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Violence Prevention

Rebecca Sturgill is our TAPP/Violence Prevention Coordinator. If you are interested in holding a program via the internet to ensure social distancing practices, please feel free to contact rstrugill@sullivanhealth.org or by phone at 423.279.2871 for information regarding these services.

The Violence Prevention Program focuses on preventing and educating on topics such as sexual assault, rape, bullying, suicide, anger, and bystander intervention. Our goal is to promote healthy relationships for our children, teens, and adults within Sullivan County.

Quick Facts

  • In America someone is sexually assaulted every 2 1/2 minutes
  • One out of every six women in America has been a victim of either an attempted or completed rape at some point in their lifetime
  • One in Five high school girls report being in a physically or sexually abusive relationship
  • 20% of sexual assault victims are male
  • Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
  • Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying

Where to get help if you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship or has been sexually assaulted.

  • Local Sheriff’s Office
  • Hospital Emergency Room
  • Rape Crisis Center 276-466-2312
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE

Join the prevention initiative!

www.protectrespecttn.org

http:/www.learnpsychology.org/now/violence/

The Violence Prevention Coordinator has educational materials available for the community, schools, clubs, and other organizations. For more information on this topic or to schedule a meeting with our Violence Prevention coordinator please contact Rebecca Sturgill at 423-279-2871 or rsturgill@sullivanhealth.org.

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