April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an annual public health campaign. To observe it within a virtual environment, use this guide on online resources on sexual assault, rape, and sexual violence. This guide contains three columns:
- The left hand column highlights select open access research publications about sexual assault, rape, and sexual violence published by students, staff, faculty, and alumni at the University of Pennsylvania. The publications are made available to the general public via the Penn Libraries’ repository, ScholarlyCommons.
- The middle column highlights relevant online journals, databases, and books within the Penn Libraries’ collection available to Penn students, staff, and faculty. If you are interested in finding additional scholarly resources, ask a librarian.
- The right hand column contains two short lists:
- The top right box lists freely available key credible consumer health information, which is written for the general public. If you are interested in finding additional consumer health information resources, please contact me.
- Yen Ho, an intern at the Biomedical Library, created the bottom right box to highlight key local organizations that support survivors of sexual violence in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
If you are a student or know a student who has been affected by sexual assault, interpersonal violence, sexual violence, relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, etc, please contact Penn Violence Prevention, a confidential resource center located on campus.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month was first formally coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.