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The Bridge Over Troubled Waters recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

PASADENA, TX – April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), a time for our country to honor survivors and celebrate the strength of our movement to end sexual violence. The first Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month was held 20 years ago, in 2001, by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

According to RAINN.org, “Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. Meanwhile, only 5 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison.”

The Bridge will be hosting several events in April. The public is encouraged to join us and help us recognize and honor survivors.

Teal Tuesdays – Wear Teal each Tuesday in April in Support of Survivors.

April 14th 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fostering A Culture of Consent – A Virtual Workshop, click here to register.

April 15th 7:00 PM Every Story, Every Voice – A Virtual Open Mic Night Event, click here to register.

April 17th 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Meditation in The Park – Join us in honoring the importance of mental   health and engage in the healing practice of mediation, mindfulness, and the use of positive affirmations. Location: Avenue A Park, 607 Avenue A, South Houston, Texas 77587.

April 21st and 28th 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Preventing Sexual Violence Begins with Us – A Virtual Two-Part Series Workshop,  click here to register.

April 28th Denim Day – Wear Denim to Challenge Victim Blaming.

At the end of April, you will be able to find a Prevention of Sexual Violence Toolkit for Parents of Teens on our website.

In 1978 The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. was established in Pasadena, Texas. At no cost to any survivor, The Bridge offers support, provides safety, and works to prevent domestic and sexual violence. The Bridge was the first domestic and sexual violence crisis center to have an onsite sexual assault forensic exams room 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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