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 […]

5 Tips for Finding the Right Babysitter

March 8th, 2017 (No Comments)

Whether you’re rushing to complete errands or enjoying a nice date night, it’s likely that you often find yourself in need of a babysitter for your kids. However, it can be difficult to find a person you trust completely to take care of your child. 1 in 10 children experience sexual abuse before the age […]

OCRCC Names New Executive Director

February 24th, 2017 (No Comments)

We are thrilled to announce Alyson Culin as our new Executive Director! Alyson has served the Center since 2008, first as a volunteer Community Educator and most recently as the Interim Executive Director. Tar Heel born and bred, Alyson earned her BA in History and Political Science and MA in Teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill. While […]

Place Your Bet on Us with GoodBookey!

February 14th, 2017 (No Comments)

Do you love basketball or other competitive sports? Always wanted to dabble in gambling? Looking for a fun new way to support the Center? Well, you’re in luck, because the OCRCC has recently partnered with GoodBookey, an app that allows you and your friends to bet on popular sporting events – except instead of the […]

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