April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month.

From the National Sexual violence Resource Center:
You can support survivors
Chances are you know someone who has experienced sexual violence even if they haven’t told you.
They are listening to how you talk about the issues and hearing that you understand and believe survivors may help them feel safer and supported.

Embrace your voice
Sexual violence thrives when it is not taken seriously and victim blaming goes unchecked.
Your voice is essential in setting the record straight on sexual violence.

Thanks to Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team (SMART) for their advocacy, peer education, and events to eliminate sexual violence.

Augsburg has an agreement with the Aurora Center (U of Minnesota), so students can contact them for assistance. They have a 24-Hour Helpline: (612) 626-9111. Students can also get assistance through the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC), 612-330-1707, and the Department of Public Safety, 612-330-1717.