RAINN (Rape, Abuse &
Incest National Network) is the nation's
largest anti-sexual violence organization.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline
Free, confidential, 24/7 support for survivors and loved ones in English and Spanish.
800.656.HOPE (4673)
How to support a loved one

Most of the time, loved ones of survivors want to do anything they can to help— but aren’t sure what to do. Whether someone you love has disclosed to you already, or you just want to be prepared for the moment someone does, taking the time to proactively learn how to support a survivor as they disclose can make all the difference.

When the time comes to support a survivor in your life, remember this important acronym about how to TALK.

Learn more from RAINN's Family and Friends Toolkit and take RAINN’s TALK pledge to support survivors.

Your role in preventing sexual assault

The only person responsible for committing sexual assault is a perpetrator, but all of us have the ability to look out for each other’s safety. Whether it’s giving someone a safe ride home from a party or directly confronting a person who is engaging in threatening behavior, anyone can help prevent sexual violence.

Learn more here.