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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH #SAAM

April 2021 marks the official 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

PREVENTION. AWARENESS. EDUCATION. ELIMINATION.

All have become common narrative for the work related to sexual assault. Together, organizations and agencies across the globe are continually committed to doing the work needed to eliminate this traumatic act. Sexual assault can take many different forms, but one thing remains the same: it is NEVER the victim’s fault.

Sexual assault refers to the sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent from the victim. Sexual assault alarmingly impacts humanity regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Statistics published by RAINN reveal that the work to stamp out sexual assault must continue because:

  • EVERY 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.
  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men in America has been the victim of an attempted or completed assault.
  • Persons experience PTSD in the following weeks of being sexually assaulted.
  • Persons suffer increased suicidal or depressive thoughts after sexual assault.
  • Persons suffer increased negative coping after sexual assault (drug use, isolation, anger, etc.)

Stay connected with us via the website and stay tuned for announcements from ASBC’s R.I.S.E. Ministry during the month of April for a special presentation in observance of #SAAM.

R.I.S.E is a ministry at Alfred Street dedicated to the support of women impacted by domestic violence/sexual assault. For general, membership or event information contact: RiseMinistry@alfredstreet.org

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Stay tuned for a special presentation during November in support of National Family Caregivers Month from ASBC’s AGAPE ministry. For further questions email agape@alfredstreet.org

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