When news stories on the allegations of former Penn State University Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children broke, many local rape crisis centers in Pennsylvania and across the country faced an increase in calls for services.
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Since 2004, advocates across the country have observed National Stalking Awareness Month in January, in an effort to educate society about this pervasive crime.
Sexual violence prevention programs led by youth often use a peer education model. Colleges commonly use these models for health education on campus. Additionally, some high school and middle school programs incorporate models in which youth undergo training and receive mentorship from adult allies to provide information and programming to their classmates.
Requests for current and accurate statistics are one of the most typical inquiries received by the NRCDV.
Stemming from posts on the NSVRC Facebook page, in this month’s question we explore what is known about this link. When a person is forced, coerced, or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity, she or he may experience a variety of thoughts, feelings and reactions.