Created by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Where We Live is a child sexual abuse primary prevention program. In contrast to many child sexual abuse curricula that focus on teaching children to protect themselves and report abuse, Where We Live focuses on engaging parents, adults, and communities to keep children safe, promote healthy child development, and change community norms that contribute to child sexual abuse. During four, two-hour sessions, participants engage in active discussion and practice to build the skills necessary to intervene, ask questions, and talk with their children about boundaries, relationships, and healthy sexuality.
WCSAP has identified this curriculum as a promising approach to the primary prevention of child sexual abuse and worked with several local programs in Washington State to support the implementation of Where We Live in their communities. Two of the facilitators from these pilot sites are collaborating to present this train-the-trainer on Where We Live to others interested in implementing this curriculum. Please join us for an interactive training that will walk participants through each session of the curriculum and provide opportunities for practice!
During this training, participants will:
Traci Cole has worked as a victim advocate for four years at the YWCA Clark County Sexual Assault Program. As an advocate she has led Women’s Survivor groups and support groups for non-offending parents and caregivers. Along with advocacy, she is involved in outreach and prevention. She works in the schools providing the Talking about Touching prevention curriculum to school age and preschool students, and recently completed a pilot program utilizing the In Touch with Teens curriculum with a group of high school students, starting conversations around teen dating violence. After attending the Where We Live train the trainer last year in Federal Way, her program applied and was selected as a Technical Site for the Where We Live grant. During the course of the year she facilitated several sessions of the Where we Live Curriculum in the community. Traci is a proud mom of two amazing young boys and feels strongly about reaching out to parents on topics that can reduce childhood sexual abuse and increase safety for children.
Jessica Johnson has been working in the nonprofit arena since she graduated from Central Washington University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She was raised and continues to live in the rural communities of Eastern Washington. She has experience of connecting people with the limited resources found in Eastern Washington. Jessica was trained in the “Where We Live” curriculum last year and was chosen as a pilot site to deliver the program in her community. She has extensive experience in training professionals, colleagues, volunteers, and clients. She is currently the Executive Director of SAGE formerly the DSV Crisis Center of Chelan and Douglas Counties.
WCSAP is unable to cover the cost of participant travel or accommodations.
Parking is available onsite for free.
WCSAP will not provide any food or beverages for this training. Participants will be given an hour break to get lunch.
This training will count as 6.5 hours ongoing sexual assault training for OCVA sexual assault grantees.
WCSAP makes every effort to ensure accessibility for participants that request them. Please register by the "Registration Closing Date for Attendees Requesting Interpretive Services" to allow time for scheduling interpreters.
There is no registration fee for WCSAP Program, Organizational and Individual Members or OCVA Sexual Assault Contractors.
$75.00 paid in full is required to register. Payment information will be emailed within a week of receipt of registration form. To learn about WCSAP memberships, visit our become-member page www.wcsap.org/join.htm or call Valerie at 360-754-7583, x104.
Confirmations will be e-mailed to participants within a week of receipt of registration form.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 754-7583, ext. 118.