Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) takes place in April of each year.  During this month agencies across the country vamp up awareness and outreach efforts in their communities. A Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month proclamation is signed by the President of the United States along with Governors and Mayors across the country.

Although our work is year round, SAAPM allows for an amplified, unified message and focus on the root causes of sexual violence and on the realities of rape in our communities. SAAPM materials and messaging are created by various national, state, and local organizations.

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Deep in the heart of Texas, we always add our own little twist to Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month and 2016 is no different.  This time around, TAASA is asking Texans to use social media to #TurnTexasTeal.  In addition to participating in the national campaign, we ask that rape crisis centers, colleges and universities, schools, faith-based communities, and engaged Texans join in TAASA’s 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month initiative designed to raise awareness and promote a prevention-based actions across Texas.  The #TurnTexasTeal initiative will use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Twibbon, and Instagram to populate social media with everything from survivor stories to calls to action.  The best part about #TurnTexasTeal is that the content will largely be generated and shared by people like you! Download campaign stat sheet here.

#TurnTexasTeal Highlights

  • Twibbon social media campaign
  • Photo booth at 2016 TAASA Conference
  • Sexual Violence in Texas prevalence graphics
  • Suggested social media posts
  • Prevention graphics
  • “Why I #TurnTexasTeal…” video dedications
  • And much more

If you have questions or need more information about #TurnTexasTeal or Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, please contact Ted Rutherford at

National Resources


Check out the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) campaign.

Share Your Events!

Please submit your local SAAPM event schedules to Alyssa Foegelle, TAASA Web Content Specialist at  We would like to populate TAASA’s online calendar with local events to assist in event promotion and to inspire others to get involved in April. 


Click here to peruse SAAPM campaign materials created in 2014 & 2015.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, feel free to contact Alyssa Foegelle, Web Content Specialist at

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