Sexual Assault Week Wrap-Up

This week Ardo and I got together to share some young adult novels that tackle sexual assault in a variety of ways. I feel like we just got started and now the week is over!

Sexual Assault Week

We discussed date rape is my post about Canary by Rachele Alpine and Ardo’s post on Courtney Summer’s Cracked Up To Be and Some Girls Are.  And we looked at Where the Stars Still Shine and Perks of Being a Wallflower - which feature characters who were sexually abused as children. Sexual assault is a huge issue and it takes a lot of forms. These posts barely scratched the surface but we hope they got you thinking about some of the causes and triggers of sexual assault, as well as how it affects victims in the long run.

We only had the chance to talk about five different books this week but there are more out there. As Ardo mentioned is her introduction post on Monday this whole thing was inspired by one Tumblr – Sexual Violence in YA Lit. Be sure to head over there for even more recommendations.

If you’ve been sexually assaulted and need help, or just someone to talk to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) runs the National Sexual Abuse Helpline. Call 1.800.656.HOPE and you will be directed to counsellor at your nearest RAINN member centre. Every call remains confidential unless YOU choose otherwise.

Since Ardo and I are both Canadian bloggers we wanted to share some Canadian resources as well. Here are some options:

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
604-876-2622 (p) / 604-876-8450 (f)
www.casac.ca / headoffice@casac.ca

Sexual Assault /Domestic Violence Care Centre
905-525-4573 ℗ / 905-525-4162 (hotline)
sadvcarecentre@hhsc.ca

Ottawa Rape Crisis Center
613-562-2334 (p) / 613-562-2333 (hotline)

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
(416) 597-1171 (hotline) / www.trccmwar.ca

Montreal Rape Crisis Centre
514-934-0354 (p) / 514-934-4504 (hotline)

If you’re under eighteen you can also contact the Kids Help Phone – which is free, confidential and available 24/7. Their number is

1-800-668-6868

If you’re not in Canada OR the US RAINN has an entire list of International Resources on their website. 

3 thoughts on “Sexual Assault Week Wrap-Up

  1. […] Christa has done a wonderful wrap up post on her blog that you check out here. We also talked about Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible as well in regards to those who were sexually abused as children and the misconception that the abused becomes the abuser. Here are the resources available to sexual assault survivors that was included in the post that I’d also like to pass along: […]

  2. Adding all these books to my TBR list..I had no idea they had dealt with such issues. Those darn covers are so misleading sometimes. Thank you to you and Ardo for showcasing these tough topics
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  3. I have read and loved many of these. Great post and the information you provided is important
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