Monthly Archives: November 2015

AIDS Awareness Month


December is AIDS Awareness Month with December 1st as World AIDS Day

“World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.”


Palm Beach County residents are encouraged to contact Compass or Foundcare for HIV/AIDS services:

foundcare       Compass


Click here for more information on HIV/AIDS courtesy of



WPTV NewsChannel 5 featured a story on CAN member and survivor activist, Julie Weil. It highlighted her non-profit organization and all of the great work she does for the Palm Beach County community.


Click here for the full article.

Courtesy of WPTV NewsChannel 5

The Hunting Ground

Don’t miss  The Hunting Ground, the acclaimed feature documentary about sexual assault on American college campuses.

Tune in to CNN:

Sunday, November 22

8 pm Eastern

Find or host a screening near you

Tweet while you watch to make an even bigger impact:

  • Speak up if you see something that doesn’t look right. @RAINN01’s tips on how to step in: #TheHuntingGround
  • Need to talk? If you’re watching #TheHuntingGround and need to talk, visit to get help now. @RAINN01
  • Take action on campus with @RAINN01: Learn more about how you can get involved on your campus: #TheHuntingGround

Portrayals and discussion of sexual violence in the media can be difficult for some to watch. Read RAINN’s tips for consuming media as a survivor of sexual assault. 

—information courtesy of and

Male Sexual Assault Survivors

This amazing video from Engage by Uplift gives some insight into the challenges faced by male survivors of sexual assault. It also gives tips on how to seek services if you are a male survivor.

male video

What is Engage by Uplift?

“Engage by Uplift tackles the difficult issues the YouTube community faces, using real talk for real change. Each week, Kat Lazo discusses abuse and how it uniquely manifests in virtual spaces. Watch and collaborate with us through calls to action, and join in with some of your favorite YouTubers as they consider the issues in round table discussions. Subscribe to get updates!

Engage is brought to you by Uplift- Online Communities Against Sexual Violence. The series is produced by Kelly Kend, and hosted by Kat Lazo.”

More information about at!


Oprah 2

Two hundred men courageously stand together to say they were all molested. Watch this landmark episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show in its entiretyMore from the show

Sexting PSA

During a CAN meeting last year we were brainstorming possible PSA ideas, this was when we thought of “When did NO turn into YES.” Another concept that we felt strongly about was showing kids and teens to “Beware what you share.” The goal was to show how sexting (sending explicit photos or messages via phone) can spread to a wider audience than you may have intended. We see this happen in our community often when teens send each other pictures and the receiver shows his/her friends…or even worse, forwards it to someone else!

During a training last week, the Palm Beach County School Board Police shared a video they use for their trainings that depicted exactly what we had discussed. It is from ThinkUKnow; an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia using a network of accredited trainers from our partner agencies.