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2013-02-20 12:36:47

WSU researchers see TV having positive educational role Viewers of primetime crime dramas, like NCIS, CSI or Law & Order, are more inclined than non-viewers to see themselves intervening on behalf of the victim of a sexual assault, according to recent research at Washington State University. Published in the Journal of Health Communication, the study suggests prime-time television may be a successful medium for educating the public about sexual assault and encouraging positive...

2012-02-22 19:15:00

The FACSA Foundation announced today the upcoming virtual internet expo associated to assisting individuals who have been or are targeted for sexual assault and related prevention issues associated with this terrible crime. The FACSA expo is scheduled for March 20th through March 21st, 2012. Springhill, Louisiana (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 The Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault (the 'FACSA Foundation') is pleased to announce the upcoming nationwide online INXPO that...

2011-09-01 12:03:57

Judith A. Linden, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and vice chair for education in the department of emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has written an review article on the treatment of adult victims of sexual assault in an acute care setting that will run in the Sept. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, which utilizes a clinical vignette to illustrate evaluation and treatment protocols, was...

2011-04-14 08:00:00

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Launches Statewide Education Campaign During Sexual Assault Awareness Month AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being a victim of sexual assault is frightening enough. But knowing your rights as a survivor can make all the difference when it comes to getting help. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is launching a statewide education campaign about two...

2011-04-05 12:00:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors to the Big Apple will be the first to witness a new public service announcement promoting sexual assault prevention. The 15-second ad, created by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) in conjunction with Neutron Media Inc., is being broadcast on the CBS "Super Screen" in New York's Times Square. The release date coincides with the beginning of this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The PSA supports this year's...

2011-03-28 13:30:00

ENOLA, Pa., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Each day, each of us witnesses a continuum of behaviors that range from being respectful and safe, to sexually abusive and violent. This year's SAAM campaign, It's time ... to get involved, explores common, everyday behaviors and offers individuals viable, responsible ways to intervene. In addition to the month-long campaign, the SAAM "Day of Action," on Tuesday, April 5, will highlight...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'