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Sexual Violence Prevention Education
1600 N. Country Club
Tucson, AZ 85716
Main phone: (520) 327-1171
TTY: (520) 327-1721
Fax: (520) 327-2992
24-Hour Crisis Line: (520) 327-7273 or (800) 400-1001
The mission of the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault is to reduce the trauma and incidence of sexual violence by providing treatment and promoting prevention of sexual abuse, incest, molestation and rape. The Center will accomplish this through the provision of services including crisis intervention, specialized mental health services, advocacy, prevention education and professional training.
The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault is the only sexual violence center in the state to provide the full continuum of services to survivors, including a 24-hour crisis services, mental health services and community education and outreach. Crisis services at the Center include a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour hospital advocacy and 24-hour forensic medical exams.
Description of Programs/Services
The Sexual Violence Prevention Education Program at the Center is committed to: (1) prompting awareness of sexual assault, abuse, coercion, and harassment; (2) promoting a positive change in attitudes, knowledge and behavior of youth and adults that supports healthy relationships, consent, and bystander intervention; (3) supporting other efforts in Southern Arizona that contribute to the prevention of sexual assault, abuse, coercion, and harassment.
Our Sexual Violence Prevention & Education program includes targeted, multi-modal educational sessions (5-7 day workshops), containing a variety of instructional methods designed to reach all types of learners at developmentally-appropriate levels. Our target audience is youth in grades 6th-12th in Pima County. Our prevention workshops are offered at local middle and high schools and youth programs.
At each school that receives the five or seven day program, we provide a staff/faculty workshop and a parent workshop. The adult component is designed to complement the youth component and teach adults to be positive role models with regards to engaging in respectful, consensual, non-violent relationships.
The Center is also working on creating an innovative peer-to-peer program addressing youth sexual violence in a school community. The peer advocates will be juniors and seniors who have elected to be peer mediators and have undergone training in that capacity. The ultimate goal with the peer-to-peer program is to use the influence of youth to change their school community into an environment that fosters respect and an understanding of healthy relationships.