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Journalist Tip Sheet

Image of the Journalist Tip SheetApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time when many journalists cover sexual violence from a variety of news angles. With the #MeToo movement shining an unprecedented spotlight on this complex societal issue, it is a critical opportunity for informed news coverage to advance the public conversation. The Journalist Tip Sheet contains best practices and story ideas for writing about sexual violence.

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A poster created for the 2018 Español Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign.

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A poster created for the 2018 Español Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign.

Getting attention for prevention

This brief, developed with Berkeley Media Studies Group, provides guidance on how to frame sexual violence and construct messages about prevention.​

SAAM 2018 Media Outreach Packet

The Media Outreach Packet is intended to serve as a template and guide which you can utilize and tailor to bolster your individual unique efforts. Our hope is that these tools will help you drive media interest during SAAM to raise awareness and promote prevention.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation

Sexual Assault Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread. The proclamation is clear declaration to join advocates and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence.

Campaign Planning Guide

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a great opportunity to create a community-wide campaign and strengthen local partnershipsand coalitions. Public education campaigns play an important role in changing social norms by sharing basic facts with members of the community. This guide includes steps for planning a successful campaign to inform and engage the public.


Event Planning Guide

A list of event ideas can help in planning an effective Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign. While April is only one month out of the year, SAAM events can provide excellent opportunities to establish partnerships, launch new campaigns and programs, and initiate prevention activities that will continue throughout the year and beyond.