The 2014 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. This campaign provides tools on healthy adolescent sexuality and engaging youth. Learn how you can play a role in promoting a healthy foundation for relationships, development, and sexual violence prevention. SAAM 2014 engages adults in supporting positive youth development, and encourages young people to be activists for change. This April, use your voice to impact our future.

Many resources also are available in Spanish.

2014 resources include:

Healthy Adolescent Sexual Development Resources

An overview of healthy adolescent sexual development

Best practices for engaging youth as partners in sexual violence prevention

Strategies for becoming an adult ally

Safe Sex(uality): Talking about what you need and want

Becoming an agent of social change: A guide for youth activists

 

Campaign materials

Event planning guide

Social media toolkit

How to create a campaign

Proclamation

Proclamation for a healthy future

Sample letter to the editor

Tips for partnering with youth-serving organizations

Prevention tips for medical professionals

Understanding sexual violence: Tips for parents and caregivers

 

The 2010 SAAM Campaign addressed sexual assault prevention on college campuses. It includes resources for each of the six levels of the Spectrum of Prevention

Level 1: Strengthening Individual Knowledge and Skills 
PowerPoint Workshop: Making a Difference: Your Role in Sexual Violence Prevention on Campus 

Level 2: Promoting Community Education
Creating an Effective Public Education Campaign (PDF)

Level 3: Educating Providers
Fact Sheets for Administrators, Faculty/Staff, and Campus Healthcare Providers (DOC)

Level 4: Fostering Coalitions and Networks
Expanding Your Allies on Campus (PDF)

Level 5: Changing Organizational Practices
Sample op-ed articles (DOC)

Level 6: Influencing Policies and Legislation 

 

Every April, our Nation comes together to renew our stand against a crime that affronts our basic decency and humanity. Sexual assault threatens every community in America, and we all have a role to play in protecting those we love most -- our mothers and fathers, our husbands and wives, our daughters and sons. During National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we recommit to ending the outrage of sexual assault, giving survivors the support they need to heal, and building a culture that never tolerates sexual violence.

Read entire proclamation.

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