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Forum on Sexual Abuse Awareness Set for February

A forum dedicated to raising sexual abuse awareness will be held next month in Arlington. “We Support the Girls: Breaking the Silence to End Child Sexual Abuse Community Event” will take place Feb. 11 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington).

We Support the Girls, a nonprofit organization supporting sexual abuse victims, empowering survivors and advocating for the prevention of abuse, is hosting the event with the goal to raise awareness and promote age appropriate information. There will also be a discussion about Erin’s Law — a law in 28 states that requires public schools to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program — and the effort to have it enacted in Virginia.

February’s We Support the Girls event will be moderated by WUSA’s Peggy Fox and will include special guest, U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer.