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Planned Parenthood is a national organization dedicated to health care, education, and advocacy and partnering with similar organizations. Planned Parenthood focuses on reproductive health care and sex education.
TeenSource.org is a California based project aimed at providing teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health information and resources. Their topics include STDs, birth control, healthy relationships, and teen rights to accessing sensitive services (in California, but also includes the ability to find resources in other states).
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives. CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.
Love Is Respect
Loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. It provides teens with trained advocates to offer support, information and advocacy when they have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. Loveisrespect is also a resource for family members, teachers, counselors, service providers, and members of law enforcements. The organization provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors. Loveisrespect has partnered with Break the Cycle, Mary Kay Inc. and the National Domestic Violence Hotline to provide phone, live chat, and 24-hour text service hotlines for people to use when they have questions or need help.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a component of the Violence Against Women Act that provides 24/7 hotline services to victims and survivors looking for safety and living a life free of abuse. The hotline’s website also serves to provide visitors with information about domestic violence, safety planning, and location resources, as well as, ways to support the organization. The site provides various information, education, and lists of resources.
Girl Up is a United Nations Foundation that has partnered with the White House and Peace Corps to provide education and empowerment to people globally.
The Center for Teen Empowerment aims to engage youth in taking on powerful positions of leadership. The organization uses the Teen Empowerment Model to achieve these goals. Teen Empowerment is a national organization with three centers, one of which is located in Rochester, NY.
Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.
Feminism: TED Talks
A compilation of TED Talks put together to help understand the intricacies of feminism and examining everyday realities in the pursuit of equality.
Gender Spectrum offers resources to empower your relationship, work, and interactions with youth and children. From how-to guides, to respected research, to sample training materials, they provide tools necessary to create gender inclusive environments in homes, offices, and communities.
No Big Deal
No Big Deal is a campaign started in Canada geared at educating people on various pronouns and providing helpful options for how to approach the conversations people may have regarding pronouns. The campaign and website help people to understand the language used and why it is important.
Understanding Gender Pronouns
Washington University in St. Louis has compiled a lot of great resources for LGBTQIA+ resources, including a section of their site dedicated to understanding gender pronouns.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: LGBT Youth Resources
The CDC has compiled various resources for LGBTQIA+ information. The resources are separated out by topic and include a wide variety of content.
Trans Students Education Resources
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. TSER strives to create more trans-friendly education systems, as well as, educate the public, and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. The site has a series of infographics to use for education, including being the creators of the gender unicorn graphic.
How Masculinity is Evolving
TED has compiled a playlist of speakers to analyze the evolution of masculinity. Society’s understanding of masculinity is changing, redefining culture and challenging long-held beliefs. These compelling talks put “manliness” under the microscope.
The Representation Project
The Representation Project is an organization aimed at inspiring individuals and communities to create a world free from gender stereotypes and social injustices. Two films produced with this organization are “The Mask You Live In” and “Miss Representation”. The Representation Project uses film and media as a catalyst for cultural transformation.
LoveIsRespect is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The site includes easy to use resources and information for people either in relationships that they are trying to determine are healthy or not, as well as, resources for friends looking in or people trying to educate themselves on the topic.
The One Love Foundation was created in 2010 after Yeardley Love, a senior at UVA, was killed by her ex-boyfriend. Her family started One Love to raise awareness and educate students about the warning signs of relatioinship abuse. The foundation is also home to the #ThatsNotLove campaign.
Futures Without Violence
A US-based 501 non-profit organization focused on ending domestic and sexual violence. Futures Without Violence is involved in community-based programs, developing educational material, and public policy work.
It's On Us
It’s On Us is a cultural movement aimed to fundamentally shift the way society thinks and talks about sexual assault. It’s On Us is a campaign founded by the White House during the Obama Administration to bring awareness to sexual assaults, especially on college campuses. Many college campuses and companies have partnered with It’s On Us to provide education, resources, and support to victims, survivors, and advocates.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The NSVRC identifies, develops and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention. Working in collaboration with state and territory sexual assault coalitions, representatives from underserved populations, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, and a host of community-based and national allied projects, the NSVRC provides national leadership to address and prevent sexual violence.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. This organization works in collaboration with local and national sexual assault services, including the Department of Defense. RAINN promotes programs to prevent sexual violence, helps victims, and ensures that perpetrators are brought to justice. Their website provides education about sexual assault, prevention and resources available after a sexual assault.
