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Sexual Assault Resources

We've compiled a list of organizations, books, and films that can help sexual assault survivors as was as individuals looking to educate themselves on sexual assault.


Iowa Organizations:

Thrive Together

For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Individuals with Hearing Loss

Iowa Casa

For any individuals in Iowa who have experienced sexual assault.

National Organization:


For all individuals who have experienced sexual assault nationwide.

1 in 6

For all males who have experienced sexual assault nationwide.


Looking for culturally specific services?

Iowa's Culturally Specific Programs -



TRIGGER WARNING: The content of these films can be upsetting to those affected by sexual assault or abuse.

The Rape Of Recy Taylor

In 1944, when African-American wife and mother Recy Taylor is gang-raped by seven white men in Alabama, she speaks out against her attackers, putting herself and her family in danger.

Where to watch?

  • Tubi - Free

  • Hulu- With Subscription

  • Starz - With Subscription

  • Sling TV - With Premium Subscription

  • Amazon - With Premium Subscription

Roses are Red | Short Film on Sexual Assault 2018

This is a short drama about a college student, James, as he struggles with his own perception of reality and attempts to discover why his crush, Lucy, refuses to talk to him after a seemingly perfect date.

Click here to watch on Youtube

Click here to watch on Vimeo


An Award-Winning Short Film About Sexual Abuse

After being pressured into sex, Rose is propelled into her past and forced to deal with the effects of sexual abuse that have chased her to this moment.


When a teen reports being raped, then recants her story, two female detectives follow evidence that could reveal the truth; based on a true story.

Where to watch?

Netflix - With Subscription

SA Movie Recommendations From Indiana Univerity East:



A list of books suggested by the New York Times

  • The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

  • An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

  • His Favorites by Kate Walbert

  • History of Violence by Edouard Louis

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

  • Livia Lone by Barry Eisler

  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

(See more details about these books and the full list here)

Free Educational Toolkits:

Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Human Trafficking

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

Real-World Safety: Protecting Youth Online

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

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