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Community Health Outreach: Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Relevant Resources

About These Resources

In observation of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here are lists of:

  • Select online scholarly resources sexual assault, rape, and sexual violence available through the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
  • Key go-to consumer health resources and local & national organizations for related information.

If you or someone you know is affected by sexual assault, interpersonal violence, sexual violence, relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, etc, please contact Penn Violence Prevention and/or the Penn Women's Center. Both of these are resource centers located at the University of Pennsylvania.

Select Open Access Research Publications by Penn Authors

Scholarly Commons is the University of Pennsylvania's open access repository, which students, staff, and faculty are welcome to contribute to. Scholarly Commons is currently managed by the Penn Libraries. Here is a curated selection of multidisciplinary sexual assault-related research published by the Penn community.

Highlighted Collection of Relevant Online Resources Available Through Penn Libraries

This is a highlighted collection of online journals, databases, and books available to you to use via the Penn Libraries.

Related Consumer Health Resources

If you are looking for easier-to-read health materials, please consider this list of related consumer health information.

Relevant National and International Organizations

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (in the US) 24/7 to reach a crisis counselor. This service is also available to residents in the UK (85258) and Canada (686868).

National Domestic Violence HotlineAdvocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages or chat online.