April is a very important month for awareness and prevention. This month is not …

April is a very important month for awareness and prevention. This month is not only Autism Awareness Month but is also, and just as importantly, Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Bringing awareness to these two topics is crucial because every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, every 9 minutes that victim is a child, and almost 5 children die from child abuse every day.

For Child Abuse, the key point is the recognition of abuse. If you’re concerned that your child or another child has been abused, seek help immediately. Depending on the situation, contact the child’s doctor, health care provider, Law Enforcement (Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office or local authorities), or a 24-hour hotline such as Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-422-4453).

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month. One of the main things that should be focused on, among other things, is consent. Asking for consent is a necessary part of everyday interactions and is healthy and very normal. Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent also plays an important role in determining if the act is legally considered a crime. If you feel that you are a victim of sexual assault, please reach out and report it. Sexual assault is a crime.

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Learn more: www.nsvrc.org/saam

National Sex Assault Hotline/RAINN: 800-646-HOPE (4673)/ www.rainn.org