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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is both Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It's the perfect time to engage your friends, family, and community in our efforts to increase awareness of sexual assault and abuse, show support for survivors, and demand an end to these devastating crimes. This page contains information about national campaigns, downloadable graphics from OAESV, ways you can donate and get involved, and information about events happening across Ohio.

Do you have an event you're hosting in your community this April? Let us know about it and we'll add it to this page and spread the word on social media! Send your details to OAESV's Communications Director today!

National Campaigns

Each year, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center develops campaign materials for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Check out their SAAM webpage for a variety of information and free downloadable graphics and resources for a successful SAAM in your community.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual effort to raise awareness about all forms of child abuse, including sexual abuse, and mobilizes individuals and communities to prevent it. Check out the website for the U.S. Department of Justice Children's Bureau for information and downloadable resources.

OAESV's Campaign

This April, OAESV invites you to turn our state into #TealOHIO and to show solidarity as together #WeAreOAESV:

Show your support on Facebook and Twitter by adding our SAAM banner to your profile picture!

Purchase a special OAESV T-shirt during SAAM to show that you're committed to ending sexual violence beyond April! Proceeds benefit OAESV!

OAESV's Becky Perkins is ran a marathon on April 9th to support OAESV's NO MORE Campaign and to show support to survivors throughout Ohio. Read Becky's blog post to learn more about why she chose a marathon to raise awareness and support, and help us go the extra mile!

Local SAAM Events

OAESV is proud to highlight the many events happening across Ohio in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month! Below are events in chronological order (the rape crisis center hosting and/or benefiting from the event is indicated in parentheses). Want to add your event? Contact our Communications Director.

April 7th:  Glow Yoga, Ashland University (Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Safe Haven of Ashland)

April 10th: Pinwheel Ceremony, Lima (Crime Victim Services)

April 13th: Faces of Change Luncheon, Cleveland (Cleveland Rape Crisis Center)

April 18th: 2nd Annual Ohio National Guard SAAPM 5K Fun Run/Walk, Delaware (HelpLine of Delaware & Morrow Counties)

April 20th: Screening of the film "Chosen: True Story of America's Trafficked Teens," Wooster (OneEighty)

April 21st: Strides Against Violence Rockin' 5K Run/Walk, Springfield (Project Woman)

April 21st: Trauma-Informed Yoga Class, Wooster (OneEighty)

April 26th: Screening of "Audrie & Daisy," Ashland (Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Safe Haven of Ashland)

April 26th: Denim Day Facebook photo contest, Wayne & Holmes Counties (OneEighty)

April 27th: Light Up the Night 2017: Totally 80s event, Cincinnati (Women Helping Women)

April 28th: Silent Art Auction, Lima (Crime Victim Services)

April 28th: 12th Annual Walk of Heroes Event, Akron (Rape Crisis Center of Summit & Medina Counties)

April 29th: Vision Board Workshop for Survivors, Delaware (HelpLine of Delaware & Morrow Counties)

May 5th: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Delaware (HelpLine of Delaware & Morrow Counties)