The Sexual Assault Services Program and The Stop Child Abuse and Neglect Program of Lutheran Social Services are hosting an event to highlight April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. The fourth annual event, called Seeds of Change, includes a luncheon, speakers, and award ceremony and will be held on Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:30am at Infusino's Banquet Hall. We are contacting you to invite you to attend and show your support for these important issues in our community.
The Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Program has been promoting the healing of sexual assault survivors in Racine County for over 18 years. SAS functions as the rape crisis center for the county by operating a 24-hour crisis line and providing hospital response to advocate for those who recently experienced assault. SAS also offers therapy and advocacy at no cost to survivors and their family members as well as prevention education and awareness activities in the community.
The Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program has had a presence in southeastern Wisconsin for 35 years by providing free lessons to preschoolers, kindergarteners, 2nd, 4th and 6th grade students in Racine and Kenosha County schools. Students are taught to recognize abusive situations, to disclose abuse should it occur, and to identify sources of support. Above all, we want children to understand that abuse is never the fault of the child. In the 2016-2017 school year, SCAN served approximately 12,000 students.