Myth or Fact: “It Wasn’t Really Rape” 

April 26th, 2018 (No Comments)

Myth: If she didn’t say no or fight back, then it wasn’t really rape. Fact: If the victim was incapable of consent, if they were too scared to say no, or if they were coerced, then it was rape. This myth assumes that victims will act a certain way during an assault. Many people imagine […]

In Solidarity with our Latinx and Immigrant Community

April 12th, 2018 (No Comments)

The OCRCC is deeply saddened and troubled by the recent ICE raids in Orange County. We want to express our solidarity with our Latinx and immigrant community, and our appreciation of the actions that El Centro Hispano has already taken. Raids like these damage individuals and communities and tear apart families- families that are often […]

Cultivar una actitud de agradecimiento

March 28th, 2018 (No Comments)

El año nuevo es una buena oportunidad para practicar y cultivar una actitud de gratitud y ser agradecido por muchas cosas que suceden todos los días. Si usted no ha pensado en algunos motivos por los que está agradecido, tome unos minutos todos los días (al levantarse para empezar o al acostarse al terminar el […]

Consejos para ayudar a un ser querido que está en crisis

February 23rd, 2018 (No Comments)

Los impactos de la violencia sexual incluyen un amplio rango de frustraciones y barreras que los sobrevivientes enfrentan en su vida diaria. Mirar como un ser querido tiene dificultades para enfrentar estos impactos puede traer sentimientos de frustración e impotencia. Los sobrevivientes secundarios (parejas, amigos y familiares de los sobrevivientes) también tienen una respuesta personal […]

Therapy & Counseling: What’s the Difference?

November 3rd, 2017 (No Comments)

The terms “therapy” and “counseling” can be used in many different ways, but in our work, we use them to mean different and specific things. To distinguish between the two, it may be helpful to refer to the latter as “crisis counseling” or “crisis intervention.” Crisis intervention is a brief service conducted by trained professionals […]

Preventing and Deterring Abusive Relationships in High School

October 10th, 2017 (No Comments)

In honor of Relationship Violence Awareness Month, we bring you the first in a blog series by our resident expert on high school students,  Trinity Casimir. What does an abusive relationship look like? When having conversations in school health classes or watching a movie, an abusive relationship conjures up certain images: a woman taking her children […]

7 preguntas frecuentes acerca de línea de ayuda del Centro de Asistencia contra la Violencia Sexual.

September 13th, 2017 (No Comments)

En el Centro de Asistencia contra la Violencia Sexual pasamos frecuentemente hablamos de violencia sexual porque es parte nuestro trabajo. Sin embargo, para otras personas estas conversaciones no son fáciles de tener. La violencia sexual es un tema muy personal e incómodo, pues hablar de su experiencia personal puede ser invasivo. Sin embargo, para otras […]

Mamá, ¿Qué es violación?

September 4th, 2017 (No Comments)

Ya sea que tu hijo haya escuchado la palabra “violación” en las noticias, la haya leído en internet o en nuestros materiales, hay maneras apropiadas para hablar con tus hijos cuando le pregunten de esto. Incluso antes de que ellos te pregunten, hay algunas cosas que los papas pueden hacer para sentar la base para […]

Standing with Charlottesville

August 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center works to end sexual violence and its impact for all people. To this end, we are committed to sexual violence survivor support and prevention efforts that address the full spectrum of violence that survivors experience, and the interconnected nature of racial and sexual violence. The following is a statement […]

How to Talk to Kids about Abuse

July 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

If you are concerned that your child has been exposed to inappropriate touching or child sexual abuse, you might wonder how to begin a conversation. With years of experience as both parent and educator, I’d like to offer some guidance on where to start with this difficult topic. Start by talking about touches and who […]

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