Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Once April rolls around, my thoughts turn to two things: my birthday (of course!), and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “during SAAM, activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. This year’s campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. It’s an opportunity to use your voice to impact our future.”

Of course, April is also “National Poetry Month,” “National Arab American Heritage Month,” and “National Child Abuse Prevention Month.” Wow - that is a lot of stuff to fit into one-twelfth of a year. I think we all know that having a month dedicated to an issue is not the be-all end-all of that issue – I definitely don’t wait until April to talk to people about sexual assault prevention – but it is true that having a “month” can be a great way to draw in new supporters, highlight the issue at hand, and use our creativity to help raise awareness.

So – are you ready to get involved?

100 Conversations is a toolkit created by youth working with KCSARC on sexual assault prevention. They wanted to create an easy way for all of us to have important conversations about sex, safety, and respect. How many conversations do you think you can have this month? Check it out at

Be Loud – put on your KCSARC “Be Loud” button (don’t have one yet? Let us know and we will send you one!) and send us a photo on Facebook telling us how you are being loud about ending sexual assault:

Stick it to Silence. Is there a local business that could use information about KCSARC? We offer stickers with our resource line phone number that are great for sticking inside restroom stall doors or on community resource boards –just ask the business owner for permission first, and then let us know where you placed them. Contact us and we will send you a packet of stickers.

Let us know in the comments what you are doing for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month | King County Sexual Assault

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