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The Know Your Peace Public Awareness and Education Campaign

This website was created as part of the Sunrise Primary Prevention Education and Awareness Initiative and is one piece of the Know Your Peace Public Awareness and Education Campaign to create social change by promoting healthy relationships and gender equality.

Why we need peace now.
We need a new way of thinking about violence.  We are not born violent.  Violence happens when violence between people who know each other is tolerated, expected, or we make excuses for it. Read more about these troubled times.

The Know Your Peace Campaign was developed by Sunrise of Pasco Primary Prevention Team with input from teachers and students involved with the Youth Community Action Team Project at Zephyrhills High School and other youth from the surrounding communities. The YCAT project is a school club that was developed to foster a climate of respect amongst students in school, increase awareness of healthy relationships among all students and engages each team member to become an active leader in their community. To find out more about the YCAT and how to start one at your school contact 352-521-3358.

Sunrise of Pasco Inc. is a full service domestic and sexual violence center providing a safe,non-violent place for healing and planning a violence free life for men, women and children. Visit www.sunrise.org or call 352-521-3120, toll free 1-888-668-7273 for more information about Sunrise’s services.

The development of this website and the P.A.R.K. public awareness campaign was supported by funding from the Rape Prevention Education grant provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Florida Department of Health (DOH). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC, or DOH."

The Florida Department of Health Sexual Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is located in the Division of Family Health Services, Bureau of Family & Community Health.  The SVPP is federally funded through grants from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for Sexual Violence Prevention and Education and the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant for Sexual Assault Victim Services. State funding is provided to the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence through The Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund (RCPTF).

The SVPP supports the following activities: primary prevention educational trainings to the general public; operation of hotlines; training programs for professionals; efforts to increase awareness in underserved communities and services to victims of sexual assault through contracted providers.

Contact info for the Florida Department of Health
Sexual Violence Prevention Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # A-13
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1723
Telephone: (850) 245-4455

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Family/svpp/components/index.html

"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth."
John F. Kennedy