Sexual Assault Awareness Month Begins Today: April is the Time for Prevention

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Today marks the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Meet Us on the Street Anti-Street Harassment Week 2016And there are other opportunities to think about preventing violence this month with International Anti-Street Harassment Week (April 10-16), National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 4-8), and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 10-16).

This is the time to recognize the linkages between all types of violence and focus on prevention. “Prevention is Possible” is not only the theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month but a message that carries across all forms of violence. APril is Child Abuse Prevntion Month with three blue pinwheelsWhether your focus is sexual violence, youth violence, street harassment, or child abuse, our work to prevent violence will build healthier communities.

What are you doing to prevent violence in April? And beyond?

Check out CALCASA’s 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Materials with the theme of Focus on Survivors: Visualizing an End to Sexual Violence.

David Lee

David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project Prevention Connection, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 29 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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