This sample Letter to the Editor provides a template for a healthy sexuality 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. 
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This toolkit employs art, in various forms, as a universal language and medium for communicating their message about sexual assault prevention and awareness. 

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The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.
 

The 2012 SAAM campaign provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this dialogue can build safe, healthy relationships and communities. Many resources are also available in Spanish.

 

Resources include:

An Overview on Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Violence Prevention (also in Spanish)

Healthy Sexuality: A guide for advocates, counselors, and prevention educators

Resource List

It's time...to talk to your children about healthy sexuality (in Spanish)

It's time...to talk about consent (in Spanish)

It's time...to talk about gender norms (in Spanish)

It's time...to talk about sexuality in later life (in Spanish)

Healthy Sexuality Glossary (in Spanish)

Tips for Creating a Successful Campaign (in Spanish)

Tips for Health Care Professionals (in Spanish)

Tips for Parents and Caregivers ( in Spanish)

Tips for Partnering with Men's Organizations

Daily Posts for Social Networking Sites

SAAM 2012 Events List

SAAM 2012 Proclamation

 

 

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.

2013 Resources include:

An overview on healthy childhood sexual development

Resource for community members

Resource for parents

Exercise: Talking to your child

Resource for advocates, educators and preventionists 

Start the conversation on Twitter & Facebook

Event ideas for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tips for creating a campaign

Proclamation

Sample Letter to the Editor

Tips for partnering with youth-serving organizations

Tips for parents and caregivers

Tips for health care professionals

Esta sinopsis ofrece un marco para promover la sexualidad saludable como una manera de prevenir la violencia sexual. Brinda una base para definir una sexualidad saludable y características y conductas positivas, además de describir la conexión con la prevención, el cambio social y el apoyo a sobrevivientes. En inglés.

 

 

 

A list of suggested posts for social SocialMedianetworking sites. Daily posts for Twitter and conversation starters for Facebook promote online involvement in Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  

Esta hoja informativa ofrece información acerca de la violencia sexual y de cómo madres, padres y tutores pueden jugar un rol en la respuesta a las víctimas. En inglés.

Esta hoja informativa proporciona información SAAM 2012 Sugerencias para profesionales de saludacerca de la violencia sexual y de cómo las y los profesionales de la salud pueden brindar asistencia a las víctimas. En inglés.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 four-page publication explores steps for SAAM 2012 Creating a Campaign Coverplanning an effective community-wide public education campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It outlines the planning process for social marketing campaigns that aim to change behaviors. Also available in Spanish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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