Awareness helps promote a community where survivors feel safe and supported, more people feel inspired to address sexual violence, and rape culture is not normalized.
Awareness activities are limitless, but here are some examples of how to engage in awarenss.
Flyers and Cards
1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men experience sexual violence. There are survivors all around us and we can make a huge impact by connecting with healing and support. You can carry our card to give to a survivor, or you can place our flyers in your business or place of work.
Follow us on social media and share to increase awareness and support or spread the word about sexual violence support and prevention on your own social media!
Wear a teal ribbon for sexual assault awareness.
The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline Project is a powerful display of t-shirts decorated by survivors and loved ones. The shirts act as testimonials to the effects of sexual violence on campus, community, and state. You can request to decorate a shirt, have the Clothesline Project displayed at your business, place of work, event, or campus, or attend one of the Clothesline Project displays.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Keep an eye out on our social media for awareness activities you can participate in.
Safe Place is available to table or hold booths to provide information to community members about prevention and support services.
Sexual Violence Education Trainings
At Safe Place, we know that education is very important in responding to sexual violence. Learning more about sexual violence and trauma can help decrease PTSD symptoms, increase support, and produce a safer and more healing community for everyone.
Safe Place offers FREE educational modules to survivors, loved ones, businesses, churches, first responders, and support service providers throughout the region. Please contact us for more information or to set up a training or educational meeting.
Introduction to Sexual Violence
A basic introduction to terms, statistics, and basic causes of sexual violence. 10-15 minutes presentation paired with other modules.
A Deeper Dive into Sexual Violence
Learning how sexual violence impacts specific communities, root causes, risk factors, perpetrator information, and discussion on changing the culture. This module is full of discussion and interaction.
Learning how sexual violence impacts specific communities, root causes, risk factors, perpetrator information, & discussion on changing the culture. This module is full of great discussion & interaction
The process and options for reporting sexual violence. This module is for survivors, loved ones, and community partners to better understand the options, barriers, and processes.
How to best support survivors and loved ones. What language to use while supporting those affected by sexual violence and self-care planning.
Consent and Coercion
A closer look into what coercion is and what consent looks or sounds like. Consists of real-life scenarios and discussion on healthy sexual relationships.
Trauma-Informed Law Enforcement Response
Law enforcement training on how to be trauma-informed and survivor-focused on interviewing, reporting, and response.
Specific to advocates and volunteers who are working with sexual assault survivors
First Responders/Medical Professionals
Specific to first responders and medical professionals on being trauma-informed and survivor focused.
To better understand the correlation between substance abuse, sexual assault, and trauma. A deeper understanding of consent and substance abuse.