The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.
NYC Teen Health Maps21,000 NYC Public High School Students Have Been Raped
In 2005, the number of students—both male and female—reporting forced sexual intercourse increased from 5.6 percent in 2001 to 7.5 percent in 2005. For young women alone, reports jumped from 5.4 to 9.5 percent. According to this data, nearly 1 in 10 young women attending NYC public high schools have been raped. Which is why we created a wallet-sized map of rape crisis and health care services that teens can access confidentially, at little or no cost. The NYC Teen Health Map was developed with youth for youth to provide them with a discreet, confidential list of youth-friendly services.
It's real sad 'cause I do know girls that have been raped in the past. They don't tell anyone, they don't tell the authorities, they feel ashamed, or they think it's their fault. That's why I wanted to participate 'cause I could sort of relate. It's part of trying to get information out to people who've been raped or abused.
You might know somebody who is in a situation and you can actually help them. It can happen to you, it can happen to anybody and you can give it [the NYC Teen Health Map] to them.
I like that it gives you a bunch of places that you can go and then if you see one that is close to where you live you just turn the map and 'Oh! It's right here!'
It's good because it's easy to take it anywhere.Since youth are most likely to turn to their friends if they have experienced sexual or dating violence, it is important that youth have these maps both for themselves and to give to their friends.
Yes, I would [carry it with me] and it would be nice to have more to hand them out to friends because they are small and they can fit in your wallet.Just one way the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault brings New Yorkers together to care for our survivors and to end sexual violence.
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