The 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This April, join the conversation. Start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.
This campaign provides tools and information on healthy childhood sexual development for adults to use in approaching our responsibility to protect children. Learning about healthy childhood sexual development helps adults promote positive characteristics, skills and behaviors. These tools support parents, communities and organizations in identifying risk factors, supporting healthy boundaries and challenging negative messages. Many resources are also available in Spanish.
This fact sheet offers suggestions for sexual assault centers to partner with youth-serving organizations to prevent child sexual abuse. These recommendations can also be used by youth-serving organizations in their efforts to support the development of healthy, safe, and happy children and teens.
Esta muestra de Carta al Editor sirve como plantilla para una carta específica sobre el desarrollo sexual infantil saludable dirigida a medios de comunicación locales o universitarios. Puede ser adaptada o usarse genéricamente como una herramienta para promoción y defensa a través de los medios durante el Mes de Conciencia sobre la Agresión Sexual. También disponible en inglés.
This sample Letter to the Editor provides a template for a healthy childhood sexual development themed letter for local or campus media outlets. This letter can be customized or used generically as a media advocacy tool during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Also available in Spanish.
This four-page publication explains how to plan an effective prevention campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It outlines the planning process for social marketing campaigns that aim to change behaviors. Also available in Spanish.
This events list provides descriptions of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and activities. Event ideas can be used to plan and host events that encourage community participation and raise awareness.
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