Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

I didn't know this month was Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM
unless i was made aware by Elizabeth of Love is the Adventure.  



Sexual assault is a concern which definitely impacts 
many women and men, children and teens all around us.  
 Of course most of the time, many victims suffer in silence.   
Thank goodness there is a month which we can give a voice 
to an issue that is definitely a concern in our Society.

The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence 
and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

Via

There are many ways to connect and spread the news 
about Sexual Assault and the importance of talking about it.  
Here are some ways in which you can connect and spread the news about the SAAM campaign.

There are resources about talking to children, consent, gender norms,
sexuality in later life and so much more.

There are also daily posts for social networking sites, creating campaigns, 
tips for caregivers and professionals.

Here is what you can do this Tuesday...

Tweet About It! Tuesdays 
 
Tweet about it! Tuesdays are healthy sexuality chats happening 
on Twitter every Tuesday in April as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). 
 Join experts for a one-hour live, real-time discussion of healthy sexuality.
 https://twitter.com/#!/tgwarrior


14 comments:

Desiray said...

I wasn't aware of it myself thanks for sharing this vital information with us..

Monique said...

I wasn't aware of this either...so important thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to take a self defense class. Have you taken one?

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing this! I also wasn't aware and am going to read up on the campaign.

Nicole said...

I was aware of this, and thank you for bringing awareness to more people! I work closely with the local Domestic Violence shelter, and it's amazing how many people do suffer.

On another note, April is also National Child Abuse Prevention month. Part of my job is to bring awareness to this, so here is a statistic for you-75% of child abuse happens to children under the age of 4. Why? Because these are the children who have no voice, that cannot stand up for themselves against their abusers. It is so sad :(

Visit this website for more info:
http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I didnt know this either, thanks for the awareness!

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

I wasn't aware of sexual assault awareness month either. thanks for the heads up! it's so important that dialogue happens and people feel free to talk about something so important.

Mrs. H said...

Thanks for sharing this I honestly had no clue about it. But so glad that there is a raising of awareness and discussion about it.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Thanks for sharing awareness. SAAM doesn't seem to get a lot of publicity but it should.

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I didn't know this! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you are having a great week!

his little Lady said...

thank you for bringing awareness! i wasn't aware either!

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Thanks so much for posting about this!

Bravoe Runway said...

Thank you for posting about this...this is always a sad topic that happens to people.

Optimistic Mom said...

I had no idea about this. Thanks for sharing and I so agree we need to start talking about it!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Thank you SOOO MUCH for sharing this! xoxo