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University Of North Alabama And City Of Florence Work To Engage Public About Child Abuse Awareness Month

Apr. 01, 2019

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.- The University of North Alabama Office of Title IX and One Place of the Shoals Sexual Assault Division are working to get the word out about Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month.

The two groups have been working with the City of Florence for a proposed addition to the Florence City Council upcoming meeting agenda.

Under the new proclamation, April would officially be designated as "Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month" for both the City of Florence and the UNA campus.

Florence Mayor Steve Holt and UNA's President Dr. Kenneth Kitts are scheduled to read and sign the new proclamation, April 2, at 5 p.m., in the City Hall Auditorium.

The numbers related to sexual assault and child abuse are staggering; national statistics show one in 5 women and one in 71 men will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. Additionally, children are most at risk for sexual assault with one in 6 boys and one in 4 girls being assaulted before age 18.

For more information:https://www.una.edu/titleix/index.html



The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.