Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Resources, Books and Programs

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence in the United States. In recognition of this month, we've put together curated lists of books:

Consent and Boundaries for Littles
Consent and Boundaries for Kids
Consent and Boundaries for Tweens
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reads for Teens
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reads for Adults

Overcoming the Bystander Effect: Tips, Tricks and Tools

Thursday, April 4, 7-8:30 p.m. / Hendrickson Room / Register

Media Literacy for Teens: Consent in a Digital Age
Tuesday, April 23, 6-7 p.m. / Cardinal Room / Register


  • Find a Rape Crisis Center in Illinois (Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
  • Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline (serves Chicago and surrounding suburbs)
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-888-293-2080 
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 
  • Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Northwest CASA):  24/7 Confidential Crisis Line: 888-802-8890; non-emergency line: 847-806-6526
    • Help for those who have been assaulted - counseling, medical advocacy in emergency rooms and legal advocacy in police stations and courts.
  • Resilience Chicago: Non-emergency help: 312-443-9603 or
    • All services are free and confidential. Questions about seeking medical treatment in the ER after a sexual assault, filing an emergency order of protection, making a police report, seeking ongoing medical treatment and understanding all of your rights and options. Programs and services also available for those who have been sexually assaulted.
  • WINGS: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence: 24-Hour Crisis Line: 847-221-5680
    • Provides help for those dealing with domestic violence. Safe housing and services for families with or without children.