Sexual Assault Awareness Month  

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

MUSC is committed to creating a safe environment for all members of our community. The national theme for this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), as outlined by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), is “Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands Equity.” In South Carolina, the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) is launching the “Talk About It” Campaign.

2023 MUSC Sexual Assault Awareness Month Workshops and Events

April 4, 2023
SAAM Day of Action
Plan an event, schedule SAAM-related social media content, participate in the #30DaysofSAAM, or wear teal—the color of sexual violence prevention— and share your selfie or create a photo collage with your friends, co-workers, teammates, etc. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center offers more information on how to participate in the 30-day challenge to raise awareness.

April 6, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sexual Assault Awareness Symposium: Trauma Informed Care for Health Care Providers and Responders

Presented by MUSC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, this virtual conference will feature experts in healthcare, social work, and law enforcement, as well as a survivor of sexual assault. Participants will be eligible for 5.75 CEUs from the Board of Examiners in Psychology, the Board of Social Work Examiners, and the Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Participants may also be eligible for CLE credits. MUSC attendees are eligible to receive up to 6.5 credits based on participation. Learn more and register here.

April 26, 2023
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Denim Day

Denim Day takes place on the last Wednesday of April to show that being assaulted has nothing to do with the clothes you wear. Wear or donate jeans to show your protest against sexual violence. Jeans with empowering messages from survivors and allies will be displayed on the MUSC Greenway. Jean donations are being accepted at the National Crime Victims Center until April 21, 2023 at 5 p.m. Contact Emily at with any questions about this event.

April 30, 2023
Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S. Sexual Assault Center Survivor Art Exhibit
Hampton Park

The theme for this year’s art exhibit is What Does Healing Look Like?  The deadline for art submission is April 1, 2023 at 5:00pm. Event information- 1st-annual-tricounty-speaks-sexual-assault-center-survivor-art-exhibit or contact for further details.  

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