for survivors, their friends and families
After the Fall deals with some heavy issues, particularly rape and sexual assault. As an assault survivor, I know how important the support of friends and family can be -- and that it's not always available. Though I would love to provide that support for readers, I'm not qualified to offer it, so I've compiled a list of resources, plus books and music that may provide inspiration, comfort, and/or understanding.
Take care of yourself, and each other.
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
24/7 telephone hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
Bilingual online hotline: online.rainn.org or rainn.org/es
Live chat also available
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7 hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Love Is Respect
bilingual 24/7/365 hotline: 1-866-331-9474
Text: loveis to 22522
24/7 online chat
The Trevor Project
24/7 hotline: 866-488-7386
Chat and text support available during limited hours
Serving LGBTQ young people ages 13-24
The Dougy Center: The National Center For Grieving Children and Families
“The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.”
Know Your IX
“Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led organization that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools.”
Men Can Stop Rape
“[S]eeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.”
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
“[A] comprehensive and easily accessible online collection of full-text, searchable materials and resources on domestic violence, sexual violence and related issues.”
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
“The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.”
Not Alone: Together Against Sexual Assault
“Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault.” Resource page includes information for survivors who are people of color, Native, LGBTQ, disabled, immigrant, male, and more.
Take Back The Night
“Our mission … is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence.
This list is sourced from twitter suggestions and other lists. I have not read all of these books and cannot vouch for their quality. Your mileage may vary, and obviously trigger warnings apply.
rage and rebellion and ready for a change
in no particular order. not a comprehensive list, just a bunch I like.
For more suggestions:
#MeToo: A YA Reading List by Dahlia Adler at Barnes & Noble
Sexual Assault, Rape, and Dating Violence in Young Adult Fiction by Wrapped Up In Books
#MeToo YA Books by Johnson County Library
SYVA Project Index at School Library Journal
List at Goodreads