RVA News and Events
Do you want to support survivors of sexual assault, but aren’t sure how to do so? Join RVA for a crash course on allyship to survivors. Continue reading “Allyship 101: How to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault 3/2” »
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS TO HELP IMPROVE POLICE RESPONSE
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 2/21” »
All experience levels are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop Continue reading “Forms & Features Poetry Workshop: Experience & Identity: A Manifesto” »
All experience levels are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop Continue reading “Forms & Features Poetry Workshop: Image & Trauma” »
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined Narrow Definitions of Masculinity as one of the 5 key norms that make Sexual and Domestic Violence more likely. Continue reading “The UnMasc Project” »
We’re creating a safe place for anyone dealing with the impact of sexual assault in their lives to cope together during this potentially triggering event. Continue reading “Inauguration Day Chat & Chew 1/20” »
For adult survivors of sexual violence. Continue reading “Art Therapy Group 1/18-4/5” »
This group is for anyone who is dealing with the impact of sexual assault in their lives. Continue reading “Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group 2/2-4/20” »
Upcoming changes & holiday greetings.
Please note that all RVA offices will be closed December 23rd and will reopen January 3rd. Continue reading “RVA Holiday Closing” »
RVA, in partnership with The Awakenings Foundation, is pleased to hold our second Reiki Clinic. RVA’s Reiki Clinic is an open space where individuals can come for a free Reiki session from a trauma-informed Reiki practitioner.
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 1/17” »
“We started this group as a way to build community and solidarity around the issues of sexual violence,” says organizer Jordan Ferranto. “A place to kind of unwind, relax, enjoy each other’s’ company, make some art, and just kind of be present with each other.”
Continue reading “Making Matters featured in Medill Reports Chicago” »
Reflecting on November & moving forward.
Reiki is a safe way to help balance one’s life force energy, achieve stress reduction, and help heal from trauma. Continue reading “Reiki and Trauma” »
Dear Friend of Rape Victim Advocates,
I am a survivor of childhood molestation and rape. As a child I was molested for years by a trusted family member. As an adult a was raped by a boyfriend and his friend.
Continue reading “A Letter from Coretta” »