Rape Prevention Education Resources

The Children’s Home Society of North Carolina operates a program for teen and young adult males called Wise Guys: the Next Level. This program aims to prevent dating violence and promote healthy relationships. In interactive and engaging sessions, Wise Guys addresses risk factors associated with sexual violence. To find out more about Wise Guys, please visit here.

Teen Dating and Sexual Violence

Teen dating and sexual violence are more common than you might think. It helps to know the facts:

  • In 2019 almost 12% of North Carolina High School students who were surveyed had experienced Sexual Violence during the preceding twelve months;
  • Between 2017 and 2019, the number of surveyed males in NC high schools who reported having been physically forced to have sexual intercourse increased;
  • Nationally, nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 15 male high school students reported having experienced physical dating violence in the last year;
  • About 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students reported having experienced sexual dating violence in the last year.

(Sources: NC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Sexual Assault and COVID-19

As we all know, the pandemic has increased the stress levels that many people are experiencing, and unfortunately increased levels of stress can also lead to increased levels of sexual violence. Reports indicate that sexual assault increased by 45% during Hurricane Katrina and the recovery period. The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence reports that almost 40% of the rape crisis centers they contacted have seen increased demand for services since the COVID-19 outbreak. For victims, the situation can be made even more difficult when their assaulter is someone who lives with them.

What You Can Do if You or Someone Close to You is a Victim

Talk to an adult family member you trust or another trusted adult.

Call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673). For more on this service, visit https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline .

Here are Guilford County organizations that offer services to sexual violence survivors. Note that you may also contact them online if you are in a situation that makes it difficult for you to call.

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