Trusted Partners and Literature
- Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-723-3014
- Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR): pcar.org
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): rainn.org
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center: www.nsvrc.org
- National Center for Victims of Crime: nsvrc.org
- Information on male sexual abuse: malesurvivor.org
- LGBTQ Community resources: http://www.nclrights.org/sexual-assault-in-the-lgbt-community/
- Information for individuals with disabilities: http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2457
- Information for adults on prevention efforts: www.heroproject.org
- Philadelphia Special Victims Unit: 215-685-3251
- Childline (report sexual abuse statewide): 1-800-932-0313
- Hotline for people in the military 1-877-995-5247 or https://www.safehelpline.org/?gclid=CjwKEAjwjYCvBRC99sSm_frioAwSJACrKuPCmbxurbK2Tr4zj5qtQniRPUXMIYQViQJha_2cAtUonxoCfDDw_wcB
- Planned Parenthood: 215-351-5560
- Office of Emergency Shelter & Services: 215-686-7150
- Start Your Recovery: https://startyourrecovery.org
- Suicide Hotline: 215-686-4420
- Women’s Law Project: 215-928-9801
- Women Against Abuse (Philadelphia DV shelter): 215-386-7777
- National Runaway Switchboard: 1800RUNAWAY.org
Federal law requires that universities must provide many things to an individual who is reporting a sexual assault including:
- Responding promptly to the report
- Informing you of the policies & procedures of the reporting process
- Conduct an investigation
- Offering you confidential counseling & support services both on and off campus
All universities who receive federal funding are required to report their crime statistics. This information is made publicly accessible through the university’s annual security report.
For more information about sexual violence on college campuses, please visit the sites below:
The Center for Public Integrity posts various articles and information about campus assault:
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center carries a wide array of resources for survivors and campus administrators about the laws, statistics and prevention efforts:
Learn more about the Jeanne Cleary Act a consumer protection act enacted in 1990:
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- Foa, E., & Rothbaum, B. (1998) Treating the trauma of rape: Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD. New York & London: The Guilford Press.
- Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and recovery. New York, NY: Basic Books.
- Lew, M. (2004). Victims no longer: Men recovering from incest and other sexual child abuse (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Harper Collins Press.
- Lueders, B. (2006). Cry rape: The true story of one woman’s harrowing quest for justice. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
- Matsakis, A. (1998). Trust after trauma: A guide to relationships for survivors and those who love them. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
- Van der Kolk, B., McFarlane, A., & Weisaeth, L. (1996). Traumatic stress: The effects of overwhelming experience on mind, body and society.New York & London: The Guilford Press.
- Williams, M.B. & Poijula, S. (2002). The PTSD Workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
- If She is Raped: A guidebook for husbands, fathers and male friends by Alan McEvoy & Jeff Brookings.
- Adams, C. &. (1987). Helping Your Child Recover From Sexual Abuse. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.
- Freeman, L. (1982). It’s My Body.Seattle, Washington: Parenting Press, Inc.
- Freeman, L. (1986). Loving Touches. Seattle, Washington: Parenting Press, Inc.
- Goldblatt, R. (2004). The Boy Who Didn’t Want To Be Sad. Washington, DC: Magination Press.
- Holmes, M. M. (2000). A Terrible Thing Happened. Washington, DC: Magination Press.
- (1991). Please Tell! A child’s story about sexual abuse. Center City, MN: Hazelden.
- Kehoe, P. (1987). Something Happened And I’m Scared To Tell. Seattle, Washington: Parenting Press, Inc.
- Kleven, S. (1997). The Right Touch. Bellevue, Washington: Publishing Company, Inc.
- Levy, J. (2005). Healing The Harm Done. Xlibris Corporation.
- Porett, J. (1993). When I Was Little Like You. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.
- Spelman, C. (1997). Your Body Belongs To You. Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company.