and primary prevention. Advocacy NCCASA advocates for the rights of survivors of sexual violence and for those individuals and organizations that assist survivors.

Legislation NCCASA understands that by working with our elected representatives we can create new laws to combat sexual violence. By Audrey Love A new semester at Southeastern invariably begets some change, and students have already noticed the induction of a new, mandatory program, “Haven – Understanding Sexual Assault.” Accessible through CampusConnect, the online program is specifically geared toward college students in efforts to educate them on the increasingly relevant issues associated with sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Part one of the program takes an estimated 45 minutes to complete and engages students by utilizing interactive features and a step-by-step process reliant on the students’ active participation. Southeastern has also included within the program our campus’s specific policies, procedures and resources for students to familiarize themselves with.

On Sunday, Rolling Stone retracted a story about an alleged gang rape of a student at a University of Virginia frat party, but we can't forget sexual assault and violence is still a very real problem on college campuses nationwide. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here are a few sexual assault resources and websites for college students aimed at specifically clearing the air on their rights when it comes to sexual violence. Reporting a sexual crime is already a daunting task, so these support and resource sites, many of which are led by survivors, hope to remove stigmas surrounding sexual assault. That includes answering questions on the clunky Title IX amendment, a federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education, or the Clery Act, which requires all universities that participate in federal aid programs to maintain and disclose records of crimes committed on or near their campuses.

Not Alone Know Your IX End Rape On Campus. Let's Talk About Sexual Assault on College Campuses. The Rapist isn't a Masked Stranger Approximately 4/5 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim.182% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger.147% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.125% are an intimate.15% are a relative.1 The Perpetrator's not Hiding in the Bushes Approximately 50% of all rape/sexual assault incidents were reported by victims to have occured within 1 mile of their home or at their home.2.

Loading... Please wait... Advanced Search | Search Tips RAINNGear Sort by: Free Print Materials. There is an average of 293,066 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year.1 Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. Here's the math. According to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)--there is an average of 293,066 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. There are 525,600 minutes in a non-leap year. That makes 31,536,000 seconds/year. When do sexual assaults occur? According to the U.S. The Unvictims Sexual assault has fallen by 49% in recent years.3 Had the 1993 rate held steady, about 9.7 million Americans would have been assaulted in the last 20 years. Thanks to the decline, the actual number of victims was about 4.2 million.

While we should be happy that we’re making progress, we are still a very long way from solving this problem. Sign up to help RAINN fight sexual violence. References U.S. Let's Talk About Sexual Assault on College Campuses. Who’s Got Your Back? Is a safety card designed for college-aged women and men. The card details the high prevalence of sexual assaults on campus, defines consent and offers strategies about how to increase personal safety and prevent sexual assault. Information is included on what to do following an assault, emergency contraception, how to support friends, and tips for male allies.

An RQ code is provided for the safety app “Circle of 6”, and referrals are given for the National Sexual Assault Hotline and Planned Parenthood for further support. This card may be provided to all students during new student orientation, distributed during campus events, and routinely shared with students by on-campus health care providers, resident assistants, college administrators and women’s resource center staff, among others. The card was produced with support from the William and Flora Hewitt Foundation.. Download the PDF now! Order a hardcopy! An estimated one in five women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. In response to this staggering statistic, FUTURES, with generous support from the Avon Foundation for Women, convened a group of experts, and released guidelines to help colleges across the country create campus policies that promote respect and non-violent relationships.

Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Prevention and Responding to Gender Based Violence in Higher Education provides campuses with the tools and resources they need to promote healthy relationships and better support those who have been affected by violence. While Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities, current policies that deal with violence against women on campus do not cover the wide range of offenses that women face on a daily basis – including dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Earlier this week, the Bureau of Justice released a comprehensive study on the prevalence of college sexual assault, incorporating responses from 15,000 women and 8,000 men from nine schools across the United States. It confirms what we already knew: sexual assault on college campuses is a very serious issue that can’t be ignored.

The federally-funded study echoes previous research demonstrating that as many as one in four women experience sexual assault and abuse during their college years. Despite outrageous and unfounded claims aimed at debunking this statistic and perpetuating the cycle of victim-blaming, it’s clear that there is a very real problem at our nation’s universities. While the prevalence of college sexual assault may not come as a surprise to many familiar with the topic, we found the most alarming revelation of the study was that a majority of students who have been sexually assaulted never report it to law enforcement or to their schools.

