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Consent and Boundaries Around Covid

Consent and Boundaries Around Covid

Here at the Rape Crisis Center, we talk a lot about consent and boundaries. We talk about the importance of practicing these things outside of the context of sex as part of the process of undoing rape culture and cultivating healthy and respectful relationships. The skills for setting boundaries and asking for consent can, and should, be applied to personal health and safety around covid. Having support for holding those boundaries is especially important because of the large-scale denial and gaslighting we are seeing around the danger of covid. Multiple…

Sexual Violence and Oppression

Sexual Violence and Oppression

Framing Our Work Using the Sexual Violence Continuum The Rape Crisis Center is committed to challenging all forms of oppression in our community – including racism. We join all who are grieving George Floyd and countless others, whose lives matter and were cut tragically short. We raise our voices with all those advocating for justice and change in our country. We know that our systems often fail to serve victims of sexual violence in the same ways they often fail to serve Black communities – focusing on victim blaming instead…

Changes to Our Mission Statement

Changes to Our Mission Statement

The change was subtle, so you may not have noticed that our mission statement was recently revised. Although the change was not dramatic, it is reflective of the ways the Rape Crisis Center has evolved and expanded over the years. Our Board of Directors, with feedback from staff and input from our clients, has been considering a possible change in the name of our organization. This conversation led us to evaluate our mission, and consider vision and values statements. Our board and staff have been thinking deeply about who we…

Denim Day 2020

Denim Day 2020

Wednesday, April 29 is Denim Day. Under normal circumstances, we would be holding our largest event of the year. We were so excited to share all the new and wonderful things we have planned for this year. We had switched to an evening time slot. We had 11 fabulous survivor models all set to walk the runway in fashions provided by Zappos, with hair and makeup done by generous volunteers from Kelly Cardenas Salon and the Academy of Hair Design. You would have had the chance to hear in person…

Growth and Change in Volunteering at RCC

Growth and Change in Volunteering at RCC

Adjusting to social distancing isn’t the only change happening with volunteering at the RCC right now, but it is a change that has revealed how dedicated our volunteers are to supporting survivors. This month, we sat down with Lisa and Camille to talk about how volunteering is adapting, and to share some exciting news. Please introduce yourselves. Camille: My name is Camille Rodrigues. My pronouns are she/her/hers; they is cool too. I’m the Volunteer Training and Hotline Manager. My daily tasks include communicating with volunteers, recruiting new volunteers, interviewing them,…

The Rape Crisis Center Adjusts and Continues to Serve During Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020

The Rape Crisis Center Adjusts and Continues to Serve During Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020

For Immediate Release                                  Contact: Lisa Robinson, 702.326.0334, lisa@ffwpr.com March 30, 2020 THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER ADJUSTS AND CONTINUES TO SERVE DURING SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH 2020  Las Vegas ­— April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and The Rape Crisis Center (RCC), which serves all of Clark County, is modifying its April plans due to COVID-19 and focusing on online resources and services for Southern Nevada survivors. The RCC reminds the community that everyone can play a role in ending the epidemic of sexual violence that our country has been…

Prevention

Prevention

The Rape Crisis Center offers multiple programs, campaigns, presentations, and curricula designed to raise awareness around and prevent sexual assault, child sexual abuse, human trafficking, and teen dating violence.  Age-appropriate programming is available for young people from elementary school to college. We also provide professional trainings for those who work with children in any capacity, and those who work in the hospitality industry.  Learn more about prevention programs at The Rape Crisis Center, or schedule a program by reaching out to our Prevention and Education staff.

Preparing to teach about Violence Prevention

Preparing to teach about Violence Prevention

This 1.5 – 3 hour training program is designed to assist K-12 School Staff and Administration in effectively preparing to teach Personal Safety and Violence Prevention in accordance with the Department of Education Health Standards. This training focuses on how the entire school community can engage in creating a safer space for students while teaching the prevention of sexual violence in all of its forms.  Attendees will develop an understanding of the different forms of sexual violence, how it impacts students and learning, and how to create trauma-informed spaces.  This…

Care for Kids

Care for Kids

The target audience for Care for Kids are students in Pre-K – 2nd Grade. Each module lasts 30 minutes. Care for Kids is a developmentally targeted, trauma-informed abuse prevention program for pre-school and elementary school communities.  The program focuses on building children’s healthy relationship skills through a series of six multi-modal and experiential lessons.  The curriculum teaches children protective factors such as self-esteem, identifying and expressing emotions and anatomically correct terms for body parts.  Lessons include: Asking for Help, Feelings, Understanding our Bodies, Babies, Asking for Permission, Conclusions The program…

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