For intervention and information. The crisis line is available 24-hours
a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Information and assistance
is provided by trained
volunteers and staff members. There are always bilingual
advocates available to take calls in Spanish.
To assist and support
survivors of sexual assault during visits to
local hospitals, police stations, and courts. Our advocates are
familiar with area health providers, Victim Assistance Coordinators,
and Police Departments, and can help survivors assess their
options after an assault.
For survivors of sexual
assault, friends and family of survivors, and
adult survivors of incest. Support groups meet weekly for one hour. For
more information contact the Victim Services Coordinator at
(479) 927-1025. Para el grupo de apoyo en espanol,
survivors an environment to discuss issues
surrounding them that they may not feel comfortable discussing in a
group format. Follow-up advocacy can be extremely important for
survivors with PTSD and/or Rape Trauma Syndrome.
NWARC provides community
education in the form of presentations to area
schools and civic groups. We cover all topics associated with sexual
assault including date rape, dating violence, stalking, and prevention.
Sexual assault prevention
and awareness trainings available for area
professionals, such as police officers, hospital personnel, and
educators, as well as anyone else who is interested in learning more
about the problem of sexual violence. If you are interested in
attended our training, contact the Education Training Coordinator.
NWARC’s resource library is
available to the entire community and is
full of books and videos that are available for loan. Many titles
and videos are in Spanish. We have information about male sexual
assault, incest, marital rape, and more.
To do our part in educating teenagers in our
community, Northwest Arkansas Rape
Crisis, Inc has initiated a P.E.E.R.S. Program (Prevention, Education,
Empowerment, Recovery and Support). This program is designed to teach
adolescents about dating safety, date rape prevention, date rape drugs,
what to do if a friend is raped, and other sexual assault issues.
Students make a pledge to stop sexual violence in their school.