Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Kentucky!
This is an annual opportunity to focus attention statewide on raising awareness about sexual violence and its prevention. It is also an opportunity to highlight the efforts of individuals and agencies that provide rape crisis intervention and prevention services while offering support to sexual assault survivors, victims and their families. SAAM raises awareness of sexual violence and its prevention through special events, while highlighting sexual violence as a major public health issue and reinforcing the need for prevention efforts.
If you would also like to support National SAAM efforts, we encourage you to visit http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/ for more information.
- Planning Guide for Rape Crisis Centers (2014, PDF)
- Kentucky National Guard actively participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Awards - Honoring the History of Kentucky's Anti-Rape Movement
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Awards (SAAMys) are designed to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Kentucky's movement against sexual victimization. SAAMy recipients are selected by a committee of victim service professional from a pool of nominations submitted from individuals throughout the Commonwealth.
Information and Submission forms for award nominations:
Fonetta A. Elam Award: Given to mental health professionals who have provided service to victims of interpersonal violence through their exemplary clinical supervision. To be considered, the nominee must have at least five years of experience providing clinical supervision.
Note: Fonetta Elam acted as the director of the Rape Victim Services Program in her region, providing services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims. She left a legacy of leadership and compassion through her mentorship and many hours of clinical supervision for professionals seeking a license.
Innovative Program Award: Given to programs that creatively addresses awareness, education, and/or prevention efforts focused on sexual violence.
SAAMy Award: Given to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the anti-rape movement by working alongside KASAP and Rape Crisis Centers.
NOMINATE NOW: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SAAMy
Sexual Assault Awareness Committee (SAAC) Mission Statement: Raise awareness of sexual violence through advocacy and collaboration by being a voice for social change in Kentucky.
Sexual Assault Awareness Committee (SAAC) Vision Statement: To provide quality comprehensive services and support to end sexual violence.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 2016
Awards Dinner, 6:00 p.m. EST
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Award Recipients & Resolutions:
Brenda Hughes - Fonetta A. Elam Award
Erica R. Myers - Fonetta A. Elam Award
MaryLee Underwood - SAAMy Award
Ruford Abner - SAAMy Award
BRCC START - Innovative Program
Shelly S. Miller
Senate Resolution 135
House Resolution 145
Chief Terry Powell
Rep. Joni Jenkins
Detective Jodi Ennis
Dr. Hatim Omar
Dr. William Smock
Sen. Jeffery Green, In Memoriam
Carol E. Jordan
Rep. Jimmie Lee
Judi Conway Patton
This project was supported by Grant Number VAWA ARRA-2009-KASAP-00034 awarded through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The Opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
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