April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. Listen. Believe. Support. #SAAM
Harborview Abuse & Trauma Center (HATC) is partnering with local coffee shops in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These local businesses will help us raise awareness about our services, and how people can promote consent. Thank you for checking out our website to learn how you can get involved. For a complete list of partnerships and more information, visit HATC’s website.
FREE STICKERS! FREE POSTCARDS! Visit your local coffee shop to get them while supplies last. Participating Coffee Shops:
From the National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
“Sexual violence happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence.”
Everyone is affected by Sexual Violence
“It takes a lot for someone to share they are experiencing sexual violence. Be supportive. Believe them and take what they are saying seriously,” HIPRC Postdoctoral Scholar, Avanti Adhia, ScD says.