Sexual Assault in Lit Week Wrap-Up


Christa has done a wonderful wrap up post on her blog that you check out here. We also talked about Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible as well in regards to those who were sexually abused as children and the misconception that the abused becomes the abuser. Here are the resources available to sexual assault survivors that was included in the post that I’d also like to pass along:

If you’ve been sexually assaulted and need help, or just someone to talk to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) runs the National Sexual Abuse Helpline. Call 1.800.656.HOPE and you will be directed to counsellor at your nearest RAINN member centre. Every call remains confidential unless YOU choose otherwise.

Since Ardo and I are both Canadian bloggers we wanted to share some Canadian resources as well. Here are some options:

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
604-876-2622 (p) / 604-876-8450 (f) /

Sexual Assault /Domestic Violence Care Centre
905-525-4573 ℗ / 905-525-4162 (hotline)

Ottawa Rape Crisis Center
613-562-2334 (p) / 613-562-2333 (hotline)

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
(416) 597-1171 (hotline) /

Montreal Rape Crisis Centre
514-934-0354 (p) / 514-934-4504 (hotline)

If you’re under eighteen you can also contact the Kids Help Phone – which is free, confidential and available 24/7. Their number is


If you’re not in Canada OR the US RAINN has an entire list of International Resources on their website. 

I’d like to thank Christa for helping me plan this week as well as writing some of the posts. She contacted me to get involved which just shows how awesome she is and her passion of discussing issues in the things we read and consume. I want to once again give Sexual Violence in YA Lit (and Life) a shout out for spurring this week here at the blog. It’s run by Karen Jensen, Christa Desir, Carrie Mesrobian and Trish Doller

A. A. Omer

2 thoughts on “Sexual Assault in Lit Week Wrap-Up

  1. Hello from Vermont –

    We found your blog as we also love Rainbow Rowell, and we have used her book Eleanor & Park on The Book Jam Blog – – to help people think about the important topic of Sexual Assault.

    THANK YOU, from two of your southern neighbors, for highlighting how books can help address important topics – Lisa and Lisa

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