We recommend the following organizations, research, and reports for additional reading and assistance. Also be sure to check for local resources in your area.
Respect(Ed) is committed to the work of sexual violence prevention, but we don't currently offer direct support for survivors. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, these organizations are here to help.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
A 24/7 free and confidential call line for those affected by sexual violence. There is also an online chat option on their website, along with a multitude of resources and educational materials.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
A hub for sexual violence-related resources, support, and education.
Provides therapy, legal advocacy, and other forms of support for surviviors of sexual violence.
By law, U.S. schools have certain obligations around preventing and reporting sexual harassment and assault. The government documents included in this list can be difficult to read; we recommend consulting with a civil rights attorney if you are considering legal action against your school.
ACLU Title IX fact sheet
Explains what Title IX is and what your school can and cannot do when you make a Title IX complaint.
ACLU Title IX & sexual assault
Information on how to use Title IX protections to hold your school accountable for sexual assault. While specifically aimed at college students, most of this information applies to high schools as well.
The Guttmacher Institute
Find out if your state mandates sex ed in public schools, and learn about federal and state policy relating to sexual and reproductive health.
Mandatory Reporting Law
A Department of Health and Human Services publication summarizing mandatory reporting laws in each of the 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.
Learn, connect with other LGBTQ+ people, and get help.
Lists almost all policies accross sports and location pertaining to transgender athletes and guides to discriminatory legislation. The site is run by Chris Mosier a multi-disciplinary transgender athlete and six time member of Team USA.
Asexuality Visibility & Education Network (AVEN)
An online educational and community space centered around asexuality.
A legal organization pursuing LGBTQ+ rights in court and educating about existing legal protections for LGBTQ+ people in every state.
The National Center for Transgender Equality
Find your rights and protections as a trans person in a huge variety of situations, as well as guides for ID changes.
Point of Pride
Provides free chest binders and gaffs and financial assistance for transgender and nonbinary people nationally.
An organization supporting queer people and their families, with chapters across the U.S. On their website you'll find information about advocacy, grants and scholarships, hotlines, guides, and other resources.
This organization works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. They provide resources and work with educators, students, and local chapters to ensure that all students have access to this education, and that their schools are cultivating a safe and supportive environment for all students.
Provides numerous resources having to do with sex education, especially videos and content having to do with consent, healthy relationships, and sexuality. You can also find information about a variety of sexual and reproductive health care issues, as well as interactive online tools, advocacy opportunities, and the ability to make appointments with health care professionals.
Advocates for Youth
This organization provides resources and opportunities for young people to advocate for their own reproductive and sexual health care/rights in their communities.
An online sex education resource for kids and teens.
Look at the latest numbers on sexual violence.
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) 2015 Brief
The most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control on intimate partner and sexual violence in the U.S.
NISVS 2010-12 State Report
A breakdown of intimate partner and sexual violence numbers by state.
NISVS 2010 - Findings by Sexual Orientation
A breakdown of intimate partner and sexual violence numbers by sexual orientation.