EVERY 2 MINUTES, ANOTHER AMERICAN IS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED 

                                          

                     TOGETHER WE CAN

                                                 POSITIVELY IMPACT OUR COMMUNITIES                      

                    WITH THE SAFE HAVEN PROGRAM

WHAT IS SAFE HAVEN

Safe Haven is an initiative to involve community groups and organization in becoming advocates for victims of sexual assault.  Safe Haven was created to address the issue of sexual abuse by becoming a beacon, providing prevention, intervention, and advocacy services. It is built of the foundation of education, support, and advocacy and was created to generate advocates that do not have a tolerance for sexual assault, and are skilled enough to service victims in their communities.  This program is compiled of many sources, not limited to national, state and local organizations.  It is a free program that can be implemented in any community group or organization.

 

Safe Haven’s Mission

To create volunteer community advocate groups to bridge the gap between victims of sexual assault and resources. By providing a safe and confidential place to report issues of abuse, and offering ongoing support needed due to acts of violence.

 

Safe Haven’s Purpose

The purpose of Safe Haven is to elevate awareness about sexual assault in adults.  To create a safe place for sexual assault to be reported.  To provide resources and assistance for victims and their families.  Create dialogue about sexual assault that can cause others within society feel safe discusses and speaking out against sexual assault to encourage social change.

 

Program Goals

The goal of the program is to create community advocates that are invested in serving as a resource, and that will partner with local and national organizations to help prevent sexual abuse.  Creating Haven’s to serve as a reminder of this social problem and to be used as a means of intervention and prevention.

 

Program Components

This program contains resources on starting your Safe Haven

program, to training, guidelines and policies, victims’ rights and protection, getting the word out within your organization and the community, and documentation and resource forms. The program will be provided as a digital download.

 

 

Training Materials

The program will consist of training documents and you-tube training videos to cover each area of the program.  All training material will be completed by March 30, 2015, prior to this day email safehaven4u@gmail.com for questions or to receive information.

 

Target Market

The Safe Haven is a program that can be incorporated in churches, non-profits and business organizations. 

 

Community Partnership

 

Safe Haven would like to partner with all of you to help create more advocates within our community. This approach will help reach more victims and help to provide them with much needed resources and support. For more information of starting a Safe Haven Program email safehaven4u@gmail.com.

 

 

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THE HARD TRUTH

60%

OF SEXUAL ASSULT IS UNREPORTED

Approximately 2/3

RAPES & SEXUAL ASSUALT IS COMMITED BY SOMEONE THE VICTIM KNOWS

30%

ARE VICTIMS DOMESTIC ABUSE

7%

DON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT

Why is the Safe Haven Program Needed

 

Helps to address the following Issues about sexual assault and dealing with victims of Sexual assault. 

 

1. Build Awareness of Sexual Assault

      a.How it Occur

      b.Effects of Abuse

 

2. Reduce the Lack of Understanding of the Abuse in Adults

      a.Combating Myths of a victim or an

         abuser

      b.Was it an Affair or not?

      c. This type of abuse can be very

          confusing

 

3. Educate the community of Re-victimization and the negative effects

      a. Community Awareness

      b.Family & Friends Awareness

 

4. Create a support system for victims

      a.Lack of Support System for adult

          victims

      b.Helping Victims understand their

         legal and medical rights

      c.Giving victims a safe place to start

          their healing journey and offering

          them support along the way

 

5. Address the need for community based prevention strategy and distribution of information within the community.

 

6. Address the need for a Liaison between victims and resources.

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