If you or a loved one need immediate assistance, please contact the following resources:

In-State (North Carolina):
NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault
NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network



The following is a list of resources we have found to be helpful in our work.  Please contact us for any feedback about our list and feel free to let us know about other resources you recommend.

If you are a survivor or are an ally of a survivor, some of these resources may be hard to read.  Seeking the help of a professional counselor is recommended.


Allies of Survivors of Sexual Violence

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child, Laura Davis

If She is Raped, Alan McEvoy

Men’s Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears Our Lives Apart, Paul Kivel

Body Image

The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf

Our Bodies, Our Selves, Judy Norsigian


Bully Beans, Julia Cook (for younger children)

Hey Shorty!: A Guide to Combatting Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets, Joanne Smith, Meghan Huppuch, Mandy Van Deven

Preventing Bullying and School Violence, Stuart W., Twemlow, Frank C. Sacco

Stop Picking on Me: A First Look at Bullying, Pat Thomas (for younger children)

The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander: From Preschool to High School- How Parents and   Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence, Barbara Coloroso

College Sexual Assault

I Never Called It Rape, Robin Warshaw

Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women, Bonnie A. Fisher, Leah E. Daigle, Francis T. Cullen


Ain’t I a Woman, bell hooks

A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Susan Faludi

Clit Notes, Holly Hughes

Full Frontal Feminism, Jessica Valenti

The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan

The Second Sex, Simone deBeauvoir

LGBTQQI & Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence

Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives (Ebook), Janice L. Ristock

Woman-To-Woman Sexual Violence- Does She Call It Rape?, Lori B. Girshick

Masculinity and Patriarchy

Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power, Shira Tarrant

The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson

The Macho Paradox, Jackson Katz


Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Christiane Northrup

Relationship Violence

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities, Ching-in Chen, Jai Dulani, & Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha, Andrea Smith

Why Does He Do That?, Lundy Bancroft

When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse, Lundy Bancroft

Sexual Violence Education

Conquest: Sexual Violence & the American Indian Genocide, Andrea Smith and Winona LaDuke

Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology, Smith, Richie, & Sudbury

Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape, Betty Friedman & Jessica Valenti

Survivor Stories & Healing for Survivors

Beginning to Heal: A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children, Laura Davis

Healing from Trauma: a Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life, Jasmin Lee Cori, Robert Scaer

Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma, Staci Haines

Quest for Respect: A Healing Guide for Survivors of Rape, Linda Braswell

Trauma & Recovery, Judith Lewis Herman

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk

Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse, Mike Lew

Voices of Courage, Mike Domitrz

Women in the Workplace

Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg



Voice Male




The Playground Gets Tougher

Bystander Intervention

Teens trained to spot drama before it turns dangerous

College Campuses & Sexual Assault

Leaving Perps out of Rape Messages Makes No Sense

LGBTQQIA and Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault and Rape Culture are LGBTQ Issues

Sexual Assault as Hazing on Boys

Sodomy Hazing Leave 13 Year Old Victim Outcast in Colorado Town

Sexual Assault Program Inclusion Checklist of LGBTQQIA persons

Checklist for Sexual Assault Programs: Inclusivity for LGBTQ Survivors



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