Teal the Town for

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

You may have noticed the bison around town with teal ribbons for our awareness campaign. For the month of April, our RSA team is going around to local businesses to hand out posters and other awareness materials to have the difficult conversations about sexual violence. 

Here is where you can find all of the information to our awareness presentations, events and what we have going on throughout the month of April so you can join!

 

 

 

Make sure to join in on the fun! Throughout the month of April we are doing a social media challenge to help with awareness! 

For each post you make to your account make sure to tag the listed accounts to be entered into our gift basket give away at the end of April!

Tag AND Follow: 

@dovecenter

@dove.rsateam 

If your account is private, make sure to screenshot and dm your submission to us! 

 

Here is a sample of the presentation we can give your company! For more information on how you can help “Teal the Town” fill out the form below and we will reach out! 

Rape and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy

If you have been a victim of rape or sexual assault, it is important for you to know and understand that regardless of the circumstances, the crime is not your fault. You are not alone, and we believe you!

DOVE Center has a team of rape recovery advocates who assist victims while they are receiving care at the hospital (see more info in Hospital Advocacy). A member of the team is always on call and will respond to the hospital day or night, 24-hours a day. Rape recovery advocates provide technical assistance, emotional support, a safe place to talk, and additional resources to help victims as they face uncertainty and confusion because of their assault. Advocates also help connect victims to trauma-informed counseling and appropriate therapy groups.

The effects of rape and sexual assault can be long lasting and significant. DOVE advocates and counselors are available to walk with you through the uncertainty you are experiencing. Counseling and other services will help you learn about how trauma affects the brain and body, how to deal with triggers, and other tools for safety and empowerment. Understanding trauma is essential to healing and will help you regain control over your life.

For information on what to do if you have been sexually assaulted, view the Fact Sheet by Women’s Health.

Hospital Advocacy

DOVE Center sponsors a team of trained advocates who provide one-on-one support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape at the hospital. There is an advocate on call 24/7. Advocates provide emotional support during forensic exams, and information and resources about follow-up services. They assist victims with applications to Utah Office of Victims of Crime for reimbursement of medical costs associated with the crime committed against them. Advocates often provide supportive information and resources to friends and family of the victim as well to help them better understand how to not only support their loved one as they heal and recover, but also themselves as secondary survivors. Hospital advocates provide victims with new, clean clothes and underwear at the hospital and help arrange transportation to a safe place
when needed.

Contact

Please contact the Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at [email protected] or 435-628-1204 ext 101 to schedule an intake.

Facilitators: Carly, CSW – Community Partner Counselor; and Brettany –  Rape Sexual Assault Program Coordinator/HART Program Coordinator.