The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign encourages communities and individuals to bring healthy sexuality into the conversation on how we connect, respect and prevent sexual violence.
The 2012 SAAM campaign "It's time...to talk about it!" 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 diologue can build safe, healthy relationships.
Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren has worked to turn her horrific personal experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors by starting Lauren’s Kids. Lauren’s Kids encourages victims to “shine a light in dark places” and “shed the shame.” Lauren’s Kids is based in South Florida and educates adults and children about sexual abuse topics through in-school curriculum, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline and speaking engagements around the country. Lauren’s Kids holds an annual, statewide “Walk in My Shoes” event, which brings together survivors and advocates on a walk across Florida to raise awareness and promote supportive legislation. Lauren’s Kids also holds annual fundraisers such as the Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino Golf Tournament and VIP dinner that raise funds for the organization. Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino are the TV broadcast voices of the Miami Heat.Learn more.
Join us in strengthening the 4th Annual Philly Take Back the Night!!!
Calling all communities to unite and take a stand against domestic and sexual violence! • March to take back the streets starting at one of four locations heading to the First Unitarian Church. • Speak out and breaking the silence; storytelling and sharing about living with and surviving violence, abuse, and oppression. • A candlelight vigil to remember those still fighting, those lost to violence, and those surviving.
Marches at different locations throughout the city starting at 5:45 PM sharp.
North Point - 22nd and Fairmount – contact is Jana
South Point -- 21st and Washington -- contact is Frank
East point -- 12th and Chestnut -- contact is Christine
West Point -- 40th and Chestnut – contact is Amanda
Rally at First Unitarian (22nd/Chestnut) at 6:15 PM Speak out/breaking the Silence Stories from 6:30 PM-10 PM Shatter the silence. Stop the violence.
The speak out is open to men and women, straight or GLBTQ who are survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; and their allies. This event is to be a safer place for those who need to speak about their experiences so they are not silent and not feeling alone.
Follow us on twitter at @TBTNPhilly Read more about how Take Back the Night started and its movement.
Maternal & Family Health Services, Victims' Intervention Program, PCADV
Join us at the Hawley Silk Mill for a fun, teen-friendly night of music, games, prizes, and (of course!) food. Along the way, we’ll talk about boyfriends, girlfriends, hooking up and staying safe. Best of all, this event is free for teens 13 and up.
Jam out to live music by Alex Ramos
Get the skinny on STDs, birth control, and getting tested
Share your thoughts on sex, consent and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”
Grab your smartphone for a Text Message Q&A with Kristen and Denise, health and relationship experts
You are cordially invited to attend our annual SAAM program, featuring keynote speaker from Natasha Alexenko, co-founder of Natasha’s Justice Project, presentation of healing masks by female MST group and other Veteran presentations.
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