April Awareness @ CVC
April is busy at CVC with three national awareness campaigns landing in one month, all relevant to our work.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in our community. Our goals are to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.
Child Abuse Prevention Month, also during April, seeks to educate community members how to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Our goal is to share useful information about protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development.
The week of April 18-24 is a National Victims' Rights Week, dedicated to learning about victimization, the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community, and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime. Our goal is to honor the dedication of those before us that established victim rights and renew commitment to guarantee that all victims have the rights and services they need to recover from crime.
All events this year will be held virtually!
SAAM Day of Action
Tuesday, April 6th
The first Tuesday of SAAM is SAAM Day of Action. This the perfect day to kick-off any awareness events or have have some conversations about sexual assault with those closes to you.
Put social media to good use with:
#SAAM #TealTuesdays #CVCcares
Every Tuesday in April
Every Tuesday, wear teal to acknowledge the impact of sexual violence in our community and commit to doing everything in our power to learn about and exercise consent every day, with every person.
Wednesday SAAM Workshops
Every Wednesday in SAAM, CVC will be hosting free public workshops to educate Chester County on topics related to Sexual Assault Awareness. Check out our Eventbrite Page to register for the events!
Annual Candlelight Vigil &
April 22nd via Zoom
Each year, CVC honors those we have lost through homicide. Join us virtually to remember and celebrate the lives of these victims. Event registration will be coming soon.