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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 7, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama Mayor Dan Zimmerman signed a Proclamation on Wednesday recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness month here.

The Proclamation reads:

A Proclamation of the Mayor of Tama,lowa Proclaiming the Month Of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Tama Mayor Dan Zimmerman signs and City Clerk Judy Welch witnesses the signing of a proclamation on Wednesday, April 3, designating the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
News-Herald/John Speer

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 for not only the survivor, but also for the family and friends of the survivor; and

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Serving Tama County:

Domestic Violence


Sexual Assault Center

PO Box 1507

Marshalltown, IA 50158

Office: 641-752-3245

Fax: 641-752-5116

Crisis Line: 800-779-3512

Dotti Thompson - Executive Director

WHEREAS, no one person, organization, agency or community can eliminate sexual assault on their own, but we can work together to educate our entire population about what can be done to prevent sexual assault, support victim/survivors and their significant others, and increase support for agencies providing services to victim/survivors; and

WHEREAS, Sexual Assault Awareness Month provides an excellent opportunity for citizens to learn more about preventing sexual violence;

NOW THEREFORE be it know that 1, Dan Zimmerman, do hereby proclaim the month of April, 2013, as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.



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