The NSVRC is excited about our new adventures in blogging. Watch for several new Staff Blogs that will be launched during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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I am so excited for the newest online courses to come out of the Just Rural! Project. Geared toward victim service professionals, they provide excellent foundational information on a trauma-informed response to child sexual abuse. The first course, called Bringing Hope, takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

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This month the Your Voice, Our Future series launches on the SAAM Blog with a guest post from youth activist Erin McKelle.

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This blog post was originally developed for my dear friend at the Resource Sharing Project, who was collecting editorials to submit to Iowa newspapers. When I asked if I could also share it here, she said "Send it to every paper and blog across the land!" With that in mind, if you do decide to share it, please connect back to the source and give credit to Ali Mailen Perrotto and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

To the editor,

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Happy April and Happy SAAM 2014! Here’s hoping for new growth, bright sun and a fabulous campaign! The NSVRC library holds some fabulous resources that will enhance the 2014 SAAM theme of Healthy Sexuality.

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There has been a lot of talk recently about the response of colleges and universities to sexual violence.  Much of this discussion stems from the president’s appointment of the

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SAAM Share GraphicMaybe this is painfully obvious, but feminism is for children. We feminists engage in social activism and critical dialogues about gender because we want a future free of gender bias and violence. I probably won’t be around to see it, but I have to believe it will happen. I have to believe it for my child and for all children.

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April = Sexual Assault Awareness Month GraphicIt’s the last day of March, which means Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and April will be here before we know it. Are you ready for #SAAM?

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When I was little, the phrase, “mommy is tired” was one that my mom would occasionally use to signal that she needed some space.  Although not a mom, I have embraced the phrase when I need space from this work.   With all of the recent hullabaloo about the existence (or not, depending on who you talk to) of

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When LP sent me the link to the Time Opinion piece opining the grave travesty that is “Rape Culture Theory,” I got so pissed that I had to get away from it halfway through. Are you kidding me? I started the process of planning how all of the NSVRC bloggers could take it bit by bit and pick it to pieces. It was a two week process.

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