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 […]

Myth or Fact: “She Asked for It”

June 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

Myth: If a woman is raped, she probably asked for it in some way. Fact: Only the perpetrator is responsible for the decision to violate someone.  This myth restricts women’s behavior and places blame on survivors rather than perpetrators. Women and those who identify as female are often expected to dress or behave in certain ways […]

Cupcakes and Cocktails 2017: Meet the Judges

June 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

We are excited to announce the panel of judges of this year’s cupcake contest at Cupcakes & Cocktails! These judges will taste test our contestants’ delicious cupcake creations in order to award the Best Cupcake and Runner Up. Plus, YOU be the judge when you join us for Cupcakes & Cocktails this Sunday, June 11, where we will […]

Myth or Fact: “She Lied”

May 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

Myth: The rate of false reporting for rape is higher than for other violent crimes. Fact: Rape is the most underreported crime, NOT the most falsely reported. Actually, the prevalence of false reporting of rape is about the same as it is for other felonies – between 2% and 8%. A study of 136 sexual […]

Myth or Fact: “He Didn’t Mean To”

April 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

Myth: If a guy rapes someone, he probably didn’t mean to things just got out of control. Fact: Perpetrators rape with intention, and they do so out of sexual entitlement, in order to gain power and control. This myth is often used as an excuse for male aggression. It assumes that women and other survivors […]

Myths & Facts about Sexual Violence

April 17th, 2017 (No Comments)

Take a moment to consider something we don’t always think about—a difficult topic that is rarely discussed: rape. We hear about it in the news, on social media, in public safety announcements, on TV. But we don’t always take the time to really think about rape. For example, if someone asked you for an explicit […]

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