Friday, August 12, 2016

Talk about this before your child leaves for college

Do you know someone whose son or daughter is heading off to college in the next few weeks?

In partnership with the Community Coalition for Family Wellness and the Prevention Council, Wellspring has created a video to help parents talk with their teens and young adults about healthy decisions and safety. In just a few minutes parents get the information they need about why it’s important to talk about these issues… and how to start what many parents consider a difficult conversation. Please help us to get this message to parents by watching the video below and sharing it  with parents of teens or young  adults. Just click on the image to view the video. 





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Why is this such an important issue to discuss right now?


While it may seem we're still in the throes of summer, college campuses will begin opening their doors to incoming freshman in the coming weeks.  With this, comes an increased risk of sexual assault.  The statistics are jarring:
  • Between 20% and 25% of women will experience a completed and/or attempted rape during their college career. 
  • 84% of the women who reported sexually coercive experiences  the incident occurred during their first four semesters on campus 
  • 90% of women know the person who sexually assaulted or raped them.
  • 90% of acquaintance rapes involve alcohol 
  • The majority of rapes occur in residences
This is why Wellspring is offering another in our series of infographics to help explain this complex and important issue.  Please share it with your loved ones.  

These images are part of our commitment to create diverse and engaging campaigns and activities to enable community action and participation about these issues.  You can view more of our new graphics at http://www.wellspringcares.org/infographics/

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