Start By Believing
I believe you. These three little words can make all the difference to a survivor of sexual abuse or assault. Family Resources has joined the global campaign to change the way we respond to sexual abuse.
The third annual Start By Believing Day is recognized Wednesday, April 4. On that day, advocates from all over the region will gather at a conference in Chicago, and our local communities will become Start By Believing communities!
In utilizing billboards, radio advertising, broadcast PSAs, posters, social media and teaming up with local agencies our hope is to create a safe environment for survivors of sexual abuse. Learn more about this global campaign at www.startbybelieving.org. Post your pledge to social media with #startbybelieving to spread awareness to your family and friends. Although we are kicking off this initiative during April in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are keeping the momentum going all year round!
If you or your organization would like to submit your individual or group pledge photos to be posted on the Family Resources' Facebook page, please email photos to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos will be posted throughout the month of April.
Family Resources offers comprehensive services to survivors including counseling, crisis response, advocacy, and other support. Visit our services page to learn more.
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Public Service Announcement
Special thanks to the Child Abuse Council as our Start By Believing community partner! Find more information on the Child Abuse Council by visiting www.childabuseqc.org. View our public service announcement that airs throughout the month of April.
Speaking in this PSA:
Angie Kendall, Child Abuse Council
Timothy Phillips, St. Ambrose University
Jazmin Newton-Butt, League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #10
Geoffrey Peiffer, Davenport Police Department