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Download Our 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Take Action! Toolkit

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Download Stop the Hurt’s 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Take Action! Toolkit to raise awareness about sexual violence and get involved in preventing it in your community. 

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Download Our 2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month Take Action! Toolkit

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children. Download Stop the Hurt’s 2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month Take Action! Toolkit to learn more about child abuse and ways to create positive environments for children. 

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Prevention is Possible!

By |Child Abuse, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Assault|

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By |Child Abuse|

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