Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Chances are someone in your life is a survivor of sexual harassment, assault or abuse – even if they have never shared their story with you.

What is Sexual Assault?
The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Sexual violence is any act or behavior (verbal or physical) that is sexual in nature and conducted through force, threats, coercion, manipulation or abuse of power.

Perpetrators of sexual violence come from all walks of life and identities. They can be acquaintances, family members, intimate partners, trusted individuals or strangers. Learn more at or

Sexual violence is never the fault of the victim or survivor.

Kerry and Carla at the Sokaogon Chippewa Brighter Days Program provide services to anyone harmed by domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence or stalking. For assistance, contact Kerry at 715-478-6451 or Carla at 715-478-6452.