Thursday, September 28, 2006

Recognizing RAINN Day

Thanks to a couple of our talented students for helping us to recognize RAINN Day.

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Two UM students created the display and you can take a look at it when you stop by the library. It's full of useful information about preventing rape and other forms of sexual abuse.

Local resources for victims of sexual abuse include:
  • UM Counseling Center - offers free and confidential mental health counseling services to all currently enrolled degree-seeking students
  • SafeHouse of Shelby County - offers sexual assault and domestic violence advocates on call 24 hours, 7 days a week. Also has an advocacy program to accompany women to court appearances and educate victims in court about the cycle of violence

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