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Thursday, September 8th 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Savannah Women’s Council of Realtors Safety Awareness Event
Kendra Scott Studio, Broughton Street

Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire and Savannah Women’s Council of Realtors are combing efforts to bring awareness to woman in Savannah regarding their safety. This awareness program is designed to promote safety among realtors and women who travel for work. The program brings into focus a high-risk profession where the top three crimes against women are robbery, rape and homicide. The event will be hosted by Kendra Scott Studios and a portion of the proceeds will benefit RCC.

 

We invite all Savannah Women Realtors to attend this informative and fun event. For more information please contact RCC at 912.233.3000 or by email.

 

Sunday, September 11th, 3:00 pm—5:00 pm
Self Defense in Stiletto’s—The Working Woman
TBD

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire presents “Self-Defense in Stiletto’s”, facilitated by Todd Mashburn, a certified and experienced Krav Maga Instructor. This 2 hour self-defense course will enhance and build self-confidence, awareness, and personal safety. Participants will learn verbal and physical techniques that can be used by anyone, regardless of physical condition. Space is limited. Please register by Friday, Sept. 10th. To RSVP, call 912-233-3000.

 

Saturday, September 17th, 8:00 am—4:30 pm
Women ROCK! Savannah 2016 Women’s Conference
Coastal Georgia Center

Be inspired at Women Rock! Savannah 2016 and get the help you need to take the next step in setting and reaching your goals. This conference will bring life-transforming value and is committed to helping ladies find their voice, personal power, beauty and talent. We offer practical strategies to live your best lives in business, wealth, health and relationships.

 

Tickets available online.

 

For more information please contact 912.233.3000 or by email.

Sunday, September 25th, 3:00 pm—5:00 pm
Self Defense for the Active Woman
Fleet Feet Sports Savannah

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire presents “Self-Defense for the Active Woman”, facilitated by Todd Mashburn, a certified and experienced Krav Maga Instructor. This 2 hour self-defense course will enhance and build self-confidence, awareness, and personal safety. Participants will learn verbal and physical techniques that can be used by anyone, regardless of physical condition.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 23rd. To RSVP, call 912-233-3000.

 

Thursday, September 29th, 7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Art & Sole
Fleet Feet Sports Savannah

The Rape Crisis Center is pleased to announce Art & Sole at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah. Grab a SOLE and express your SOUL’s desire for a community free of sexual violence. Our running shoe soles won’t be hitting the pavement for this event, they will instead be offered as beautiful blank canvases to paint on! Painted soles will be auctioned off at the ART & SOLE Party on September 29th at 7:00pm. All proceeds will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. The event on August 29th will feature the Shoe Soles along with other auction items, food and fun!


“Interested in becoming a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)? 


Become a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team!” 

The SANE training program is designed for nurses who have two (2) years of RN experience and are interested in providing forensic medical assessment and care to survivors of sexual assault.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) respond to perform exams on rape victims by providing timely, nonjudgmental, compassionate care to the sexual assault victim. The SANE exam may include a medical forensic exam, prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, and participation in legal proceedings.

 

The 40-hour training course is designed to provide registered nurses with a comprehensive education program. The SANE course is offered at various times throughout the year and several on-line courses are also available.  The curriculum will include:

  • Role of the SANE nurse and other members of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

  • Emotional and social response to sexual assault

  • Georgia laws and law enforcement procedures

  • Statistics

  • Forensic evidence collection

  • Expert witness testimony

  • Crisis intervention

  • Photography and follow-up services will be discussed

  • Participants will take part in a mock trial to develop expert witness skills

The didactic curriculum is followed up with 40 hours of clinical preceptorship over a six month period within the SANE’s community at the SANE’s convenience.


Benefits of Becoming a SANE

  • Reimbursement for the cost of the 40-hour didactic portion is fully refundable upon completion of the course and you are taking call

  • Nurses receive financial compensation per exam well as on-call pay

  • Paid yearly liability insurance

  • Membership to the International Association of Forensic Nurses

     

For more information contact Jan by email or 912-713-5393 or Brigitte by email or 912-844-2381

 

 

Become a volunteer! 

Become a sexual assault advocate/crisis intervention volunteer at the Rape Crisis Center! Volunteers support victims of sexual assault through the 24 hour crisis line and hospital response. We are looking for mature, empathetic, non-judgmental and dedicated individuals to... make a difference in our community.

If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 912-233-3000 or volunteers@rccsav.org for an application. The next volunteer training dates are TBA. In order to become a volunteer, you must attend all sessions.

All applicants must be at least 21 years old and submit to a criminal background check.

 


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If the occurrence of rape were audible, its decibel level equal to its frequency, it would overpower our days and nights, interrupt our meals, our bedtime stories, howl behind our lovemaking, and insistent jackhammer of distress. We would demand an end to it. And if we failed to locate its source, we would condemn the whole structure. We would refuse to live under such conditions. - Patricia Weaver Franciso

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Basic Philosophies

  • Our Primary focus is on the victim and her process of recovery.
  • Confidentiality is critical for the safety of our clients and the trust that they have in us, as advocates.
  • Sexual assault is never the victim's fault. The rapist is the one who did the raping.
  • Empowerment through giving support and information will help to strengthen the victim, so that she can follow through with the criminal justice process, function on her job, or just get on with her life in general. We cannot make everything ok, but we can focus on her power as the only witness to the crime and as a person who can regain her sense of herself.
  • Every victim of sexual assault has the right and the choice of reporting and having a rape examination, regardless of the circumstances of her case. She also has a right to be heard and to heal at her own pace.
  • Every victim is in a state of crisis and is experiencing trauma on some level. This is normal and it contributes to her confusion, her indecision, and her fear. She may also be greatly affected by the damage to her self-esteem and this can have a profound influence on interactions with the police, medical and court personnel.
  • The victim needs the police and the police need her in order to prosecute. However, the relationship is not an equal one. The police represent authority and she may feel powerless and easily intimidated. As advocates, we can be the buffer between the victim and the police, helping her understand their role in the process
  • A victim's greatest fear is that she will not be believed. Considering how difficult it is to report a rape, the likelihood of anyone reporting falsely is very unusual. As advocates, we believe her from the beginning, knowing that if there is any falsehood, it will eventually surface. In cases of false reports, the victim often has other problems that should be addressed and referrals should be made to to other agencies.

 

 
   
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