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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 | April 16, 2020
For the First Time Ever, Minors Make Up Half of Visitors to National Sexual Assault Hotline

In March, as shelter-in-place orders were implemented across the country, for the first time ever, half of the victims receiving help from the National Sexual Assault Hotline were minors. “Unfortunately for many, and especially for children experiencing sexual abuse, ‘stay at home’ doesn’t mean ‘...

Latest News | April 02, 2020
RAINN Working to Protect Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Crisis

RAINN is working with state agencies to address emergency preparedness and response measures for survivors of sexual violence, particularly children, during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During natural disasters and in conflict zones, the prevalence of sexual violence increases,” said Camille Cooper,...

Latest News | April 02, 2020
COVID-19 Update: RAINN is Here for Survivors

As each us face the many ways COVID-19 has affected our communities and everyday lives, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that RAINN continues to be here to support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones, no matter what. We know that this is a difficult time, and that...

Latest News | April 02, 2020
Sexual Violence Researcher Talks About Supporting Loved Ones

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 Dr. Sarah Peitzmeier, a researcher, advocate,...

Latest News | March 19, 2020
RAINN is Here for You, No Matter What

As schools, workplaces, and communities around the country grapple with concerns around COVID-19, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to say: RAINN is here to help you, no matter what. We know that this is a difficult time, and that uncertainty around the coronavirus may feel overwhelming for...

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