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By Susan Sullivan


Susan is the Prevention Campaign Specialist at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Blogger bio: Susan coordinates Sexual Assault Awareness Month but will be exploring  prevention, education, and awareness all year long right here!

Blog description: Your source for promoting prevention, building awareness and creating campaigns for change.

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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The due date for exhibitor applications has been extended to March 18!

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The countdown is on! We’re 20 days out from the first day of April – the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The SAAM website is full of excellent resources to optimize outreach during this year’s campaign. Whether you’re looking for a run-down on how to plan your first SAAM campaign or just a graphic to help promote your event, we’ve got you covered.

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Sexual violence is a widespread social issue that takes many forms. Because of the breadth of the issue, it’s easy to overlook how other crimes intersect with it. In the past, we’ve highlighted the intersection of sexual assault with domestic violence, but in recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month, we're going to take a look at some of the connections between sexual violence and stalking. 

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This year’s campaign is focused on prevention – the slogan boldly declaring prevention is possible! The campaign will include resources to help everyone see their role in preventing sexual violence. The materials listed below will help to ground the concept of prevention by educating individuals, communities, and businesses on practical steps they can take to end sexual violence before it occurs. 

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SAAM 2016

Prevention is possible, and it is the theme of this April’s, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It takes many voices and roles to prevent sexual violence. This April, we’ll focus on the ways individuals, communities, and the private sector can take action to promote safety, respect, and equality. 

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DVAM image: awareness plus action equals social changeThis blog is a guest post by Casey Keene, Director of Capacity Building and Education, at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.  

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Image: I heart consent.The SAAM blog is back from a short hiatus! Although we’ve been busy behind the scenes, and I look forward to sharing more updates about plans for SAAM in the future.

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

The Society of Professional Journalists outlines the following four principles for ethical journalism:

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