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Contact: Dr. TaMara Griffin
Phone: 810-447-0575
tamara@drtamaragriffin.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. TaMara Griffin unveils Project Create S.A.F.E. {Sexual Assault Free Environments}
A new project aimed at reducing campus sexual violence

FLINT, M.I. (July 17, 2014) – Did you know that:

  • 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted while in college.
  • 63% of men who have admitted to committing an assault said that they have committed an average of six attacks each.
  • 1 in 71 men have been raped during their life time.
  • Repeat victimization occurs in 1/3 of women who have been sexually assaulted.
  • Individuals with disabilities, undocumented citizen, and members of the LGBTQAI communities, homeless and individuals with varying social identities are at greater risk for sexual assaults.

Sexual violence on college campuses has become such a huge problem that in January, 2014, TheWhite House developed a task force to address the issue. In, April, 2014, The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault identified four (4) key action areas to help assist colleges and universities with creating safer environments. The four (4) key areas include: 1) Better reporting, 2) Better prevention, 3) Better response to sexual assault when it occurs, and 4) More transparent federal enforcement. Unfortunately, many colleges and universities are not equipped or prepared to deal with the fallout of campus sexual violence, as a results often times the assault goes under or unreported.

As an advocate for sexual health, I have become involved in creating a positive solution to reducing campus sexual violence; one that includes an overall cultural shift that changes societal norms that condones and promotes sexual violence. “Not only do I understand the importance of providing women the knowledge and skills to reduce their risk for sexual violence but I also understand the importance of gaining the support of men and including them in the efforts of reducing sexual violence. Focusing on addressing and redefining masculinity will help to reframe sexuality and create a culture of acceptance and healthy sex positive norms in a culture where overt sexual behaviors with undertones of sexual violence have been permissive and even accepted.”  Dr. TaMara Griffin

Project Create SAFE will help colleges and universities maintain federal compliance and address the issue of campus sexual violence by developing and implementing programs that: 1) create an environment of safety and non-tolerance; 2) institutionalize change by creating a culture of healthy sexuality; 3) provides ongoing support to survivors and their families and 4) offers healthy sexuality educational workshops and trainings to  community organizations that offer services to students on college and university campuses.

Please join in the movement and/or donate to the Project Create SAFE Campaign! Your contribution to will enable us to provide services at a discounted cost to individuals, communities and organizations that may not other wise be able to afford services. Donations can be made by visiting www.gofundme.com/createsafe.

If you are interested in learning more about Project Create SAFE, or if you would like information for your university campus or organization please contact Dr. TaMara Griffin, Project Director at (810) 447-0575 or email tamara@drtamaragriffin.com. You may also visit our website at www.drtamaragriffin.com or www.projectcreatesafe.com.

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