Rethinking Risk Factors for Perpetration of Sexual Violence
Tuesday, June 29, 2021: 12:00pm – 1:30pm PST
Sexual assault prevention staff, please join us for this interactive and advanced workshop! Not your average webinar, this virtual learning space will draw on collective experiences and expertise and utilize small group discussions. Please come prepared to participate.
The field of sexual violence prevention has embraced the use of public health data about risk factors for perpetration. It is common for programs to reference this list of individual, relationship, community, and societal factors, regardless of what populations the program serves. But whose experience informed this model, and who is benefiting from it?
Together we will look critically at this pervasive and fundamental framework, from its basis in problematic data, to how it perpetuates white supremacy culture and classism. The objective is not only to learn together, but to build a culture within the prevention field that bases itself in anti-oppression.
Who should attend:
This training is designed staff who directly deliver prevention services at community-based sexual assault (or dual SA/DV) programs in Washington State. This event is an advanced prevention training and will not provide an introduction to prevention practices, and therefore may not be the best fit for those primarily engaged in advocacy, therapy, or hotline services. It is recommended that attendees have completed WCSAP's 5-Hour Orientation Course before attending.
This interactive training is limited to 25 participants, please only request to register if you are able to attend and participate. Priority registration will be given to Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) sexual assault services and prevention grantees and WCSAP members. All other registrants will be admitted on a space available basis. Registration is subject to the approval of WCSAP.