Sexual Assault Awareness

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The National Network to End Domestic Violence has declared April as Sexual Assault Awareness month.

What is sexual assault? That’s a question with many answers. Sexual violence includes rape, intimate partner violence, incest, child sexual abuse, any unwanted sexual contact, human trafficking, sexual exposure, and even voyeurism. Sexual violence is not limited to any age group and can be experienced by children, teens, adults, and even elders. Anytime someone is forced or intimidated into unwanted sexual activity without consent they experience sexual violence. Anyone who uses fear, the influence of alcohol or drugs, or takes advantage of age, illness, or disability is perpetrating sexual violence.

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How prevalent is sexual violence? One in six boys and one in four girls will experience a sexual assault before the age 18 (Dube et al., 2005). What does that mean? In a classroom of 30 second graders 7 girls and 5 boys will…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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