Sexual Assault – The Startling Facts
Last year Netflix released a series called 13 Reasons Why which displays some vivid sexual assault scenes. This is a topic that needs to be discussed more often in the parenting community. Why is sexual assault important to talk about as parents and caregivers? Well, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lives, 1 in 5 women are survivors of rape, and 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18. Many people believe that this “will not happen to me, my kids, or my friends”, but according to these statistics that is simply not true. Chances are we all know someone who is a survivor of sexual assault (if we aren’t one ourselves). We must educate ourselves in order to help this problem of sexual assault not only in our children, but in our community. Sexual Assault is one of 9 breakout sessions offered at the upcoming 13 Reasons Why Conference on April 28th. Join us to learn more about this important topic.
by: Kimmy Stoll, MA, LPC-Intern