April is Sexual Assualt Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month
Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault recongnizes Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM) and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaigns in April to bring awareness to these issues, educate the community, and reduce these incidents from happening in the future. Various events and activities are planned throughout the month to engage the community to work together to address the causes of both sexual violence and child abuse.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Every 68 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. 1 out of every 10 rape victims is a male. Ages 12 to 34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault. This is why bringing awareness to the global epidemic of sexual violence is important.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time to draw attention to the prevalence of sexual assault and educate individuals and communities about how to prevent it. Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault are widespread problems. Each of us has the power to change that. Together, we can make a difference to build inclusive, safe, and respectful communities that thrive online and offline.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
There were over 60,000 South Carolina child protective services intakes from 2020 through 2021. A report of child abuse is made in the US every 10 seconds and these are some of the reasons why April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
This month and throughout the year, we encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making South Carolina a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote the social and emotional well-being of children and youth and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.