Military Sexual Assault Resource Links
Safe Helpline - Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community
- Operated by the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
(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.
Confidential Assistance 24/7 for DoD and CG military service members --
hotline 877-995-5247, secure instant messaging: www.SafeHelpline.org
- DoD Safe Helpline Mobile App
- Gives members of
the military community access to resources and tools to help
manage the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault.
National Center for PTSD
(U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) - Information
and resources about types of trauma, assessment for PTSD, types of
treatment, self help and coping, PTSD and sexual assault, resources for
family and friends, and other online resources such as informational videos,
phone apps, and links.
Military Sexual Assault Prevention and
Response Program Links
Civilian Sexual Assault Prevention and
End Violence Against Women International (EVAW) -
Hosts an Online Training
Institute, where you can register for on-demand trainings on a variety of
sexual assault topics.
Male Survivors: Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Boys & Men -
addressing the unique needs and concerns of male victims of sexual assault
through online and in-person support groups, myths and facts, discussion
boards, and an online resource library.
Men Can Stop Rape - Seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating
cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. Their
website offers a variety of resources, including downloadable handouts on a
variety of topics.
- Rape, Abuse
and Incest National Network (RAINN) - The nation's largest
anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National
Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual
assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to
justice. 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.
Additional Support for Male Victims
- 1in6 - The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives, which also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community
Transition Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides various services and resources for service members who have experienced military sexual trauma (MST).
For additional information as you transition out of the Coast Guard, visit http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome.asp and https://www.safehelpline.org/tsm-overview.cfm.
American Bar Association Home Front: Legal Resources for Military Families -
The Home Front Legal Information Center provides both general and
military-specific legal information. The Directory of Programs includes
information on Military Legal Assistance Offices, Legal Aid and Pro Bono
Programs, and Lawyer Referral Programs, and is searchable by state.
- WomensLaw.org - Provides legal information and support to victims of
domestic violence and sexual assault, including information on Federal,
State, and Tribal laws and statutes, staying safe, preparing for court and
how to find a lawyer.
Policy and Research Resources
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence -
National advocacy group seeking
to advance and strengthen public policy on behalf of state coalitions,
individuals and other entities working to end sexual violence.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) -
Provides an extensive “Get Help
Series” of general information for crime victims and providers. NCVC also
hosts the Stalking Resource Center, a press center and information on civil
litigation and public policy.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - Information on research and evaluation
priorities, effective responses, victims and perpetrators and downloadable
NIJ and NIJ-sponsored publications.
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) -
Hosts a variety of resources,
including factsheets, guides, toolkits, articles, and NSVRC-exclusive
publications. There is also a calendar of events, listing sexual assault
trainings, conferences, and local events.
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
(U.S. Department of Justice) -
Administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the
country that are developing programs, policies and practices aimed at ending
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Sexual Violence Information and
Resources (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Provides general information about sexual violence, prevention
strategies, consequences, risk and protective factors, as well as
downloadable resource guides and reports.
Military Sexual Trauma (MST) (Department of Veterans Affairs)
- The Department of Veterans Affairs provides free,
confidential counseling and treatment to male and female
veterans for mental and physical health conditions related
to experiences of MST.
Military Sexual Trauma - Issues in Caring for Veterans (by
the National Center for PTSD) - This Department of Veterans
Affairs webpage provides useful information and fact sheets for
veterans and their families.
- Myths, Facts and Trends of Sexual Assault
Sexual Violence Resource Center - Provides an extensive
on-line library and coordinates National Sexual Assault Awareness Month initiatives.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
(Department of Justice) -
Provides information for victims of all crimes, including sexual
assault. Also has has publications on a variety of general crime
victim topics, including crime victim services, crime
victimization, health, international issues, legal
resources, specific populations and victim advocacy, as well
as publications specifically addressing sexual violence.
Sexual Violence Prevention (Department of Health and Human
Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - Provides
extensive information on the problem of sexual violence including
prevention strategies and a large number of related web links.
Stalking Resource Center -
Information and resources for
victims of stalking, hosted by the National Center for
Victims of Crime.
- The Gift of Fear, by Gavin Degraw
- Telling: A Memoir of Rape & Recovery, by Patricia
- After Silence: Rape & My Journey Back, by Nancy Venable
- I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing,
Fighting, and Surviving Date & Acquaintance Rape, by Robin
- Resurrection After Rape: A Guide to Transforming from
Victim to Survivor, by Matt Atkinson
- Recovering from Rape, by Linda Ledray
- Voices of Courage: Inspiration from Survivors of Sexual
Assault, by Michael Domitrz
- The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women & How All Men
Can Help, by Jackson Katz
- Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering
from Sexual Child Abuse, by Mike Lew
- Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive, By
- Life, Reinvented: A Guide to Healing from Sexual Trauma
for Survivors & Loved Ones, by Erin Carpenter
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