Los Angeles/Palmdale, CA
SAA has been advocating for survivors since 2003.
A Note from SAA Founder Andrew Pari
Welcome to the website for Sexual Assault Awareness. You may have met me at a conference, read my work on Reddit, or be visiting this site for personal reasons. However you got here, thank you for being here and I hope you find something important and unique to take away. I have provided trauma response and treatment of many kinds over the years, largely focusing on healing from the pain of sexual abuse and assault. I provide consultation and training on aspects of sexual violence that most in the field of mental health and legal investigation understand little about.
If you have questions, please contact us through the Contact Us page here on our website.
I believe you.
Andrew Pari, Founder, LCSW
SAA is proud to be a founding member of the new Antelope Valley Start By Believing chapter. The message is simple: when anyone tells you they have been sexually assaulted, begin by listening to them and believing. Join us as we grow this message and campaign in the Antelope Valley and beyond.
For more information or to take the pledge visit: http://www.startbybelieving.org/pledge
Areas of Practice
Sexual Assault Training
We provide training to agencies and professionals who need to improve their knowledge and practices around sexual assault awareness, victim interviewing, CSEC services, sex positivity and other topics. Our training is appropriate for local community services organizations, human services professionals, law enforcement agencies, military bases and more.
Awareness Blog and publicATIONS
To learn more about the work of SAA visit our blog and check out our publications. We are committed to providing historical and accurate information on the topic of sexualized violence and the work being done to prevent further trauma.
Founder Andrew Pari accepts therapeutic clients through a variety of methods, including tele-therapy, group therapy, VOCA clients and in-person sessions. If you are interested therapy please fill out the contact form on our website. Andrew specializes in clients who have experienced sexualized violence, sex industry professionals (sex workers), and other sex-based trauma.
One of the most important issues for survivors of sexualized violence is access to resources. We provide a comprehensive list of providers, hotline, and other resources to help support the survivor community and spread awareness.
Founder Andrew Pari is also available to provide expert testimony on a variety of topics related to sexualized violence. Please contact us for more information.
Raising awareness/consciousness about sexual assault and the shaming stigma that many survivors face is one of the key components of practice for SAA. We participate in advocacy through our blog and participating in online conversations throughout social media, including moderating a forum on Reddit.
Use the form below to contact us about training or treatment.