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SAAC Receives Additional Award

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention

The bystander approach offers several clear benefits:

• Discourages victim blaming

• Offers the chance to change social norms

• Shifts responsibility to individuals of all genders

March 27, 2016

Out of the Shadows: Making Sense of Counterintuitive Behaviors in Sex Assault Survivors

When out of the shadows, and under the microscope of psychological science, victims’ physical and social withdrawn behavior makes sense, in light of perceived survival instincts.

 

 

 

October 22, 2015

Davis ahead of the curve on sexual assault education

The students would be among the first crop of college freshmen for whom SB 967 would be in effect, a law that requires California colleges to strengthen their policies on sexual assault by mandating affirmative consent for sexual activity among students.

May 05, 2015

Human Relations Commission recommends eight for Thong Hy Huynh awards

The Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign is a grassroots coalition of Davis parents, educators, junior high and high school students and community partners focused on elevating community awareness about sexual assaults and teen relationship violence. The coalition has already made inroads in the junior high and high schools and is actively engaged in activities that focus on prevention.

May 05, 2015

Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign Recognizes Teens

Sexual assaults on college campuses have become a nationwide topic of discussion in recent years, with colleges facing accusations that they have not done enough to protect women or respond to rape allegations.

 

January 15, 2015

Empower Yolo Educates Davis Parents on Sexual Assault

Parents of Davis teenagers learned plenty Tuesday evening about the dangers of sexual assault, dating violence and abuse through technology at a parent education night presented by Empower Yolo (formerly the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County).

 

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Yolo County District Attorney's Office honors SAAC director Dawn Yackzan with the "Hero of the Year" Award

SAAC Receives Award

Noon Rotary Club honors SAAC director Dawn Yackzan with the annual "Have a Heart for Children Award"

Winning SAAC Posters on exhibit at State Capitol

Watch the Winning PSA!

Congratulations to our PSA winners Sophie Mae Bertain, Julie Nguyen, and Stephanie Chang on their incredible PSA! It is now showing at the local Regal Theaters, and spreading invaluable information to our community.

SAAC Wins Thong Hy Huynh Award!

Excellence in Community Involvement: Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign and Team Davis

 

The Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign is a grassroots coalition of Davis parents, educators, junior high and high school students and community partners focused on elevating community awareness about sexual assaults and teen relationship violence. The coalition has already made inroads in the junior high and high schools and is actively engaged in activities that focus on prevention.

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SAAC Interview on DCTV

SAAC Team Members Michael Leahy and Dawn Yackzan along with Junior High School student Natalli Melgoza discuss sexual assault in Davis and the aims of the SAAC

Project Descriptions

SAAC is striving towards implementing education on the awareness and prevention of sexual assualt and dating violence into every school in Davis. We hope to educate a growing generation that has a better grasp on the idea of consent, and is able to understand what to do when they find themselves in a bystander position.

Education Implementation
PSA Contest

By developing an interactive way for students to research and showcase the effects that sexual assualt and dating violence can have on someone's life.

The PSA must promote a message that ties into our mission statement, but is entirely creative.

Click the button below to learn more on how to start your own PSA.

Poster Contest

Students will submit a creative and powerful poster highlighting the problem we are facing and how we can fix it as a community and nation. 

The winning posters will be hung around Davis, UC Davis, and the capital building. 

Click the link below and start your poster today.

 

Davis, CA 95616

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