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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Sat Jul 20 2024

<div>April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), observed in April, is a campaign that aims to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and empowers individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. The movement to end sexual violence began with (and continues to be driven today by) community advocacy, student activism, and grassroots community organizing. We invite you to be part of the solution by learning more about sexual violence, sharing what you learned with others, and engaging in direct action opportunities to further cultivate social change. </p><p>For more information regarding this event contact Kristina Marshall at</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>Event Presenter:</p><p>Karen Hanks, LMSW works as the Coordinator for the Trafficking Victims Assistance Program at Bethany Christian Services of SE Michigan where she works with foreign nationals who have been trafficked. She is also the current chair of the Macomb Anti-Trafficking Task Force (MCAT) where part of her duties include spreading awareness and educating the public about trafficking. Previously, Karen has worked in the areas of child welfare, domestic violence, suicide prevention, and medical social work. Professionals Karen has trained include medical providers, mental health workers, law enforcement officers and trainees, social workers, and attorneys, as well as the general public. </p></div></div>


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