Next month is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Sexual assault awareness is critical to helping support and empower survivors. It's critical to speak about sexual assault to deter predatory sexual behavior and to help survivors feel validated and heal. Awareness also helps us understand the scope of the problem with regards to sexual assault so we can best equip ourselves and our community to combat and eventually end sexual assault.
However, the prevention aspect of sexual assault, which was only recently officially added to April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month efforts, is equally as important. We CAN and WE WILL prevent sexual assault. How? Education. Research reflects that teaching concepts such as consent, coercion, and refusal skills in schools can reduce the rate of sexual assault. We can also teach these concepts at home and talk about them in our communities. We encourage you to join our efforts to prevent sexual assault through writing to your state legislators. Watch our video guide here to learn more about how to do so! It's faster and easier than you think to make true change!
We also encourage you to learn more about sexual assault awareness and prevention by registering for and attending our Second Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Conference. Register here! You won't want to miss it!
As always, we are here for you! Never hesitate to reach out for support, volunteer opportunities, and more. #TogetherWeWill