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Sexual Assault/Violence Resources



Understanding domestic abuse, sexual violence, and substance use:

The Recovery Village Columbus:

Black Women’s Blueprint:



Resources for Trans Sexual Assault Survivors:


Department of Defense Safe Helpline for Sexual Assault Survivors: 877-995-5247;


Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence: Women of Color and Sexual Assault 


CDC, Violence Prevention: 



Guides for Survivors. FORGE has published four guides specifically to address the needs of transgender and non-binary individuals who have experienced sexual abuse or assault; loved ones of trans survivors; and facilitators of trans support groups. 


National Sexual Violence Resource Center:


How to listen when someone you know discloses sexual harassment or assault:





Futures without Violence:





Bryant-Davis, T. (2011). Surviving Sexual Violence: A Guide to Recovery and Empowerment.



Buchwald, E., Fletcher, P., & Roth, M. (1993). Transforming a Rape Culture. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions. 


Harris, J. C., & Linder C. (2017). Intersections of Identity and Sexual Violence on Campus: Centering Minoritized Students’ Voices.






Bosma, A. K., Mulder, E., Pemberton, A., Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2018). Observer reactions to emotional victims of serious crimes: Stereotypes and expectancy violations. Psychology, Crime, & Law, 24, 957-977. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2018.1467910


Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., Selby, J. W., & Magee, D. L. (2011, online publication). Victim emotional response: Effects on social reaction to victims of rape. British Journal of Social Psychology.


Rose, M. R., Nadler, J., & Clark, J. (2006). Appropriately upset? Emotion norms and perceptions of crime victims. Law and Human Behavior, 30(2), 203219. doi:10.1007/s10979- 006-9030-3


White, J. W., & Sienkiewicz, H. C. (2018). Victim empowerment, safety, and perpetrator accountability through collaboration: A crisis to transformation Conceptual model. Violence Against Women. 




RESEARCH & PREVENTION (middle school and high school)





DeGue, S., Valle, L. A., Holt, M., Massetti, G. M., Jatjasko, J. L., & Tharp, A. T. (2014). A systematic review of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(4), 346–362.


Koss, M. P., White, J. W., & Lopez, E. C. (2017). Victim voice in reenvisioning responses to sexual and physical violence nationally and internationally. American Psychologist, 72(9), 1019–1030. 



POOR RECORD OF PROSECUTING SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES (video lecture with Linda M. Williams, Director, Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative):





Statement from APA President Dr. Jessica Henderson-Daniel regarding sexual assault:


Some of the coverage that included content from President Henderson Daniel’s statement or from APA’s efforts to connect reporters with member psychologists:


Politico: Grassley seeks more details from Kavanaugh accuser's polygraph

Sept. 26

Est. audience 3,106,205

New York Times: When the News Itself Is a Form of Trauma

Sept. 26

Est. audience 25,617,333

New York Times: They Say Sexual Assault, Kavanaugh Says It Never Happened: Sifting Truth From Memory

Sept. 25

Est. audience 25,617,333

Forbes: The Kavanaugh Hearing Is Not "He Said, She Said." It's "She Remembers What He Did, He Doesn't"

Sept. 25


New York Times: Memory's Frailty May Be Playing Role in Kavanaugh Matter

Sept. 21

Est. audience 25,617,333

This article – originally reported by The Associated Press -- has appeared in at least 250 news outlets.


VOX: What’s wrong with the “just a teen” Kavanaugh defense, according to a psychologist

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