It’s time…

To talk about it. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is promoting healthy sexuality to prevent sexual violence.

Use SAAM’s resources to get a conversation started or join the Counseling and Career Development Center here at MVCC for these upcoming events:

Sexual Assault Awareness: Presenter Suzanne Cusack, LCPC Tuesday, April 10, 1 p.m., S117A
Sexual violence happens everywhere, and every day to females and males of all ages. It is not just a victim’s problem; the friends and families of survivors also are affected. Because sexual violence is everyone’s problem, we can solve it only through the efforts of women and men working together.

Medical Advocacy, Presenter Pillars Community Services, Thursday April 12th, Noon, S117B
The Medical Advocacy presentation is geared towards individuals who will be working in the medical field that may encounter a victim of sexual assault. Topics that will be discussed include, evidence collection (rape kit), providing medical care to minors, rape trauma response, victims’ rights, how to respond to a victim, etc.

Sexual Violence in the LGBT Community: Presenter Pillars Community Services, Monday April 23, 2012, 11am, S117A
Sexual assault can happen to anyone— regardless of their race, class, age, appearance, or sexual orientation. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people are subject to the same spectrum of sexual violence as the general population. Attend this presentation and help become a voice against sexual violence.

Denim Day/Week April 23rd-27th 2012-Student Union
Denim Day is a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault. Wear jeans this week to show your protest against sexual violence. There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape. Join the Counseling and Career Development and GLOW April 23rd-27th in the student union to help raise awareness about sexual violence.

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