January is Stalking Awareness Month

Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or conduct directed at someone that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

According to The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) nearly 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men have experienced stalking in their lifetime.

Stalking intersects partner violence and sexual violence. Stalking is often done by someone know to the victim and stalking by an intimate partner is the most common and most dangerous type of stalking.

Stalking could include:

  • Threatening Phone Calls
  • Text Messages
  • Spying
  • Showing up at victim’s workplace or home
  • Leaving unwanted gifts

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. Yet, 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence.

Teen Dating Violence (TDV) is defined as a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse against teenaged dating partners, occurring in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual and digital. Sadly, this is happening in our schools and community.

During the month of February, CAPSA Youth Councils within each of our local High Schools take lead in bringing awareness TDV.  This includes peer education, media, pledges, events and more.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault can happen to anyone, no matter your age, your race or ethnicity, your gender identity, or your sexual orientation. The World Health Organization conducted comprehensive global surveys and reported that one in three women will experience sexual and/or physical violence in their lifetime.

Yet, most sexual assault and rape go unreported and victims do not seek support.

During April, CAPSA is bring awareness to the crime of sexual abuse, educate on available support, and how to Start by Believing when someone discusses.

Learn more at StartbyBelieving.org

During April, CAPSA partners with Utah State University’s Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information Office (SAAVI) to promote Start by Believing.

Start by Believing is part of an international campaign bringing awareness that most victims of sexual assault do not report the crime to law enforcement and many never tell anyone because they fear they will not be believed or blamed.​

As few as one in five victims report their sexual assault, so they often don’t get the help they need. Also, without a report, law enforcement misses the chance to identify perpetrators in their community, repeat offenders go undetected, and more people are victimized.

Start by Believing changes how we respond and create a safe place where victims feel believed.

You can partners with CAPSA and SAAVI during April.

We are looking for businesses and groups to help raise awareness during April by purchasing and wearing this year “Believe” shirt. This is a great way to show your team and the public you support CAPSA, SAAVI, and survivors.

This is not a fundraiser, but an awareness opportunity. Shirts are being sold at an average cost. If you wish to make a donation, you can add a donation during the checkout process.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence affects women, men, and witnessing children of every race, religion, culture and social economic status. Domestic violence occurs when someone uses power to control, harm, or terrorizes another and includes physical, sexual, financial, and phycological abuse.

Studies show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the US will experience relationship abuse in their lifetime. Sadly, this rate for women is higher in Utah – 1 in 3 women.

During October, CAPSA is bring awareness to the devastating issue of domestic violence, educate on available support, and how the community can Stand for Someone.

Stand for Someone and Stand with CAPSA during October

We are looking for businesses and groups to help raise awareness during October by purchasing and wearing this year “Stand for Someone” shirt. This is a great way to show your team and the public you support CAPSA and survivors.

This is not a fundraiser, but an awareness opportunity. Shirts are being sold at an average cost. If you wish to make a donation, you can add a donation during the checkout process.

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