Bedsider is a site geared toward educating its audience about all forms of sexual health. It provides information on birth control methods, tips and tricks for keeping yourself safe (sexually, in relationships, online, etc.), women’s health and men’s health, testimonials and blogs for people to share this personal insight, resources and much more.
It's Your Sex Life
The Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV worked to create It’s Your Sex Life to support young people in making responsible decisions about sexual health. It’s Your Sex Life has been lead partners on educational campaigns, like “GYT: Get Yourself Tested” and public service ads, special programming and promotions.
Department of Justice: Stalking
The United States Department of Justice has compiled information regarding stalking and helpful resources for people to use. The DOJ site also includes helpful information about Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Dating Violence.
Stalking Resource Center
In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center. The Stalking Resource Center envisions a future in which the criminal justice system and its many allied community partners will have the best tools to effectively collaborate and respond to stalking, improve victim safety and well-being, and hold offenders accountable. Includes information about federal, state, tribal, and military stalking statutes, compilations of state and federal legislation and protection order statues, a guide to online resources and more.
KidsHealth is a website dedicated to helping provide parents, kids, teens and educators with the information they need regarding various health topics, behaviors and development. The site is separated into four different sites for parents, kids, teens, and educators. The Nemours Foundation, the founders of KidsHealth, works with physicians and educators to provide information in age appropriate and common language specific for the target audience.
National Public Radio
National Public Radio (NPR) is a public broadcasting new station that provides news stories, video clips, and interviews related to trending topics across the globe, including topics related to health. NPR has articles that follow current topics within politics and up to date research. NPR shares views that span a wide variety of perspectives.
How to Help a Friend
If you or someone you know has been affected by relationship violence, domestic violence or sexual assault, you have many options.
Listen with respect and empathy. You are someone this person trusts. You may be the first person the student decided to tell. Active listening may be the most important thing you can do. No one deserves to be the victim of violence of any kind.
Refer your friend to additional resources and support their decisions. You are no expected to be an expert or know all the answers torelationship violence, sexual assault or stalking questions. Refer your friend to our campus experts or community partners, who provide support throughout the entire healing process. Do not blame the person for what happened.
Campus and Community Resources:
- University Police (585) 395-2222, Morgan Hall
- Residential Life/Learning Communities, including Student Conduct, offers on campus support and reporting options through our Code of Student Conduct.
- The Hazen Center for Integrated Care offers both health and counseling services for Brockport students
- Health Center: (585) 395-2414, Hazen Hall, Walk-Ins 8-11 am, or by appointment.
- Counseling center: (585) 395-2207, Hazen Hall, Walk-Ins 8-11 am, or by appointment.
- Prevention and Outreach Services, (585) 395-5240, Hazen Hall
- Center for Select Respect, (585) 395-5584, Union B124
- Title IX
- If you have a complaint against a Brockport student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact Karen Logsdon, PhD, Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students, State University of New York; (585) 395-5042, 707 Allen Administration Building, firstname.lastname@example.org
- RESTORE Sexual Assault Services Free and confidential 24-hour hotline: 1-800-527-1757
- RESTORE Counseling Services are available on campus for students in the Center for Select Respect on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-5 pm by appointment. RESTORE provides crisis intervention and support services to women children, and men who are survivors of sexual assault and to their families. Counselors also offer short-term counseling sessions and legal and medical accompaniment. Services are free and confidential.
- Brockport Counselor: Christi Waldron Christi.Waldron@ppcwny.org, (585) 589-1312
Office: Center for Select Respect, Seymour College Union, Room B124
Interested in getting more involved? Each year, Brockport and RESTORE partner to host a volunteer training for Volunteer Advocates. Please contact Christi for details.
- Willow Domestic Violence Center (585) 232-7353 or (585) 232-1741/TTY
- Willow is located in Rochester and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are being abused - or suspect someone you know is (a neighbor, friend, co-worker) - call the hotline and talk to someone, today. It's easy, free, and completely confidential. Willow will answer your questions, offer you options, and even help develop a safety plan. Willow is here to help you, when you're ready, with as much assistance as you need. Willow is the only licensed provider in Monroe County of shelter and services for women and children who are affected by domestic violence.