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Latest News| Oct 1, 2020

Strategies to Support Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

This October, RAINN recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the impact that sexual violence has on those trapped at home with an abuser. Because 8 out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows, staying at home can mean that a survivor is in close proximity with the person harming them. Because so many doors are closed right now, it is more important than ever to be proactive in offering survivors support and resources.

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Oct 08, 2020

Lifetime Television Executive on How Entertainment Can Change Lives

Kannie Yu LaPack serves as senior vice president of Publicity, Public Affairs and Social Media Strategy at Lifetime Television. Lifetime and RAINN have previously partnered on Surviving Jeffrey Epstein and the two-part Surviving R. Kelly documentary. "It’s incredible and so rewarding to see the jump in numbers of people reaching out for help to the RAINN hotline when we air something and include the hotline number. We know we’re truly reaching people."

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Oct 08, 2020

RAINN Continues to Expand Resources for Spanish-Speaking Survivors

Did you know, RAINN now offers many resources in Spanish for survivors and their loved ones to access? Visitors to RAINN’s website can now find Spanish language information on supporting LGBTQ survivors, sexual assault of men and boys, sexual abuse by helping professionals, detailed information on reporting for teens, and many other topics.

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Oct 05, 2020

Best-selling Author on Getting Sober, Writing, and Supporting Loved Ones

Jennifer Storm is an award winning victims’ rights expert, survivor of sexual violence and addiction, advocate, and best-selling author on trauma and addiction. Her book, Blackout Girl: Tracing My Scars from Addiction and Sexual Assault; With New and Updated Content for the #MeToo Era, tells her story of surviving sexual violence and the effects it had on the mental health struggles and addiction she experienced.

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Latest News | August 04, 2020
New RAINN-Supported Legislation Seeks to Help Rescue Children from Harm

A bipartisan group of members of Congress, led by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Ben Cline (R-VA), has introduced the Child RESCUE Act, which will help ensure that children experiencing abuse can be identified and removed from harm as soon as possible. To create a proactive strategy to...

Latest News | July 28, 2020
RAINN Acknowledges Contribution by MacKenzie Scott

“We are extremely grateful to MacKenzie Scott for her generous gift in support of RAINN’s services for survivors of sexual violence and our work educating the public about this crime,” said Scott Berkowitz, RAINN founder and president. “Demand for RAINN’s services has grown dramatically in recent...

Latest News | July 10, 2020
Artist and Entrepreneur on the Healing Power of Creativity

Each month, RAINN highlights a member of its National Leadership Council. The NLC is a group of dedicated individuals who have shown their commitment to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence. This month we checked in with Micheline Pitt, business owner, supporter, and...

Latest News | July 10, 2020
Grooming: Know the Warning Signs

One tool common to those who sexually abuse kids and teens is grooming: manipulative behaviors that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught. Though grooming can take many different forms, it often follows a similar...

Latest News | July 10, 2020
How RAINN’s Policy Team Works to Help Survivors

Recently, as Congress has considered police reform legislation, RAINN has urged House and Senate leaders to include a number of additional changes to help survivors of sexual violence. RAINN’s suggestions address issues that disproportionately impact Black victims of sexual violence, especially...

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