University Park, Pa. (Nov. 15, 2011) - The National Center for the Victims of Crime estimates  one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Recent events at Penn State have sparked national attention around this issue, which is typically shrouded in silence and often unreported. How can society recognize child sexual abuse? What can people do to prevent it?  And what resources are available to victims and their families?  

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation's principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.

Kristen Houser
Vice President of Communications, PCAR
(717) 728-9740 ext. 144
(814) 933-9960 cell


November 11, 2011

PCAR, PCAP to hold collection to support services for victims of child sexual abuse at Penn State football game

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
Kristen Houser, Vice President Communications
717-728-9740, Ext. 144

PCAR Chief Executive Officer Issues Call to Action to Protect PA Children

HARRISBURG-- Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) Chief Executive Officer Delilah Rumburg today issued an urgent call to action on behalf of Pennsylvania's most at-risk and vulnerable children and youth.

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) released a letter to the Penn State University Board of Trustees today offering resources, insight and expertise on child sexual abuse in light of the allegations against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.

PCAR commends the board for forming a task force to investigate the allegations not only against Sandusky, but also the perjury charges facing recently resigned Athletic Director Timothy Curley and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz.

Michelle Bachelet from UN Women releases statement for the 2011 National Sexual Assault Conference

Tracy Cox, Communications Director
877-739-3895, Ext. 116
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

National award honors rape prevention advocate

ENOLA, PA - The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) are pleased to present Alison Hall, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, with the annual Gail Burns-Smith Award. Hall will be honored during the National Sexual Assault Conference in Baltimore on Sept. 14-16.

September 6, 2011

Tracy Cox, Communications Director
877-739-3895, Ext. 116
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)


National Sexual Assault Conference begins in Baltimore


Subscribe to RSS - Press Releases