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When Pennsylvanians need HOPE for a future free of sexual violence

Your community rape crisis center provides age appropriate awareness and prevention programs to children of all ages; teaches adults to recognize warning signs of abuse and how to report suspicions; works with boys and men to promote positive, respectful and healthy models of masculinity; and helps people of all ages learn how to speak up or intervene when they observe disrespectful or predatory behaviors.

PCAR, your statewide Coalition, lobbies the Federal government for funding from the Rape Prevention and Education Act to support these local activities; develops, evaluates and disseminates curricula to use in teaching prevention in local communities; trains staff from local rape crisis centers to implement different prevention methods and materials; creates messaging and works with media to promote the concepts that prevention is possible, and that every adult has the responsibility to learn the facts about child sexual abuse to help keep children safe.