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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention: Resources and Help
Thanks to HOPE, Inc. for their contributions to this resource.
The West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (FRIS) is West Virginia's state sexual assault coalition. Established in 1982 and comprised of the state's nine rape crisis centers, FRIS works with all allied professionals to strengthen services and develop intervention and prevention programs to address sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence.
These statistics from national studies were obtained from the WVFRIS website.
College women have an even higher rate of sexual victimization than most woman in the United States—several national studies have indicated that 5% of college females experience rape within an academic year (Kilpatrick, Resnick, Ruggiero, Conoscenti, & McCauley, 2007; Mohler-Kuo, Dowdall, Koss, & Wechsler, 2004)).
Nine out of ten of the rape victims in the National College Women Sexual Victimization Study knew their offenders—most often they were their boyfriends, ex-boyfriends, classmates, friends, acquaintances, or co-workers.
Sexual harassment is a widespread problem on college campuses. The American Association of University Women Education Foundation estimates that two-thirds of college students have an experience with sexual harassment by the end of their college career (Hill & Silva, 2005).