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Sexual harassment, assault, and abuse can happen anywhere, including in online spaces. As we connect online, we can learn how to practice digital consent, intervene when we see harmful content or behaviors, and ensure that online spaces — whether they be workspaces, classrooms, social media platforms, or otherwise — are respectful and safe.

Tune in:

The Family Center will be featured from on WFHR 1320 AM radio for in April for special segments featuring advocates from The Family Center. Topics will include Sexual Assault Awareness Month, sexual assault within the Hmong culture, and how to respond to someone who discloses abuse in their relationship.

Listen in:

April 6: Click here to listen to a special installment of Morning Magazine. featuring The Family Center's Hmong Services Coordinator, speaking on sexual assault in the Hmong community.

April 23: Click here to listen to a special installment of Morning Magazine, featuring The Family Center's Violence Prevention Specialist, speaking on Dating Apps and Safety.

April 27: Click here to listen to a segment on "Consent," on Morning Magazine, featuring The Family Center's Sexual Assault Victim Services Coordinator.

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"I Ask" for consent: 

What if you want to kiss someone, but you aren’t sure how they’d feel?
When you want to get close to someone — whether you’re hooking up for the first time or in a long-term relationship — it’s important to know how to ask for consent.

"I Ask" for digital consent:

Consent should be a part of your interactions with others when you’re texting or using social media. Although you aren’t talking face-to-face, you should always consider how your actions might make another person feel and ask questions if you don’t know.

How Power Impacts Consent

Consent can be complicated when one partner holds more power than the other. By being mindful of the ways power imbalances may impact consent, you can take steps to ensure your partner feels comfortable communicating their needs.

How to Teach Consent Early

Late childhood and early adolescence is a time when children get messages about relationships and consent from TV shows, movies, social media, and friends. This makes it an ideal time for parents to have conversations about consent. Talking with your child now will encourage open and honest communication as they mature and enter their first relationships.

How Family and Friends can help:

Family and friends want to help a survivor of sexual assault -- but how? Check out this guide from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

REMEMBER: The Family Center is here to help -- it doesn't matter when the abuse or assault occurred. Call 715-421-1511 anytime for no cost, confidential help and support.

Click the document above for a supply drive list during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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