April Is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

April is dedicated to fighting rape and sexual assault, major issues for teens. Currently, dozens of American high schools are under investigation for mishandling sexual assault cases. Nearly one in five girls ages 14 to 17 have been sexually assaulted at some point, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. This year’s campaign message is “prevention is possible.” The National Sexual Violence Resource Center says individuals can contribute by promoting healthy relationships, intervening to stop disrespectful behavior, and assisting sexual assault survivors in finding resources.

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