Raising Sexual Violence Awareness Through Reading: Young Adult Literature and Youth Outreach

A book can be a window to the world or a mirror into one’s self. Young Adult Literature, or YA Lit, consists of books with teen readers and teen topics in mind. These books have become so popular that it is customary for them to have their own bookstore and library sections. They allow readers to look out into the experiences of other youth, or deeper into themselves while exploring a myriad of topics, such as sexual violence. 

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February 2019 is Teen Dating Violence Action Month

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (AGSATF) invite you to take part in Oregon’s first official Teen Dating Violence Action Month this February.

Across the state, young people have been organizing for years with dedicated community partners to address the pervasive violence that they may experience. In order to help support these efforts, this is the first year we asked Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown to officially declare February Teen Dating Violence Action Month.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

The days are growing shorter, the radiant sun giving way to the brisk breezes of fall, and once again Domestic Violence Awareness Month approaches. We are pleased to be partnering with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) to promote the Awareness + Action = Social Change campaign.

Are you planning community awareness events for DVAM? Please submit info about your events for us so we can signal-boost your great work. 

Coalition member programs will receive posters, stickers, and other campaign materials by mail before October (these resources will also be made available on this page shortly) . We will also be releasing weekly mailings throughout the month containing events happening throughout Oregon and additional resources for supporting survivors and educating communities.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016

By proclamation of Governor Kate Brown (link is external), October 2016 is recognized throughout Oregon as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We encourage all Oregonians to learn more about this issue, familiarize yourself with the resources available in your community for survivors of domestic violence, and show your support for the fundamental human right of safe and loving homes for all. 

The coalition’s 2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign focuses on the theme of home. Using art by Favianna Rodriguez, our posters speak to the importance of safe and loving homes for all. Materials will be mailed out to member programs and partner organizations beginning of September, and are also available for download. If you have questions about the theme or would like to discuss events you are developing, please contact Choya Adkison-Stevens, 503-230-1951 x311. 

You’re also invited to share events with us by filling out this form (link is external), and we'll add them to our statewide DVAM events calendar.

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