Hi all you #BeautifulAndCapable!
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month & we are giving back to an organization that means so much to me: Mosaic Georgia.
Now through the end of April, we'll be donating 20% of all web sales to Mosaic Georgia as they work tirelessly to enhance SAFETY, HEALTH & JUSTICE for all victims of sexualized violence. As you continue reading, you'll learn more about what Mosaic Georgia does & ways you can help.
A little more about Mosaic Georgia:
Founded in 1986 as Gwinnett Rape Crisis to provide support to victims through a crisis line and accompaniment through forensic medical exams (aka, “rape kit” exam), Mosaic Georgia is a ‘dual services’ center with specialized services for children, teens, and adults. They provide free, confidential support and services to victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault, and child sexual molestation and abuse. We work with survivors of all genders regardless of when the violence occurred and whether they choose to report. Support to children and their non-offending caregivers are offered with care.
For those of you unfamiliar, there may be some warning signs to look out for when a person may be experiencing abuse.
Some warning signs could be:
• Extreme changes in behavior/personality
• Sudden avoidance of a certain place or person
• Appear uncharacteristically sad or withdrawn
• Genital injury (swollen, bleeding, bruising)
• Problems in school, such as behavior problems
Although these signs may be present, it does not necessarily mean it is due to sexual abuse. There could be many other reasons these signs may appear.
For children, it is important to create a safe and comfortable environment for them to express their experiences. Many children are afraid that no one will believe them. It is important for the child to know who they can confide in.
What could you do if someone tells you they have been assaulted?
• Listen & believe their story
• Don’t ask for details
• Do ask “What would you like from me?”
• Don’t try to fix it right now
If you want to give directly, use the button below!