Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month 2017

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM). #TurnTexasTeal & Denim Day both emphasize healthy relationships and establish what consent means. Get involved and support the Turn Texas Teal movement to help end sexual violence in the State of Texas.

Take action!

  • Save 361.881.8888 / 1.800.580.HURT to your phone and provide to any of your loved ones in need.
  • Reach out to loved ones and friends and discuss the dynamics of consent and what a healthy relationship looks like.
  • Contact the Prevention & Education team, and set-up a meeting with us! We can train your employees, present to students on your campus, or host a table at your event. All training, presentations, and campaigns are FREE to the twelve-county region.
  • Decorate your home, office, and/or campus with the color teal to create awareness for SAAPM.
  • On Denim Day, April 25,¬†wear jeans with a purpose to support survivors and honor victims of sexual assault.

For more ways to get involved, check out Texas Association Against Sexual Assault’s (TAASA) guide to SAAPM.

 

 

 

 

Statistics on Sexual Assault:(Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, The University of Texas at Austin – 2015):

  • 2 in 5 Texas women, and 1 in 5 Texas men have been victims of sexual assault.
  • Only 9% of victims report their assault to law enforcement.
  • 61% of females are victimized by someone related to or in a close relationship with.
  • 60% of men are victimized by an acquaintance or friend, regardless of gender.
  • 84% of victims did not use alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.

Click here for more information on the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.

Click here for more information on the Texas Council on Family Violence.

If you or someone you know is being affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, contact our 24-hour hotline at:

(361) 881 -8888 or 1-800-580-4878 (HURT).