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If you or someone you know is going through similar issues, please reach out to these resources.  

Civilian Resources

  • Disaster Mental Health
    CDC’s Web page on disaster mental health includes information on coping with the stress that can result from experiencing a traumatic event.

  • Office of Women’s Health (OWH)
    As the focus for women’s health issues at CDC, OWH provides a forum for collaboration and works within and outside the agency to raise awareness of women’s health and to promote activities that will improve the health and safety of women. OWH serves as an advocate for women’s health issues and stimulates research, disease prevention programs, and policy development.

Other Federal Resources:

  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
    The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention offers free, Web-based courses. Courses identify problems and risk factors, screening and assessment tools, prevention and intervention strategies, tools for clients, and legal issues surrounding intimate partner violence.

  • National Offices of Violence Prevention Network
    The National Offices of Violence Prevention Network is a coalition of local governments committed to reimagining public safety. The newly formed Network brings together the leaders of civilian local government offices dedicated to community-driven safety solutions, known as offices of violence prevention (OVPs).

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
    The Office on Violence Against Women works with victim advocates and law enforcement to develop grant programs that support a wide range of services, including advocacy, emergency shelter, law enforcement protection, and legal aid for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Office leads efforts nationally and abroad to intervene in and prosecute crimes of trafficking in women and children and is addressing international domestic violence issues.

Other Online Resources:

  • 1in6
    The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. This organization also serves family members, friends, and partners and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.

  • Black Women’s Blueprint (BWB)
    This organization works to place the particular struggles of Black women and girls squarely within the context of the larger racial justice concerns of Black communities.

  • Clery Center for Security on Campus
    The goal of this organization is to work with college and university communities to create safer campuses, including providing Clery Act training seminars.  Under the Jeanne Clery Act of 1990, institutions must provide survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking with options such as changes to academic, transportation, or living or working situations, and assistance in notifying local law enforcement, if the student or employee chooses to do so.

  • End Rape on Campus (EROC)
    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.

  • Faith Trust Institute
    Formerly known as the Center for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious, educational resource that addresses sexual and domestic violence issues.

  • Futures Without Violence
    Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, the organization trains professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse.

  • Generation Five
    Generation Five is a nonprofit organization that brings together diverse community leaders working to end child sexual abuse within five generations.

  • Getting attention for prevention
    This brief, developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Berkeley Media Studies Group, provides guidance on how to frame sexual violence and construct messages about prevention.

  • Hollaback!
    Hollaback! is a movement to end harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. Members work together to better understand harassment ignite public conversations, and develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.

  • MaleSurvivor
    MaleSurvivor creates resources and partnerships to provide life-changing support to adult male survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

  • Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR)
    MCSR is a national nonprofit organization. MCSR’s mission is to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.

  • National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV)
    NAESV utilizes a comprehensive grassroots communication network to shape national policy related to sexual violence and victims’ needs. NAESV advocates on behalf of victims and survivors—, women, children, and men who have needlessly suffered the serious trauma of sexual violence —and envisions a world free from sexual violence.

  • National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
    NCVC is a nonprofit organization that serves victims of all types of crime, including sexual violence. The Center provides public policy advocacy; training and technical assistance to victim service organizations, counselors, attorneys, criminal justice agencies, and allied professionals; a toll-free hotline for crime victims; and a virtual library containing publications, current statistics with references, a list of recommended readings, and bibliographies.

    NO MORE seeks to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Raliance
    Raliance is a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation and is a resource for policymakers, advocates, service providers, prevention practitioners, and the media. It is comprised of three national sexual violence prevention organizations: the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assaults (CALCASA)-PreventConnect, and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV).

  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
    Hotline: 800-656-HOPE
    RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN’s national hotline works as a call-routing system. When an individual calls RAINN, a computer reads the area code and first three digits of the phone number and routes the call to the nearest member rape crisis center.

    STOP IT NOW! is a national, public health-based organization working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse.

  • Stop Street Harassment
    Stop Street Harassment (SSH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide.​

Military Resources

  •  - DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Office program and page, providing links to DoD Policies and Federal and State Laws pertaining to sexual assault, as well as DoD Annual Reports and SAPR training materials.

  • RAINN  - Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates both the DoD Safe helpline and the National Sexual Assault Hotline. Their website also provides a variety of information on sexual assault statistics, the effects of and recovering from sexual assault, risk reduction tips, national and state resources, computer safety tips, and civilian reporting options.

  • Safe Helpline  - Operated by RAINN, the Safe Helpline website provides links to the online helpline (live, confidential, 24/7 online support), Safe Helpline, and Info by Text, along with general information about sexual assault.

  • Military One Source   - Provided by the DoD to service members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns. Services are available 24 hours a day, by telephone with a professionally trained consultant and/or online.

  • PreventConnect   - Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.

  • EVAW International   - End Violence Against Women International (EVAW) hosts an online training institute where you can register for on-demand training on a variety of sexual assault topics.

  • Male Survivors  - Male Survivors: Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Boys & Men is devoted to addressing the unique needs and concerns of male victims of sexual assault through online support groups, myths and facts, discussion boards and an online resource library.

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