Spring 2019 Newsletter

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

2019 marks the 18th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  The theme for 2019 is “I Ask”.   The goal of “I Ask” is to empower everyone to put consent into practice.  Asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. Consent is about always choosing to respect the personal and emotional boundaries of others. It’s important for individuals to think about how their actions might make others feel and ask questions if they don’t know. When an individual wants to get close to someone, whether it’s someone they’re hooking up with for the first time or a partner in a committed relationship, it’s important to know how to ask for consent. All of us can practice consent in our lives by asking permission before assuming and showing respect for others’ choices. When it comes to sex, it’s important that everyone is on the same page, and the best way to do that is by being direct and asking.