Did you know April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the realities of sexual assault in our community. It is a time we take the opportunity to educate community members on sexual violence and how they can help prevent it. Sexual violence is an unfortunate reality for many of the clients seen at JCADA. Whether they have experienced childhood sexual trauma, a past sexual assault, or sexual abuse that is reoccurring in the current relationship, there is no escaping the reality that 1 out of every 6 women and 1 out of every 14 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. As an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of power-based violence in our community, sexual violence is a pervasive problem that JCADA is looking to address through our direct services, and through our community education and prevention programs.
To learn more about sexual violence and how you can celebrate Sexual
Assault Awareness Month this year, check out JCADA’s SAAM Toolkit! The toolkit includes educational materials, sample language, and images that you can use when talking to friends and loved ones about sexual violence this April in person or via social media. The toolkit is available for download on the JCADA blog, which can be found on our website www.jcada.org. Having an issue downloading everything? Simply email Shana Brouder at email@example.com to have the toolkit and various social media images sent directly to you.