Sexual Assault/Violence Resources

Sexual Assault/Violence Resources


Rape Culture


Black Women’s Blueprint:


Resources for Trans Sexual Assault Survivors:

Department of Defense Safe Helpline for Sexual Assault Survivors: 877-995-5247;

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence: Women of Color and Sexual Assault

CDC, Violence Prevention:


Guides for Survivors. FORGE has published four guides specifically to address the needs of transgender and non-binary individuals who have experienced sexual abuse or assault; loved ones of trans survivors; and facilitators of trans support groups.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center:

How to listen when someone you know discloses sexual harassment or assault:


Futures without Violence:


Bryant-Davis, T. (2011). Surviving Sexual Violence: A Guide to Recovery and Empowerment.


Buchwald, E., Fletcher, P., & Roth, M. (1993). Transforming a Rape Culture. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions.

Harris, J. C., & Linder C. (2017). Intersections of Identity and Sexual Violence on Campus: Centering Minoritized Students’ Voices.



Bosma, A. K., Mulder, E., Pemberton, A., Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2018). Observer reactions to emotional victims of serious crimes: Stereotypes and expectancy violations. Psychology, Crime, & Law, 24, 957-977. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2018.1467910

Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., Selby, J. W., & Magee, D. L. (2011, online publication). Victim emotional response: Effects on social reaction to victims of rape. British Journal of Social Psychology.

Johnson, N. L., & Johnson, D. M. (2017). An empirical exploration into the measurement of rape culture. Journal of interpersonal violence

Rose, M. R., Nadler, J., & Clark, J. (2006). Appropriately upset? Emotion norms and perceptions of crime victims. Law and Human Behavior, 30(2), 203219. doi:10.1007/s10979- 006-9030-3

White, J. W., & Sienkiewicz, H. C. (2018). Victim empowerment, safety, and perpetrator accountability through collaboration: A crisis to transformation Conceptual model. Violence Against Women

RESEARCH & PREVENTION (middle school and high school)


DeGue, S., Valle, L. A., Holt, M., Massetti, G. M., Jatjasko, J. L., & Tharp, A. T. (2014). A systematic review of primary prevention strategies for sexual violence perpetration. Aggression and Violent Behavior19(4), 346–362.

Koss, M. P., White, J. W., & Lopez, E. C. (2017). Victim voice in reenvisioning responses to sexual and physical violence nationally and internationally. American Psychologist72(9), 1019–1030.

POOR RECORD OF PROSECUTING SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES (video lecture with Linda M. Williams, Director, Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative):


Statement from APA President Dr. Jessica Henderson-Daniel regarding sexual assault:

Some of the coverage that included content from President Henderson Daniel’s statement or from APA’s efforts to connect reporters with member psychologists:

Politico: Grassley seeks more details from Kavanaugh accuser’s polygraph

Sept. 26

Est. audience 3,106,205

New York Times: When the News Itself Is a Form of Trauma

Sept. 26

Est. audience 25,617,333

New York Times: They Say Sexual Assault, Kavanaugh Says It Never Happened: Sifting Truth From Memory

Sept. 25

Est. audience 25,617,333

Forbes: The Kavanaugh Hearing Is Not “He Said, She Said.” It’s “She Remembers What He Did, He Doesn’t”

Sept. 25

New York Times: Memory’s Frailty May Be Playing Role in Kavanaugh Matter