The question is: why? An estimated one in five women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. In response to this staggering reality, FUTURES works closely with policy makers, student activists, campus administrators, survivors, and more to heighten awareness of the issue, and identify collaborative responses to the complex problem. As a longtime leader in the prevention of gender-based violence on college campuses, FUTURES has developed a suite of resources for activists, stakeholders, and concerned citizens—including our Beyond Title IX Guidelines for campus administrators, Campus Leadership Program to reinforce the intersection of health and gender-based violence prevention, and the Speak Up to take Rape Culture Down conference to facilitate grassroots change.

This problem can only be solved when policy makers, schools, activists, parents, survivors, and students work together to make sexual violence completely unacceptable on and off campus. Print The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Renewal passes the House and Senate and signed into law New law will safely and effectively meet the needs of more victims The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the cornerstone of our nation's response to domestic and sexual violence. A strong bipartisan bill to reauthorize VAWA (S. 47) passed in the Senate on February 12, 2013 (78-22) and in the House of Representatives on February 28, 2013 (286-138). President Obama signed the bill into law on March 7, 2013. NNEDV's statement on VAWA signing. YOUR calls made a difference!

What will this renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) change? The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has improved our nation's response to violence. VAWA 2013 also authorized appropriate funding to provide for VAWA's vitally important programs and protections, without imposing limitations that undermine effectiveness or victim safety. Click here for a detailed analysis of VAWA 2013. Background Learn More About VAWA: Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it's a men's issue. Federal Mandates Documentation The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault (May, 2014) Dear Colleague Fast Facts Full Dear Colleague Letter Title IX – Know Your Rights Not Alone This is a government-operated resource that focuses on sexual assault on school campuses.

Student Advocacy Change Happens Fourth Edition, SAFER Publication Moving Beyond Blue Lights and Buddy Systems, A National Survey of Anti-Rape Student Activists Know Your IX Know Your IX is a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence. End Rape On Campus End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels. Other Resources NCSVPT Sexual Misconduct Policy Template High School Resources. North Carolina has a large number of rape crisis centers throughout the state that can be of help to you. These centers provide free, confidential referrals and services for sexual assault victims, survivors and their close family and friends.

One of the most important services is a hotline that you can call to talk to a trained staff member or volunteer about your feelings and concerns related to the assault. Your conversations with rape crisis center staff are kept private and confidential by North Carolina law. If you are concerned about mandatory reporting to the police or to DSS, you can withhold your name and still have your questions answered in privacy (please see the website’s confidentiality section for further information).

The centers are listed below by county. Most crisis lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are a member organization of NCCASA and need to update your information, please contact Megan Clarke at Alamance County A.S.H.E. Hotlines and More Information | Joyful Heart Foundation. Emergencies In an emergency situation, always call 911. Emergency situations include a recent threat of violence, recent act of violence or if someone’s health is in imminent danger.

Crisis Hotlines (All are 24 hours a day unless otherwise noted) National Rape, Abuse and Incest National Hotline1-800-656-HOPE | Planned Parenthood1-800-230-7526 | National Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 | Local to Joyful Heart New York Safe Horizon Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline: 212-227-3000 or 1-866-689-HELP (4357) | California YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, Sexual Assault Services: 1-877-943-5778 | Peace Over Violence: 310-392-8381 | Hawai‘i YWCA of Hawai‘i, Sexual Assault Services: 1-808-935-0677 Sex Abuse Treatment Center: 1-808-524-7273 | Legal Links To learn more about the protections that the Violence Against Women Act ensures, click here.

One of Joyful Heart’s first formalized programs was the retreat experience. It began in 2005 as a response to an unmet need to help survivors heal in mind, body and spirit—not as a first response to crisis, but as a “next” response. The retreat program provides options for healing for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse using a holistic approach to healing, integrating traditional healing methods, like talk therapy and psychoeducation, with modalities such as creative expression, breathwork, yoga, movement, experiencing nature and more—all of which takes place in the nurturing environment of community. Our approach is grounded in possibility; we seek to elevate the goal of healing from one of survival to a life thriving with possibility and joy.

“The retreat really made me feel okay with myself and still, to this day, it made it ok for what I've walked through. I don't feel guilty, I don't feel shame anymore. I've embraced the beauty that we all share.” Ignite Talk: Disciplined Too Young & Too Often. Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault. Celebrities say "No More" to sexual assault and domestic violence. Who are the Victims? | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Resources Index (via END RAPE ON CAMPUS)