The Online Hotline works like other instant messaging and online chat systems, but with enhanced security measures.
You'll enter a private chat with a trained RAINN support specialist and chat live by typing messages back and forth.
Evidence suggests that technologies such as instant messaging (IM) and text messaging may be effective ways to provide teens and young adults with sexual and reproductive health information.
In September 2010, Planned Parenthood Federation of America launched a text and IM program designed to provide immediate answers to urgent sexual and reproductive health questions from a reliable and confidential source and to link young people to sexual and reproductive health services if needed.
A bivariate analysis was conducted using chi-square tests for differences in the main covariates by mode of conversation.
In the multivariable analysis, logistic regression was used to identify factors that were independently associated with prechat levels of worry and changes in worry postchat.
If you want to ask a question or talk through any issues or concerns, call the Stop it Now! The helpline is available from 9am-9pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm Fridays.
Alternatively you can contact us for help and advice via email at this address: [email protected], with a response in 48 hours.
I never anticipated sitting around a virtual kitchen table through Skype.
It’s a delight to laugh with my some of my best girlfriends who happen to be marriage and intimacy bloggers.
The service is completely anonymous and confidential—we will never ask you for any information that would identify who you are.
You can feel free to share as much or as little as you like with us. You can take comfort in knowing that RAINN’s Online Hotline support specialists are trained to meet the unique needs of survivors.
In addition, each chat is overseen by a highly trained Online Hotline Supervisor to ensure all visitors have a positive and helpful hotline experience.