Get talking!

Talk early, talk often is a big phrase this year for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. An idea born in a workgroup meeting last June is now the call to action of our campaign. We are asking adults to play a role in supporting healthy children by breaking through silence and opening up communication. Talking early, talking often is also how we want to approach sharing the SAAM campaign. Sure, it’s not April yet, but sexual violence prevention is a year-round priority and the conversation needs to be on going. That’s why we’re excited to build some energy for SAAM 2013 by sharing the following “Talking early, talking often” tools.

Poster series

Each week leading up to April, NSVRC will release one page of the collect all four poster series. Collect all four pages to make one large poster for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Posters will be available in English and Spanish. Coming soon: Poster 1 will be available for download the week of March 2.

Once you download, print and color each page be sure to send a picture of your poster to resources@nsvrc.org or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Guest blogs

The “Talk early, talk often” series on the SAAM blog launched in January, and we are excited to share insights on healthy childhood development leading up until April. We are excited for the line up of experts and voices that will add to the series. So far it's been exciting to reflect on mothering, challenge street harassment and engage with parents

#TweetAboutIt Tuesdays

Clear your calendar on Tuesday afternoons in April for Tweet about it! Tuesdays.  Join NSVRC and partners on Twitter each Tuesday in April from 2-3pm EST (1pm CST / 11am PST) for #SAAM. Be on the lookout for the chat series schedule and instructions for participating.  

Posts for FB and Twitter

Social networking is a great way to connect with your network and community, and it’s also a great way to participate in SAAM. Have you checked out the resources for this year’s campaign? If you are on Facebook and Twitter or just want to spread the word, be sure to use this tool to Start the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

It’s hard for us to contain our excitement for SAAM 2013, and we hope you can’t either! It’s never too soon to start talking early and often. Raise your voice! 

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