Sexual Assault Awareness Month

UW-Platteville Partnership

Throughout the month of April, Family Advocates will be spotlighting our sexual assault team, answering commonly asked questions, and sharing important facts regarding sexual assault. Visit us on:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
 April 7th at Noon


Understand how to access the resources available to survivors and victims of sexual violence. Hear directly from the resource.


Terri Fugate, Program Manager of Southwest Health’s SANE Program and Director of Emergency and Urgent Care at SWH

 April 15 at Noon



with guests

PAULA SCHOENBERG, Family Advocates Outreach Services Director


Hope House Advocates

 April 21 at 2PM


presents: Erin Merryn

Erin Merryn is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and child abuse advocate, and activist. Sexually abused and raped for many years as a child, Erin shares her journey through years of abuse, finding her voice, healing, forgiveness, and turning tragedy into triumph.  Please register in advance on zoom for April 21st at 2PM:

 April 21 at 1PM



Join the Dean of Students Office and PEER's on UW-Platteville campus to participate in this hybrid scavenger hunt with discoveries both online and around campus, complete the hunt and ear an official Love is Learned t-shirt and  free items!  Sign up to receive the zoom link:

Model in Vest
What were you Wearing?
Survivor Art Installation

This installation provides a tangible response to one of our culture’s most pervasive rape myths. Outfits featured have been recreated from the stories of student survivors/victims.  April 5th-9th Virtual Gallery Available

Beach Party
Take Back the Night

April 12th-April 16th - Take Back the Night is a walk to end sexual violence. During this walk, which is located on the wellness trail, you will come across a variety of different resources on sexual violence. Prizes will be given out at random to those who send in photos of them completing the course. If you have any questions about the walk,  email

Essential Oils
Shine Your Light - April 26

This luminary display honoring survivors of sexual assault, will be located on the West Lawn starting April 26. Participants can write/draw messages of love, hope, and support to survivors on each luminary. Contact if your department or student group would like to decorate a luminary(s) early for the display

Ripped Jeans
Denim Day - April 28

Wear jeans today to take a stand against sexual violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Feel free to share your denim pics on Facebook/Instagram and tag:


Facebook: @FamilyAdvocatesInc and @UWPlattevilleDOS

Instagram: @FamilyAdvocatesInc