SBB IN ACTION
Orlando Police @OrlandoPolice Knowing how to respond to victims of sexual assault is critical. OPD pledges to always #startbybelieving
@TrumanMedKC: TMC thanks @MayorSlyJames for proclaiming April 6 #StartbyBelieving Day in @KCMO @MOCSAkc #sexualassaultawareness
Troy Police Dept. @TroyMI_Police Q: Who is responsible for rape? A: Rapists. It's that simple. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. #StartByBelieving
@EVAWintl: 3 simple responses to a disclosure of sexual violence: 1. I’m sorry 2. How can I help? 3. I believe you #StartbyBelieving
@ISUPD Officer Greiter dyed his hair teal for #StartbyBelieving Day. Who wore it better? Retweet for Officer Greiter
Halifax_Police @HfxRegPolice Our Sexual Assault Investigative Team took the #STARTBYBELIEVING pledge. They hope you’ll join them.
Orange County, NY Embraces Start by Believing
When COVID struck, the Orange County, New York Sexual Assault Response Team went virtual. This new setting allowed more team members to participate, and the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. (MHA) realized it was the perfect time to introduce Start by Believing. The team voted unanimously to adopt the campaign, and just like that, a new initiative was born. read more
University of South Alabama Starts by Believing!
In spite of COVID-19, the Title IX Violence Prevention team at the University of South Alabama (Jaguars) launched an inspiring Start by Believing campaign, finding ways to connect with students virtually! read more
IN THE MEDIA
No Grey Zone Podcast
EVAWI’s Joanne Archambault was recently invited to join Kathryn Marsh and Melissa Hoppmeyer on No Grey Zone, a podcast providing a frank and honest discussion related to sexual assault, harassment, child exploitation, domestic and workplace violence. Kathryn and Melissa talked with Joanne about the Start by Believing campaign, including the history of the movement and the 10th Anniversary. read more
The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process
One brave student survivor, Brie Sivy, first brought Start by Believing to the campus of Ohio University. This gripping 30-minute documentary shows Brie’s journey from victim to survivor, to aspiring social worker. It powerfully illustrates the effects of trauma on memory, and shows the positive impact possible when police and advocacy work together with a common goal. read more
JOIN CITIES, COUNTIES AND STATES THAT START BY BELIEVING
The first Wednesday in April is Start by Believing Day!
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