SAAM 2016

Prevention is possible, and it is the theme of this April’s, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It takes many voices and roles to prevent sexual violence. This April, we’ll focus on the ways individuals, communities, and the private sector can take action to promote safety, respect, and equality. 

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This is a guest blog post by Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC Outreach Director.

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This is a guest blog post by Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC Outreach Director.

 

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I have to say this time of year, at the moment, is completely baffling to me. It’s close to 80 degrees outside here in PA and yet stores have taken it upon themselves to bombard every customer that walks through the door with Santa and tinsel. I’m not the Grinch, but I find this beyond annoying.

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Today's guest  post is written by Michael Crawford, fellow blogger and Communications Assistant with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

Leaves and temperatures are down, candy prices are up: it must be time to trick or treat!

As a parent, there are lots of things to worry about: tripping hazards, getting caught in the rain or (please, heavens, no) candy getting stuck in hair. But there’s one “trick” that probably won’t rear its head: the bogeyman.

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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Build Peace conference held at MIT in Cambridge, MA.  I was curious about one of the items on the agenda – Ignite Talks.  They were described as

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DVAM image: awareness plus action equals social changeThis blog is a guest post by Casey Keene, Director of Capacity Building and Education, at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.  

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Image: I heart consent.The SAAM blog is back from a short hiatus! Although we’ve been busy behind the scenes, and I look forward to sharing more updates about plans for SAAM in the future.

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Reblogged from Forensic Healthcare Online

{This post originally appeared on Forensic Healthcare Online, which I also authored, and was reprinted with my permission. See the original post.}

 

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Cooler weather seems to finally be here, somewhat anyway.  The month of October means a lot of things to various different people.  Beyond the pumpkin spiced lattes, football teams wearing pink (trust me, those are highly important too) October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You can check out a fabulous guide to this year's campaign on VAWnet.

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