Post Content

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Logo
In addition to Child Abuse Prevention Month, April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.”

 

  • Research suggests that sexual and domestic violence can be prevented by increasing the factors that protect people from developing violent behaviors. Healthy sexual education is very important. This pamphlet from the Massachusetts Sexual Violence Prevention Team offers tips on how to discuss healthy relationships with your loved ones. You can also download the entire Massachusetts Sexual Violence Prevention Plan.
  • For counseling services, support groups, and advocacy services, please call the nearest rape crisis center. Each center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 

In April 2012, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services published a blog post on increasing the dialogue on sexual assault awareness and prevention. It is as relevant today as it was a year ago and well worth a read. Together we can work to prevent sexual violence.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault or domestic violence, help is available. Call the SafeLink Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (877) 785-2020 for support.

Written By:

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts posted on Sep 2

Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) protects children in Massachusetts from abuse and neglect, and ensures they are able to grow in nurturing home environments. When notified of an unsuitable living situation, DCF may decide to remove a child from their home and take   …Continue Reading Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts

Injury Prevention for Children in Massachusetts posted on Aug 28

Keeping children safe is a priority of parenting and many jobs involving youth care and services. While the bumps, bruises, and scrapes any curious child typically receives are unavoidable,  there are instances of larger danger you can help prevent. From September 1 – 7, National   …Continue Reading Injury Prevention for Children in Massachusetts

Campus Fire Safety Month posted on Aug 27

Campus Fire Safety Month

Summer is coming to an end and a new school year is about to begin. As students return to campus and off-campus apartments across Massachusetts, the state designates September Campus Fire Safety Month. Through fire safety education, the Commonwealth aims to reduce occurrences of fire   …Continue Reading Campus Fire Safety Month