National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.

New Resources

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Preventio
False Reports: Moving Beyond the Issue to Successfully Investigate and Prosecute Non-Stranger Sexual Assault
Shattered Lives: Immediate Medical Care Vital for Sexual Violence Victims
Registering Harm: How Sex Offense Registries Fail Youth Communities
Rape Prevention and Risk Reduction: Review of the Research Literature for
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2009 Campaign Information

Theme: Prevent Sexual Violence…in our workplaces
Slogan: Respect Works!
SAAM Day of Action: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

See the Current Campaign section for new 2009 resources and information!

About Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence (focusing on sexual assault and rape) and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

Here on the SAAM site, you will find information and materials for both the upcoming SAAM campaign as well as past campaigns. While the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) creates these campaign materials for SAAM, we encourage state and local organizations and groups focused on sexual violence awareness and prevention to tailor these campaign materials to their local communities.

By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

SOURCE:  http://www.nsvrc.org/saam


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  1. I’m in the process of creating my post this year to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month and ran across your blog for the first time as well as this post. I have enjoyed both!

  2. Pingback: April is here again. Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)- Respect Works! | affrodite.net

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