May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

The month of May is dedicated to Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Awareness; and as such the Strathcona County Council and Mayor Carr have proclaimed May 2015, as 'Sexual Assault Awareness Month'. SAFFRON Centre would like to thank our volunteers, staff and community supporters for helping us to fulfill our mandate to provide counselling services to persons who have suffered from sexual assault, abuse and sexual violence, as well as those person who have been affected by sexual assault (e.g. support persons, family members, etc., of someone who has experienced sexual assault) and also to provide proactive education regarding sexual assault, abuse and sexual violence to all individuals and to change attitudes, beliefs and myths surrounding sexual assault. THANK YOU ...
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Strathcona County Victim Services 5km Fun Run: SAFFRON was there…

Strathcona County Victim Services 5km Fun Run: SAFFRON was there…

  Sunday April 19, 2015 SAFFRON Centre participated in the information fair at the Strathcona County Victim Services 5km Fun Run.   SAFFRON is working to support the healing and empowerment of those who have been affected by sexual assault, abuse and sexual violence; and to promote change in attitudes, beliefs and social norms. This work includes community awareness, we want you to know we are here when you, or your neighbours, or friends, or family need help. We are here to listen and to help the healing, it is never too late to come for help, it is never too late to heal....
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Show you CARE, help prevent sexual assault.

Show you CARE, help prevent sexual assault.

Create a distraction Do what you can to interrupt the situation. A distraction can give the person at risk a chance to get to a safe place. Jump into the conversation with a diversion like, "Let's get pizza, I'm starving," or "This party is lame. Let's try somewhere else." Ask directly Talk directly to the person who might be in trouble. Ask questions like "Who did you come here with?" or "Would you like me to stay with you?" Refer to an authority Sometimes the safest way to intervene is to refer to a neutral party with the authority to change the situation, like a security guard, bartender or college dorm RA. Seek out someone in authority and let them know about your concerns. Don't hesitate to call 911 if you are concerned for someone else's safety. Enlist others It can be intimidating to approach a situation alone. Enlist another person to step in with you. Bring a friend to talk to the person at risk, or...
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