The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign encourages communities and individuals to bring healthy sexuality into the conversation on how we connect, respect and prevent sexual violence.
The 2012 SAAM campaign "It's time...to talk about it!" provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this diologue can build safe, healthy relationships.
April is national sexual assault awareness month. 1 of out 6 women and 1 out of 33 men are affected by this awful tragedy. Well in honor of the survivors around the world, we’re going to PARTY and shake it Zumba® style so they know they are not alone! Bring your teal, a friend and your smiles!
Awesome instructor line-up!
Sorry, childcare is not available for this event.
Tickets are a $10 donation in advance or $15 at the door. Donations are accepted.
Proceeds goes to local, state and national sexual assault advocacy non-profit organizations including but not limited to RCASA, VSDVAA & RAINN.
Take Back the Night is an international event intended to educate, protest, and bring awareness on ending violence against women. UWF's TBTN has historically been the biggest event of the Spring Semester. Join hundreds of UWF Students to speak out about sexual violence and learn how we can work together to prevent it.
Join us on April 3rd at 5:30pm in the Commons Auditorium. There will be free food, an information fair, a Colloquium featuring several survivors who will speak on their experiences, and we will end the evening with a Campus March at 7:00pm. We will also be giving away two styles of tshirts for those who attend the Colloquium and those who attend the March, as well as our Keep Calm button collections and other giveaways. The winners of our Creativity for a Cause will be also be announced and showcased.
"One in Eight: The Reality of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention” is the first in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in juvenile detention. This webinar will cover the juvenile detention system, focusing on the crisis of sexual abuse facing youth detainees. Expert presenters will review the offenses that most often result in the incarceration of young people, and the types of facilities that are used to detain them. The session will also look at the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which apply to youth facilities. The webinar will feature talks by community advocates as well as survivors of sexual abuse in youth detention. These perspectives will help shed light on why so many youth detainees – one in eight overall – are sexually victimized, and on the impact of this abuse on youth and their communities.
Who Should Attend: This webinar series is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.
The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. JDI is an international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention.
Cases of sexual abuse perpetrated against a child by a family member can be difficult to prosecute. Misperceptions about the dynamics of incest can lead to inadequate response by victim service providers and other members of the system. Prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals can provide crucial support to children and families surviving incest by learning to identify and respond to their unique needs.Join us as Jennifer Long, Director of AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and former prosecutor, and Alissa Mailen Perrotto, Online Resource Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and former children’s advocate, discuss strategies for preparing and litigating cases of incest while supporting children and families.By the conclusion of this presentation participants will be better able to:• Recognize the unique challenges related to the investigation and prosecution of incest cases• Overcome potential barriers in the prosecution of incest cases to improve offender accountability • Collaborate with advocates to decrease the likelihood retraumatizing child victims during investigation and prosecution
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