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The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.

FAQ and Factsheets: Hospital

Campus Crime Victims

Victims of campus violence, like all victims of crime, react to their victimizations in many different ways. Immediately after the crime, victims often struggle with feelings of fear, helplessness, confusion, guilt, self-blame, shock, disbelief, denial, anger, shame and numerous other emotions. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information

Crisis Intervention

Crisis is defined as "a dramatic emotional or circumstantial upheaval in a person's life" and "a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; a turning point." Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Criminal victimization can cause both short-term and long-term stress reactions. When a person survives a crisis such as a violent crime, there may be residual trauma and stress reactions. Many people who experience long-term stress reactions continue to function. Those who are unable to function within a normal range, or have difficulties may be suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can occur at any age.. The estimated prevalence of PTSD among adult Americans is 7.8%, with women (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to have PTSD at some point in their lives. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information

Sexual Assault Legislation

Sexual assault is a general term which can include many different crimes and varying degrees of severity of those offenses, such as: rape in the first degree, second degree sexual contact, sexual conduct, and indecent exposure, to name a few. Sexual assault almost always involves sexual intercourse oral or anal intercourse or the penetration or touching of the genitals or anal orifice with a part of the body or an inanimate object. It can be committed by one or more persons against another who is unwilling or unable to physically, mentally or legally consent to the sexual act. In recent years, many states have amended their laws concerning sexual assault to make such crimes gender-neutral that is, sexual assault can be by a male against a female, male against male, female against male, or female against female. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Legislative Topics

Trafficking Fact Sheet: Information for Service Providers

Trafficking in persons is the illegal trade in human beings, through abduction, the use of threat or force, deception, fraud or "sale" for the purposes of sexual exploitation or forced labor. This is also referred to as modern day slavery. Read More...

From the Series: Safe Horizon

Trauma, PTSD, and the Primary Care Provider

Recent evidence suggests that psychological assistance can prevent or greatly reduce the severity of PTSD. Health care providers must be able to accurately identify PTSD and establish referral procedures. Possible behavioral health risks and psychosocial problems associated with PTSD are detailed. Read More...

From the Series: The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Victim Services in Hospitals

Hospitals spend millions of dollars each year treating victims of crime — including victims of physical abuse, assault, homicide, rape, aggravated assault and domestic violence. At an average county hospital, treatment of gunshot wounds can exceed 100 million dollars annually. Hospitals are essential settings for providing victim assistance and services. Over seventy percent (70%) of reported victims of aggravated assault, robbery, and forcible rape seek medical treatment in hospital emergency departments. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information
Related Links

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The Resource Guide is a free information service from The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault.

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Denim Day supporters with Mayor Bloomberg
Denim Day supporters with Mayor Bloomberg