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Helpful Definitions

run away

  1. leave or escape from a place, person, or situation of danger.

R·ape: Rape
type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent.

in·cest/ˈin’sest: incest

  1. sexual relations between people classed as being too closely related to marry each other.
    • the crime of having sexual intercourse with a parent, child, sibling, or grandchild.

sex·u·al a·buse: sexual abuse
Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is usually undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another. When force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault.

sex·u·al ha·rass·ment : sexual harassment

  1. behavior characterized by the making of unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances in a workplace or other professional or social situation.

do·mes·tic vi·o·lencenounnoun: domestic violence

  1. violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.

Helpful Resources

Sexual Abuse: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Suicide: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Dating Violence: National Dating Abuse Helpline, 24 hour Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

Runaway and Homeless Youth: National Runaway Safeline24 hour Hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

Missing Children and Child Pornography: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline 
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
www.ndvh.org

National Dating Abuse Helpline 
1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center 
International Toll-Free (24/7) 
1-866-USWOMEN (879-6636)
www.866uswomen.org

National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp 
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelp.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
www.rainn.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Center for Victims of Crime 
1-202-467-8700
www.victimsofcrime.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project 
Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)
www.polarisproject.org

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 
1-510-465-1984
www.nnirr.org

National Coalition for the Homeless 
1-202-737-6444
www.nationalhomeless.org

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 
1-800-537-2238
www.nrcdv.org and www.vawnet.org

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence 
1-888-792-2873
www.futureswithoutviolence.org

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011
www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org


CHILDREN

Childhelp USA/National Child Abuse Hotline 
1-800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org

Children’s Defense Fund 
202-628-8787
www.childrensdefense.org

Child Welfare League of America 
202-638-2952
www.cwla.org

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges 
Child Protection and Custody/Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-527-3233
www.ncjfcj.org

Center for Judicial Excellence 
info@centerforjudicialexcellence.org 
www.centerforjudicialexcellence.org


TEENS

Love is respect 
Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org

Break the Cycle 
202-824-0707
www.breakthecycle.org

College Campus Safety Guide


DIFFERENTLY ABLED

Domestic Violence Initiative 
(303) 839-5510/ (877) 839-5510
www.dviforwomen.org

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) 
Email: Hotline@deafdawn.org 
VP: 202-559-5366
www.deafdawn.org


WOMEN OF COLOR

Women of Color Network 
1-800-537-2238
www.wocninc.org

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence 
incite.natl@gmail.com 
www.incite-national.org


LATINA/LATINO

Alianza 
1-505-753-3334 
www.dvalianza.org

Casa de Esperanza 
Linea de crisis 24-horas/24-hour crisis line 
1-651-772-1611
www.casadeesperanza.org

National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
1-651-646-5553
www.nationallatinonetwork.org


IMMIGRANT

The National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
(202) 274-4457
http://www.niwap.org/


INDIGENOUS WOMEN

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center 
855-649-7299
www.niwrc.org

Indigenous Women’s Network 
1-512-258-3880
www.indigenouswomen.org


ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 
1-415-954-9988
www.apiidv.org

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) 
1-212- 473-6485
www.caaav.org

Manavi 
1-732-435-1414
www.manavi.org


AFRICAN-AMERICAN

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community 
1-877-643-8222
www.dvinstitute.org

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute 
1-770-909-0715
www.bcdvi.org


LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL, GAY, TRANSGENDER, GENDER NON-CONFORMING

The Audre Lorde Project 
1-178-596-0342
www.alp.org

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services 
1-206-350-4283
http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/orgs/avproject/main.htm

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs 
1-212-714-1184
www.ncavp.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 
1-202-393-5177
www.ngltf.org

Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse 
1-206-568-7777
www.nwnetwork.org

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860
www.translifeline.org


ABUSE IN LATER LIFE

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life 
1-608-255-0539
www.ncall.us

National Center for Elder Abuse 
1-855-500-3537
www.aginginplace.org


MEN

National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) 
1-720-466-3882
www.nomas.org

A Call to Men 
1-917-922-6738
www.acalltomen.org

Men Can Stop Rape 
1-202-265-6530
www.mencanstoprape.org

Men Stopping Violence
1-866-717-9317
www.menstoppingviolence.org


LEGAL

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence 
1-202-662-1000
www.abanet.org/domviol

Battered Women’s Justice Project 
1-800-903-0111
www.bwjp.org

Legal Momentum 
1-212-925-6635
www.legalmomentum.org

Womenslaw.org 
www.womenslaw.org

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 
1-800-903-0111 x 3
www.ncdbw.org

Legal Network for Gender Equity

nwlc.org/join-the-legal-network/


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