The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
In 2012, we are promoting healthy sexuality to prevent sexual violence! We encourage you to visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center at http://www.nsvrc.org/saam to learn more about this year’s focus and the different approaches you might use in your communities!
If you would like to be a part of the SAAM subcommittee of the Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence, please contact our Program Director, Kari Ramos at 775-355-2220 or email@example.com
What Happened In 2011:
Each day, people witness a continuum of behaviors that range from being respectful and safe, to sexually abusive and violent.
The 2011 national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign explored common, everyday behaviors and offered individuals viable, responsible ways to intervene. This primary prevention approach creates environments where people are safe in their relationships, families, neighborhoods, schools, work places and communities. SAAM brings together resources and information, thus offering everyone the opportunity to address behaviors before sexual violence occurs.
Our SAAM Subcommittee Co-Chairs pulled together some event recommendations for you to employ in your own communities, check them out on the SAAM Events Page.