April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year’s campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This April, join the conversation. Start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.
This campaign provides tools and information on healthy childhood sexual development for adults to use in approaching our responsibility to protect children. Learning about healthy childhood sexual development helps adults promote positive characteristics, skills and behaviors. These tools support parents, communities and organizations in identifying risk factors, supporting healthy boundaries and challenging negative messages. For more information and resources go to www.nsvrc.org.
Sexual violence is a broad term and includes rape, incest, child sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, unwanted sexual contact, sexual harassment, exposure, and voyeurism.
These crimes are widespread and occur daily in our communities, schools, and workplaces, but sexual violence can be prevented. Community members can work to prevent sexual violence by establishing healthy and positive relationships that are based on respect, safety, and equality.
Please join the YWCA-York in their efforts to prevent sexual violence.
Thursday, April 4th, 12:00 noon we have our SAAM kick-off at the York County Administration Center, 28 East Market St, York.
Friday, April 5th representatives from the YWCA-York will be downtown during First Friday providing information and give-aways.
Teal Ribbon Campaign runs from April 1st-30th. Look for teal ribbons at your local Rutter’s Farm Stores and SAAM events.
Victim’s Rights March Candlelight Vigil – Tuesday, April 23 @ 7 pm starting @ Colonial Courthouse
For more information visit our website www.ywcayork.org
This is a sponsored post by the York chapter of The YWCA. YWCA USA is one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families. YWCA USA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all