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One in Three/One in Six

1 in 3.

1 in 6.

Do you know what those numbers mean? It means that you observe a group of 3 women or 6 men on the street, it is statistically likely that at least one of those women and one of those men have experienced sexual violence within their lifetime. It is also possible that neither of these survivors felt safe to report their victimization, as 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to law enforcement.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM) and the message for survivors of sexual violence in 2018 is Embrace Your Voice. One of the ways to show support for #SAAPM is to learn more about sexual violence, such as what is detailed in our previous post: Sexual Abuse and the Culture of SilenceOther ways to show support this month include wearing a teal ribbon, utilizing the #SAAMP hashtag, or following any of the other suggestions available via the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) website

Embrace your voice this April, and every day thereafter. If you are a survivor of sexual violence and you are seeking support to find and embrace your voice, resources are available to help.

National Sexual Assault Hotline:
1-800-656-HOPE(4673)
RAINN:
https://www.rainn.org/
National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
https://www.nsvrc.org/

Support through AVRC is available 24 hours a day!
415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
24 Hour Hotline: (719) 384-7764
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656

Statistics provided by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
AVRC is non-discriminatory agency regarding race, religion, color, gender, country of national origin, sexual orientation or economic condition.

 

Sexual Assualt

Start by Believing

Teal RibbonDid you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?  There are several ways that you can get involved to help bring awareness for those that have been affected by Sexual Assault.   Visit this link to find out how: http://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/saam/8-ways-get-involved-sexual-assault-awareness-month

A new campaign has begun in an attempt to end the cycle of silence.  Most victims of sexual assault or abuse confide in a friend or family member.  What if someone comes to you?  How will you respond?  Visit www.startbybelieving.org to learn more.

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, know that you are not alone.  We can help!  No one should go through this pain alone.  Call our 24 hour hotline for confidential support (719) 384-7764.

2 out of 3 victims of sexual assaults go unreported.  Find more statistics at https://www.rainn.org/statistics/criminal-justice-system

Below are links to additional resources:

https://www.rainn.org/

http://www.nsvrc.org/

Teal Ribbon