April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) – JOIN US and GET INVOLVED.
Check out the events we have scheduled throughout the month for awareness, healing and advocacy. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to partner with the Start By Believing – www.startbybelieving.org for this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign – check out their organization CLICK HERE.
2016 Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events
4th Annual Advocacy Day
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Riffe Center Theatres, Studio Two, 77 S. High St., Columbus OH 43215
Join OAESV, advocates, survivors, and citizens from across Ohio at our 4th Annual Advocacy Day to End Sexual Violence on Wednesday, May 11, 2016! Meet with legislators to discuss what’s important to you about preventing and responding to sexual violence in your community and statewide! Advocacy Day is a signature event from OAESV, and is consistently an incredibly empowering, fulfilling event as reported by those who participate. Don’t miss it!
National Day of Silence
Friday, April 15, 2016
On April 15, youth in Delaware will be participating in the Day of Silence in their schools. Bullying and harassment are major problems for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and questioning students. On this day, students across the state and nationally will recognize the Day of Silence. The Day of Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is a student-led movement where those who support making anti-LGBTQ bias unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment experienced by LGBTQ students.
Write to Heal Workshop
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Register: (614) 788-4713 or email@example.com
This workshop led by Debbie Rae Tripplett is a free event for female survivors of violence.
Participants will be provided with journaling techniques for a lifelong path of healing and empowerment. Write to Heal project books, blank journals, and refreshments included. Event held in Columbus. Location disclosed upon registration. Register with Debbie Green of SARNCO – (614) 788-4713 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 15, 2016 – 6pm-7:30pm
Marion General Hospital, The Morrow Room, 1000 McKinley Park Drive, Marion, Ohio 43302
A special time when girls and the women in their lives can discuss puberty, technology, and healthy relationships. Pizza will be served! Presented by Marion General Hospital Forensic Nurses. Questions call 740.383.8677.
Serving Victims – Building Trust – Restoring Hope
National Crime Victims Rights Week 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 10am-12pm
William Street Church 28 W. William St. Delaware, OH 43015
Panel Discussion sponsored by Turning Point on domestic violence and effectively helping survivors and their family and friends. Discussion is free and open to the public. Questions email: email@example.com.
Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Conference
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Columbus Police Academy Auditorium, 1000 N. Hague Ave Columbus, OH 43204
Continuing education credits for social workers and counselors have been sought. Registration is free. This conference is open to Advocates, Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, SANE’s and other service providers working with victims of interpersonal violence in Ohio.
The Hunting Ground
Friday, April 22, 2016 – 7:00 pm
Marion General Hospital, The Morrow Room, 1000 McKinley Park Drive Marion, OH 43302
Will screen the critically acclaimed movie “The Hunting Ground.”
“Any parent sending their child off to college should consider this required viewing.” New York Magazine
First Friday Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016 – 5:30 pm registration, walk begins at 6:00 pm
Sandusky St and Winter St Delaware, OH 43015
This international event has men gather to walk one mile through town in women’s shoes to raise awareness about sexual assault and demonstrate their support of those affected by it.
Sponsored by the Delaware County Coalition of Victim Services. Questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.