April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. If You’re Unaware You’re Being Sexually Assaulted, Maybe You Should Lose Some Weight

Reading the newspaper. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which offers a great opportunity for people to get involved with the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine. The organization is always seeking volunteers to help answer calls for its 24-Hour Crisis & Support Line, and they’re offering a free training session beginning next week, to train volunteers to help offer a lifeline for people who have been victims of sexual violence.  SARSSM’s crisis and support line assists callers in York and Cumberland counties. Volunteer advocates work from home, have flexible hours, choose their shifts and do not need any experience. The organization’s new, comprehensive advocate training, “Help in Healing,” includes 38 classroom hours and five hours of journaling exercises. The training covers topics such as: The brain’s response to trauma, communication and listening skills, and victim advocacy. (read more at Journal Tribune)