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WHEREAS, sexual assault affects women, children and men of all racial, cultural
and economic backgrounds; and
WHEREAS, in addition to the immediate physical and emotional costs, sexual
assault may also have associated consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, depression, homelessness, eating disorders and suicide; and
WHEREAS, sexual assault can be devastating not only to the survivor, but also for the family and friends of the Survivor; and
WHEREAS, since no one person, organization, agency or community can eliminate sexual assault on their own, We must work together to educate our entire population about what can be done to prevent sexual assault, support victim/survivors and their significant others and support those agencies providing services to victims/survivors.
NOW THEREFORE, WE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN AND FOR BLACK HAWK COUNTY, ON BEHALF OF ALL STAFF AND CITIZENS OF BLACK HAWK COUNTY, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF APRIL 2021 AS
“SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH”
IN BLACK HAWK COUNTY, IOWA AND ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PREVENTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE.