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Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
Anyone can be raped. In the United States, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted as children. About one in six women and one in eleven men are raped after turning eighteen.
Rape is one of the most unreported crimes. It is estimated that as many as 80% of all rapes are never reported to the police.
About 44% of rape victims are under age 18, and 80% are under age 30.
A rapist can be anyone. 75% of rapes are committed by someone the survivor knows: an acquaintance, neighbor, boss, doctor, coach, teacher, even a friend, family member, intimate parter or spouse.
Facts taken from Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) website. RAINN allows you to search by state and/or zip code in order to find the rape crisis center nearest you.
SFWAR TRAINING MANUAL
SFWAR's Training Manual is a compilation of articles to both supplement and accompany the topics covered during our 77 hour CA Certified Rape Crisis Counselor Training. Additional materials are provided below on this page that were not able to be included in the manual. Volunteers may purchase a manual at the beginning of training to cover the basic printing costs. Sliding scale is available if necessary. Please contact the Director of Volunteers and Hotline for more information.
SFWAR INFORMATIONAL HANDOUTS
INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES (PDFs unless otherwise noted)
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History of the Rape Crisis Movement
Child Sexual Assault & Youth
Survivors with Disabilities
Sexual Assault in Communities of Color
Queer & Trans Survivors
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