I’ve been sitting here staring at a blank page for several minutes now, feeling somewhat perplexed in light of this past weekend’s events in Orlando and the trauma that is brewing around me. I’m thinking about communities of people targeted, abused, and hurt. All of us belong to a community of some sort; we are all different and all unique.

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This is a guest blog post from Taylor Teichman, Online Resource Specialist at NSVRC.

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Elder Sexual Abuse… And why we need to talk about it

 

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

“As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

 

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It's hard to believe that Sexual Assault Awareness Month has already come to a close! This past month we all shared the message – Prevention is Possible – empowering countless individuals, communities, and businesses with the tools to promote equality. There were many powerful moments throughout April -- let’s take a look back at some of the highlights.

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(This is a guest blog post by Diane Diaber, Pediatric Training Specialist, International Association of Forensic Nurses.)

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The month of April represents a number of things to many people. There is certainly a cause for celebration when you consider that it is Jazz Appreciation Month and National Kite Month. However, around here we have been thrilled to participate and recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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April may be winding down – but Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities are still in full swing. Here are five ways that you can participate before the month is over!

Thursday, April 21st: Twitter Chat Featuring the U.S. Surgeon General

Today at 3PM EST, It’s On Us and Men Can Stop Rape are teaming up to host a Twitter Chat featuring special guest, the U.S. Surgeon General. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will be answering questions about sexual assault and prevention methods.

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

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