April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month &
Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Nearly 1 in 5 women in the U.S. have experienced rape in their lifetime; nearly half of all women have experienced sexual violence other than rape; 1 in 71 men in the U.S. has been the victim of rape in their lifetime; 1 in 5 has experienced sexual violence other than rape. 1 in 2 transgender individuals have experience rape or sexual assault in their lifetime.

If you would like to learn more or know someone who may need support, please call COMPASS at 330-782-5664. Our Rape Crisis Center or Daybreak Youth Shelter Program can provide assistance.

Learn More: https://www.nsvrc.org/saam

 

National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

65% of adults that abuse their partner also physically and/or sexually abuse their children.

Child maltreatment (both abuse and neglect) is often linked with IPV, and encompasses any act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caregiver which results in harm to the child, including serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or death. Over 670,000 children were identified as victims of child abuse and neglect in 2011, based upon the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics.

If you need to report child abuse, you can contact Mahoning County Children Services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 330.941.8888. Visit www.mahoningkids.com/child-protective-services for more information

If you would like to learn more or know someone who may need support, please call COMPASS at 330-782-5664.

Our Rape Crisis and Counseling Center or Sojourner House Domestic Violence Program can provide assistance.