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The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families & Communities and Casa de Esperanza observe the 2013 Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

It's time...to talk about it! Talk early, talk often. Prevent Sexual Violence.

The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

About the 2013 campaign

The 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and its connection to child sexual abuse prevention.

This April, join the conversation. Start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.

The upcoming SAAM campaign provides tools and information on healthy childhood sexual development that adults can use. By learning about the characteristics of healthy sexuality, adults can better identify risks, support healthy boundaries and challenge negative messages. These tools support parents, community members and organizations as they work to prevent child sexual abuse. 

Latin@s are no exception. Join us for two 30 minute conversations between the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Casa de Esperanza. We will also hold two webinars that highlight the work of culturally specific organizations. Participants will be able to hear the voices of advocates working in their communities. Join us as we observe the 2013 Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

For detailed information please, click here.

For more information about Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2013 and what you can do in your communities please, click here.

One more thing:
Join us for a Twitter Chat on Tuesday, April 16 at 2pm ET. We will be tweeting as part of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's (NSVRC) Tweet About It Tuesdays. We will be hosting an hour long live-tweeting session on promoting education and awarenss within Latin@ communities. You can tweet us @casadeesperanza or @NSVRC with your questions and use the following hashtags to join the conversation:
#SAAM
#HealthySexuality
#TweetAboutIt
#TalkEarly
#TalkOften
#prevention