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Below, you will find articles and press releases addressing various issues regarding healthy dating and sexual assault awareness. To obtain permission to reprint any or all portions of the below articles written by Mike Domitrz, e-mail by clicking here.
The “Slut Reputation” Discussion ~Mike Domitrz
Abstinence & Consent — Do They Belong Together? ~Mike Domitrz
Tough Audiences Need You! ~Mike Domitrz
Working with Students – Are They Difficult? ~Mike Domitrz
Do Your Kids Ask? Parents Teaching Respect & Healthy Dating ~Mike Domitrz
Date Rape, Rape, Sexual Assault, Prevention, Awareness – the words we use ~Mike Domitrz
Going Beyond What Is Expected ~Mike Domitrz
Articles Quoting Mike Domitrz
First-Date Body Language — Decoded ~MSN Dating & Personals, Spring ’05
May I Kiss You? Talk To Your Teen About Date Rape ~teenagerstoday.com, April ’04
The Girly Guide ~preteenagerstoday.com, Nov ’04
Boy Basics 101 ~preteenagerstoday.com, Dec ’03
Kobe Case Serves as Lesson for Pro Athletes ~Houston Chronicle, Oct ’03
How Parents Can Help Their Teens Through the Dating Years ~Style Weekly, Sep ’03
Kobe Case Disturbs Survivors of Rape ~Grand Junction Sentinel, Aug ’03
*To obtain permission to reprint any or all portions of these articles, E-mail Mike here
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. RAINN uses its extensive entertainment industry and community-based connections to educate more than 120 million Americans each year about sexual assault.
Toll-Free: (800) 656-HOPE
MaleSurvivor, the National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization, is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. The organization maintains a web site (www.malesurvivor.org) that includes a wealth of information for survivors and professionals about male sexual victimization as well as a Discussion Board and live Chat Room where survivors can network and support one another, anonymously if they wish. MaleSurvivor also publishes a newsletter and sponsors periodic conferences and healing retreats.
AdvocateWeb is the largest internet resource dealing with sexual misconduct, exploitation, and abuse of clients by mental health professionals, medical professionals, clergy, lawyers, educators, and law enforcement officials. AdvocateWeb offers extensvie free resources for victims, survivors, their families, friends, victim advocates, and professionals seeking to address this problem.
The Awareness Center is the Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA). JCASA is dedicated to addressing sexual violence in the Jewish communities around the world.
Toll-Free: (443) 857-5560
The Arizona Department of Health Services: Sexual Violence Prevention & Education provides rape prevention education to students, professionals, and community members. These interventions have covered all racial and ethnic groups throughout Arizona – including Native American and Hispanic groups.
Toll-Free: (602) 542-7343
The Date Safe Project is committed to being a national leader in the mission to teach youth and adults that “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and decreasing occurrences of sexual assault. By producing interactive presentations, educational resources, and other national initiatives, we teach how a better understanding of consent leads to healthier dating and to a greater awareness of the many issues surrounding human sexuality and sexual assault.
Toll-Free: (800) 329-9650
National Domestic Violence Registry is the first national database model for domestic violence convictions available to the public. We have the opportunity to provide a major program that will vastly help in the prevention of domestic violence, guide citizens to making more informed decisions about those they date, exponentially raise awareness nationally for domestic violence incidences, and provide the opportunity to influence the history of crime prevention throughout the United States. Visit http://www.domesticviolencedatabase.org.
FaithTrust Institute is a national multifaith organization is working to end sexual and domestic violence. WE provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address religious and cultural issues related to abuse. Through training, consultation, and educational materials, we equip religious leaders sexual and domestic violence in their communities.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, statistics, and resources related to sexual violence. It serves as a resource for coalitions, rape crisis centers, allied organizations, and others working to eliminate sexual assault. The NSVRC does not provide direct services to sexual assault victims but rather supports those who do.
Toll-Free: (877) 739-3895
SAKHI provides services for South Asian Women dealing with Domestic Violence.
Stop It Now! is a national non-profit working to prevent child sexual abuse using the tools of public health. Since 1992, our public policy, public education, and research programs have protected children by emphasizing adult and community responsibility.
Toll-Free: (888) PREVENT
Security On Campus, Inc. is the only national non-profit organization devoted exclusively to providing services to the victims of violence on college campuses and to educate students. When SOC works with victims, university policies are changed for the better.
Toll-Free: (888) 251-7959
Men Can Stop Rape mobilizes male youth to prevent men’s violence against women. The organization builds young men’s capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.
Offices: (202) 265-6530
Gift From Within A non-profit organization with educational materials for survivors of trauma, advocates and counselors.
SelfGrowth.com A complete guide to information about Self -Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.
Voices of Strength a new series of survivors sharing their words.
EbooksAndMoreForYou Offering ebooks on “Child Abuse Recovery.” Providing valuable information to people who were abused at any age and lists access to 1000s of recovery organizations in over 100 languages.
A Men’s Project (AMP) has links related to Men and Boys in North America.
STATE COALITIONS AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT
To find local rape crisis centers, click on the name of your state coalition against sexual assault and you will be forwarded to their website. If they do not have a working website, then call the number provided. They will be happy to help you the closest rape crisis center.
Alabama Coalition Against Rape
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Arizona Sexual Assault Network (AzSAN)
Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS)
Sexual Assault Network of Delaware (SAND) c/o CONTACT Delaware
Crisis Line in Delaware: (800) 262-9800
District of Columbia Rape Crisis Center
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
Dekalb (Georgia) Rape Crisis Program
Hawaii Coalition for the Prevention of Sexual Assault
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. (INCASA)
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Iowa CASA)
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.
Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA)
(888) 995-7273 (Toll-free number from Louisiana)
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Department of Health – Mississippi State
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Nebraska Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition (NDVSAC)
Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence
(702) 914-6878 not a hotline number
Crisis Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE
New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Hotline: (800) 277-5570
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault -NJCASA
Hotline: (800) 601-7200
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.
New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA, Inc.)
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA)
North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services – Coalition Against Sexual Assault in ND
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)
Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV)
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
Rhode Island Sexual Assault Coalition
South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
(800) 356-6767 (Tennessee)
(800) 7997233 (National Domestic Violence Hotline)
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Virginia Sexaul and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information & Services
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)
Phone/TTY: (608) 257-1516
Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Sites run by Survivors of Sexual Assault
**If you are a survivor of sexual assault who has an internet site or blog, please e-mail us at info@DateSafeProject.org with the link you want us to add to this section of our website. All we request is for you to first have a link to http://www.DateSafeProject.org.
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