You can always withdraw consent. Whether you initiate or whether you initally consented. You can stop... it's really important for kids to know that they can withdraw consent at any time. And if their partner doesn't respect that, that is sexual assault... Nobody is entitled to somebody else, ever. - Gabrielle Congrave Baggenstoss, Support Within Reach
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Gabrielle Congrave Baggenstoss is a Regional Navigator for Support Within Reach, a sexual violence resource center. In this segment of Area Voices, she discusses the prevalence of sexual assault, what consent is, how to help children grow stronger in their ability to protect their bodies, and much more.
If you or someone you know is struggling with sexual violence, call Support Within Reach at any time 1-800-708-2727.