How do I speak to my teenagers about sexual violence? At what age do we start telling our kids about sexual abuse? What warning signs should I be looking for? Is there anything our young people can do to combat and prevent sexual violence?
These are just a few of the questions we hope you will discuss with the young people in your life this April, the month nationally designated to bring awareness to sexual violence.
This year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), is aimed at the nation’s youth and the role young people can play in creating a world without sexual violence. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center is offering suggestions and discussion topics to help adults become allies to young people navigating the difficult terrain of sex and relationships.
SAAM encourages us to take part in awareness activities in our own communities. Visit the SAAM homepage to learn about everyday things you can be doing to reduce sexual violence.
Anyone can be a victim of sexual violence, regardless of gender, age or social status. If you or a loved one have been abused, we may be able to help you get the justice you need. Please contact us to discuss your case.
Are you looking for resources about sexual assault or abuse? Here are a few helpful sites where you can find information, statistics and testimonies from other survivors.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
RAINN is a fabulous organization that has been reaching out to all survivors of rape, incest and sexual abuse for more than 20 years.
Male Survivor is an organization dedicated to male survivors of sexual abuse or assault.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP is an organization for victims of abuse at the hands of a priest or religious leader.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The NSVRC was launched in 2000 and is funded in part by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.