Services to Abused Families, Inc. 

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CURRENT AWARENESS

April:

Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month:

WHY BLUE? 

In the spring of 1989, a grandmother from Virginia began the blue ribbon campaign as a tribute to her grandson, a three-year old who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Since that time, concerned citizens all over the country have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.



Help us paint the town BLUE by wearing blue on April 7, 2017! 

This is a national day highlighting Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we want YOU to be a part! Encourage your friends and family to do the same. Post a picture to your social media using the hashtags #SAFEfromAbuse and #GOblueOr you can send us your picture to cpc@safejourneys.org


For more information on the Go Blue campaign, please visit pcva.org 





Sexual Assault Awareness Month:


WHY DENIM?

The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.




Help us spread awareness about sexual assault by wearing denim on April 26, 2017! 

This a day where we can honor the survivors of sexual assault as well as shedding light on an issue that is so often hidden.  Encourage your friends and family to do the same.  Post a picture to your social media by using the hashtag #denimday.  Or you can send us your picture to saa@safejourneys.org


For more information about the Denim Day campaign, please visit denimdayinfo.org