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There are many types of sexual violence, including rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner sexual violence—and other crimes and forms of violence may arise jointly in these instances.
Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed.
Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent also plays an important role in determining if act is legally considered a crime.
Excerpts from https://www.rainn.org/.
Programs and Campaigns
The Red Flag Camapaign
"The Red Flag Campaign is a community-level strategy, designed to build bystander intervention skills and change social norms on campus."
Mentors in Violence Prevention
"MVP provides the leadership necessary, within sport and beyond, to address the global issues of sexism – especially men’s violence against women. In our advocacy efforts and training programs, we educate, inspire and empower men & women to prevent, interrupt and respond to sexist abuse."
Green Dot, Alteristic
"Teenagers are experiencing dating and sexual violence, stalking, and bullying at alarming rates in our high schools. This program incorporates into its training a teaching tool that includes group and individual activities, team competitions, workbook activities, group discussions, and game playing. It speaks to the students with a series of video vignettes produced with other high schoolers. Instructors learn about working with school systems and incorporating parents, teachers, coaches, and other important influential figures in the high school setting."
It's On Us
Launched in September 2014, It’s On Us is a national movement to end sexual assault. The campaign was launched following recommendations from the White House Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault that noted the importance of engaging everyone in the conversation to end sexual violence. It’s On Us asks everyone – students, community leaders, parents, organizations, and companies – to step up and realize that the conversation changes
with us. It’s a rallying cry to be a part of the solution. The campaign combines innovative creative content and grassroots organizing techniques to spark conversation on a national and local level. Over the past two years, almost 300,000 people have taken a stand against sexual violence by taking the It’s On Us pledge. The campaign works with 95 partners and students on over 500 campuses. And we’re just getting started…
One in Four
One in Four, Inc is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of rape by the thoughtful application of theory and research to rape prevention programming. Our presentation and prevention strategies are based in statistical research and have been shown to increase likelihood of bystander intervention in a situation where rape or sexual assault may occur.
The 57 Bus by
Publication Date: 2017-10-17
"If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes"
The Masculine Self by
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Call Number: 362.883 KRA
Publication Date: 2015-04-21
"The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. Chronicles the... experiences of several women in Missoula -- the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them"--Publisher.
Our Guys by
Call Number: 364.15 LEF
Publication Date: 1998-04-28
A shocking true-crime story of America's jock culture and the hidden world of unrestrained adolescent sexuality in one seemingly idyllic suburban town.
In March 1989 a group of teenage boys lured a retarded girl into a basement in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and gang-raped her. Glen Ridge was the kind of peaceful, affluent suburb many Americans dream about. The rapists were its most popular high school athletes. And although rumors of the crime quickly spread through the town, weeks passed before anyone saw fit to report it to the police. What made these boys capable of brutalizing a girl that some of them had known since childhood? Why did so many of their elders deny the rape and rally around its perpetrators? To solve this riddle, the Edgar award-winning author Bernard Lefkowitz conducted years of research and more than two hundred interviews.
Sex, College, and Social Media by
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
Publication Date: 2015-10-13
When Something Feels Wrong by
Call Number: 616.858 Ple
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Explains to teens what constitutes neglect and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and discusses what to do about them--for oneself or others--and how to heal from them.
Organizations and Speakers
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
"RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice."
Vermont Sexual Violence Laws
This link will allow you to look at Vermont's state laws in regards to consent and limitations.
Ending sexual violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Empowerment.
"The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a statewide non-profit 501c3 corporation which was created in 1986 to represent the needs and interests of our Member Organizations – local domestic and sexual violence agencies. We support our Member Organizations and their work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence through policy change, training and technical assistance and large scale social change efforts."
Biographies and Memoirs from Survivors
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by
Publication Date: 1983-04-01
It Happened to Nancy by
Call Number: 362.196 IT
Publication Date: 2004-12-28
Presents a true story written by an anonymous fourteen-year-old teenage who reveals how she fell for a handsome college student who raped her and infected her with the HIV virus.
Loose Girl by
Call Number: 306.7 COH
Publication Date: 2008-05-01
The author describes her life after her parents separated when she was eleven years old, discussing how she began reacting to her changing adolescent body and detailing sexually-related incidents that include sexually transmitted disease scares and being raped in college.
A Stolen Life by
Publication Date: 2011-07-12