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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month


At Zandoli and Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes, we support safety education for sexual assault awareness.  For the month of April, we will share materials relating to prevention and learning materials from our resource network.

We read through STOP IT NOW’s TIP SHEET: Everyday Actions to Keep Kids Safe and provided a basic summary for families.  This tip sheet is not just for victims, but for all family members to promote prevention.  Talking with your family and children educates them and like the old adage goes “Prevention is better than cure.”  That simply means that it is easier to prevent something than having to undo the pain and trauma of having to “fix” or “heal”.

Determine clear boundaries and guidelines.

    • All family members have a right to privacy when dressing, bathing, sleeping, etc… without being watched, touched or violated in uncomfortable ways.
    • If the child does not feel like kissing a relative, even it’s Grandma, allow the child to shake hands, respecting the child’s body.
      • Watch for inappropriate behavior in adults or older children.
        • Practice speaking about awkward things and saying uncomfortable or embarrassing words out loud and confronting those behaviors.
        • Report anything you suspect as sexual abuse.
          • Respect their privacy when they say “NO!” to touch that they are not happy with.

          Be prepared.

            • Have a safety plan
            • Make a list of people to report abuse or signs of abuse to

            Get the full TIP SHEET for your family’s action plan here.

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            Zandoli identifies U.S. training for Saint Lucian Police


            We are very proud to have found a source of free training from a federally funded U.S. organization for our police family in Saint Lucia.  The organization offers a series of training from Child Sex Trafficking to Juvenile Justice, and an array of other classes.  We informed them that we as a nonprofit are interested and they were very happy to welcome Saint Lucian law enforcement officers to apply.  We at Zandoli see this as a very good step in the direction of social healing for the people and the police of Saint Lucia.  Law enforcement officers are eligible to sign up today!