According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are victims of sexual abuse by the age of 18. Join us for a day-long training targeting community & faith leaders, educators, social services providers and other interested individuals to gain an in-depth understanding of the issue and what we can do to work toward prevention. The goals of this training are the following:
1. To raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual violence in faith-communities, with a particular focus on Muslim communities.
2. To learn from other faith communities to create strategic, sustainable, and victim-centric approaches that address and prevent sexual violence.
3. To increase the number of anti-sexual assault advocates in faith communities, with a particular focus on Muslim communities.
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2016
Where: American Islamic College
The event featured local and national experts such as HEART Women & Girls, Sumaya Abubaker (Rahma Network), Suzanne Healy (Archdiocese of Los Angeles) Arab American Family Services, Barbara Blaine from Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), and many more.