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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Segment aired April 3, 2024. Dr. Nadine Finigan-Carr fills in as guest host for Dr. Kaye.

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Wendy Lee from the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement joins guest host Dr. Nadine Finigan-Carr to discuss intimate partner violence, its signs, and prevention.

The show highlights the significance of addressing sexual assault across all demographics, including the alarming rates among black women and transgender girls, and the escalation of intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conversation also covers the societal and individual impacts of sexual violence, the importance of community awareness, and support for victims.

Additionally, the show touches on the historical context of slavery's impact on sexual dysfunction in the Black community, the role of the Visitation Center for Domestic Violence Survivors in preventing intimate partner violence, and the need for a coordinated community response to ensure safety for victims and survivors.

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