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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…

The Enough Abuse Campaign: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

The Enough Abuse Campaign: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

The Enough Abuse Campaign aims to engage adults in addressing child sexual abuse as the public health crisis that it is. Through training, education, policy change, and cultural shift, Enough Abuse works to end child sexual abuse in our communities. This is aimed at adults, including Parents, Youth-Serving Organization staff, the Medical Community, School staff, Clergy and the Faith Community, and others. The program can be delivered in 90 minutes – 3 hours. Presentations are free and timing is flexible and can be offered at the convenience of the audience.…

Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP)

Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP)

This program is offered in elementary schools with a target audience of 1st-3rd Graders. The program lasts approximately 90 minutes. This interactive workshop includes teaching children their rights to be safe from all harm.  Students learn empowerment skills to protect themselves from bullies and other abusers, and are taught ways to keep themselves safe from strangers, including those on the internet. We help children recognize tactics that abusers use to trick kids into victimization (which includes people they know and/or love), and discuss safe, healthy body boundaries which include the…

We Care Elementary

We Care Elementary

The intended audience for the program is students in 3rd-6th Grades. Each module is 30 minutes in length. We Care Elementary is a developmentally targeted, trauma-informed sexual abuse prevention program for elementary school communities.  We Care Elementary focuses on building children’s healthy relationship skills through multimodal, highly experiential lessons.  The program focuses on different topics at each grade level that address the risk and protective factors related to victimization and perpetration. 3rd Grade: Communicating and Understanding Feelings 4th Grade: Understanding Personal Boundaries 5th Grade: Recognizing Boundaries in Others 6th Grade:…

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