Sexual Assault Awareness (SAA) was founded in 2014 by Andrew Pari, LCSW, Diplomate, the nation’s leading authority on the neuro-biological arousal response mechanism (ARM) in sexualized violence. As Founder and Director of Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC, he is a psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience treating survivors, including specialized populations in the sex industries and victims of trafficking.
Currently, SAA provides sexual assault awareness through training of interventionists from the military, law enforcement and CSEC, keynote speeches, and expert testimony. Additionally, SAA is developing a book on arousal mechanisms during rape with formal a research study being conducted in conjunction with Alliant University.SAA also provides private practice individual, distance and group psychotherapy
SAA is dedicated to treating and raising awareness of sexualized violence, through training, research, consultation and individual psycho-therapeutic treatment.
SAA’s vision is to free people from societal shame-based views of sexuality and sexualized violence through awareness of abuse, assault, and systemic dynamics that oppress women throughout the world.
Andrew G. Pari, LCSW, Diplomate
Andrew Pari, LCSW, Diplomate, Founder and Executive Director- Andrew is the nation’s leading authority on the neuro-biological arousal response mechanism (ARM) in sexualized violence. Founder and Director of Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC, he is a psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience treating survivors, including specialized populations in the sex industries and victims of trafficking. He received his Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1992.
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Cal State University, Long Beach
National trainer on sexual assault concepts for forensics and mental health, specializing in “taboo” and under-discussed aspects of sexual assault/abuse.
A national “1000 Experts” Speaker on topics related to sexual assault, PTSD, disaster response. (N.A.S.W.)
May 2018 - “Arousal Response Mechanism in Sexual Abuse and Assault Survivors”
Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault (ICESA); Indianapolis
May 2018 - “From Rape to Rapture: Exploring ‘Rape Kink’ for Survivors”
SexPosCon: Center for Positive Sexuality; Burbank, CA
Apr 2018 - “It Wasn't Rape Because She Came”: The Myth of Arousal in Sexualized Violence
National Conference on Crimes Against Women; Dallas, TX
Mar 2018 - “Does This Mean I Liked It?” Victim Arousal in Sexualized Violence
International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation - Chicago, IL
How to Safely Explore Submission - Rebellious Magazine
After Sexual Assault - Rebellious Magazine
Does This Mean I Wanted It? - CA-NASW News
Oct 28, 2015
Orgasm & Arousal in Sexual Assault - N.A.S.W. Online Blog
Sep 9, 2014
AMAA Reddit Forum