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Sexual Assault (Rape)

Does This Situation Describe Your Concern?

The Center for Work and Family Life is available to help in the following ways:

  • practicing better self-care
  • activating and expanding your support sytem
  • applying and integrating the information found in these book & web resources into your daily living
  • connecting you with providers or community resources that specialize in this topic

Please call CWFL to request personalized assistance on this topic

Our phone is 213-821-0800

Reading List Notations:

Green font indicates books that have been read by Center for Work and Family Life staff.

The Center does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular literature, nor does the absence of books from this list represent a recommendation against such works.

The Center for Work and Family Life would like to thank and give credit to the Stanford University Faculty and Staff Help Center, which was instrumental in helping to assemble this reading list.

Web Resources Notations:

The links listed are being provided as additional resources for you. Most of these are not affiliated with the Center for Work and Family Life.

Neither the Center, nor the University, is responsible for these websites, their content or the referral information they provide. As such, we encourage you to be an educated consumer in using the links to take you to the resources available for that topic.

If you have any questions, comments or find information on this page that is incorrect or no longer current, please contact us at (213) 821-0800 or at

Reading List

Adams, Caren, & Fay, J. (1989). Free of the Shadows: Recovering from Sexual Violence. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Ledray, Linda (1994). Recovering from Rape. New York: Henry Holt

Raine, Nancy Venable (1998). After Silence. New York: Crown.

Note: A first-person account of surviving and recovering from rape

Warshaw, Robin (1994). I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape. New York: Harper Collins.

Web Resources

USC Center for Women and Men
Offers advocacy and confidential counseling to those who have experienced gender-related harm.

Rape Treatment Center (Santa Monica -UCLA Medical Center)
Offers comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault victims and their families, including 24-hour emergency medical care, forensic examinations, crisis intervention, long-term professional counseling, advocacy, and accompaniment services. Sexual assault victims can receive all of the services they need in one place, 24 hours a day.

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Provides an online library of resources. This organization provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.

East Los Angeles Women's Center
Provides services to women and children, focusing on sexual, domestic, and family violence and HIV/AIDS.

National Center for Victims of Crime
This site provides a definition and overview of sexual assault, in addition to information on how to report a sexual assault.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The NSVRC staff collects and disseminates a wide range of resources on sexual violence including statistics, research, position statements, statutes, training curricula, prevention initiatives and program information.

Sexual Assault Training & Investigations
The SATI Sexual Assault Resource Directory is a comprehensive guide to nationwide sexual assault resources. This guide, compiled by Sgt. Joanne Archambault, includes lists of helpful videos, publications, research articles, and much more.