As a nation, we have been grappling with the issue of sexual assault and how we regard the testimony of survivors. The impact of this national discussion has been an exponential increase in the volume of crisis hotline calls received by rape crisis centers around the the U.S.. SARC's hotline has been no exception. If you or a loved one are struggling to heal after a sexual assault, we encourage you to reach out to SARC through our 24/7 Crisis Hotline at (979) 731-1000. This hotline is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, completely confidential, and free of charge.  We believe survivors and are here to support you. 
We can't wait to see you all at our 35th anniversary celebration for a night of dinner and dancing!

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 6:00-10:00 PM
Location: The Stella Hotel, College Station, TX
Details: Dinner, Dancing, Stargazing, Silent Auction, Raffle, and Cash Bar. 
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With a new school year off to a great start, SARC wanted to share with you some resources for the classroom! 

One in six boys and one in four girls will be sexually assaulted before they turn eighteen so it’s clear that most teachers interact with students who have experienced sexual abuse. 

Trauma impacts how students learn and how they interact with adults and peers. However, when educators understand how to care for these students, they can help minimize the impact of trauma and foster resiliency.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center's new e-learning course, One Caring Adult, trains educators on how to do just that.

This three-part course consists of seven videos featuring experts such as a trauma specialist, teacher, psychologist, and sexual assault advocate. The goal of the course is to help teachers learn how to make their classrooms a safe and comforting space for all students.

E2E Publishing has excellent free resources for parents and professionals who works with young children. These resources focus on teaching children about body safety, gender equality, talking about feelings, and how to empower students. To download these awesome teaching tools, click on the link here
Texas A&M University's Alpha Zeta Chi Sorority has chosen SARC to be their 2018-2019 philanthropy.  AZX's Texas A&M Chapter was founded in 2004 as a woman's social-service sorority and now has over 140 active members! AZX will be volunteering
in our office and organizing fundraising initiatives to benefit our center! We are so excited to have AZX as a new partner and to see all the amazing ways they will use their talents to support survivors of sexual assault!
SARC enjoyed talking to students at the Not Another Aggie: Suicide Prevention Walk this month. This moving event brought hundreds of students and community members together for a great cause. 
SARC attended a joint meeting of Transcend, LGBTQ+ Aggies, and Feminism 4 Aggies to share information about our programs and services.