Safe Place Announces Events, Social Media Challenges During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

According to the FBI, one in five Hoosier women and one in 33 men experience sexual assault.

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(Batesville, Ind.) - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

According to the FBI, one in five Hoosier women and one in 33 men experience sexual assault.

Safe Place Sexual Assault Center, a division of Safe Passage, Inc. exists to provide help, healing, and hope for all survivors of sexual assault and unwanted sexual experiences.

Community members are invited to help Safe Place in participating in Sexual Assault Awareness Month with several events and social media challenges scheduled throughout the month.

Events include:

April 1 - Podcast release: We Talk about Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Here

April 2, noon - Facebook live: Ways You Can Support Survivors Online

April 6 - Day of Action...Wear TEAL!

April 7, noon - Facebook live: Sexual Violence Education for the Hispanic Community

April 9, noon - Facebook live: Modelling Healthy Behaviors to Keep Kids Safe

April 16, noon - Facebook live: Ways to Prevent Sexual Violence

April 17, 10:30 a.m. - Open discussion at Greater Vision Ministries Metamora

April 20, 1:00 p.m. - Parent Cafe: Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Violence

April 23, noon - Facebook live: Healing from Sexual Violence: How Friends and Family Can Help

April 28 - Denim Day: Wear Denim with a Purpose


Social Media Challenges (tag @safeplaceforhope and use #30DaysofSAAM)

April 1 - Decorate your virtual space for SAAM (

April 3 - Three things I use to stay grounded

April 5 - Statistics to know about sexual violence

April 6 - Day of Action/Wear Teal

April 9 - Letter of support to survivors

April 12 - Little known fact about sexual violence

April 14 - Build online support for survivors

April 16 - Doing my part through art, SAAM coloring page

April 17 – How I relax

April 19 - Terms to know about sexual violence

April 21 – An activist’s desk

April 23 - Something you made to support the cause

April 24 - Supportive representation of survivors in media

April 26 – People to know

April 28 – Denim Day (

April 30 - You did it! Gratitude shout-out

Anyone who is facing sexual assault should contact Safe Place on their 24/7/365 free and confidential helpline at 812-932-7233.

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