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Trans-specific ACES: Factors that influence the wellbeing of trans/nonbinary survivors
Webinar
April, 2022

Many of us are familiar with ACEs – Adverse Childhood Experiences – and how they influence the health and wellness of both youth and adults. This webinar will explore and compare ACEs data in the general population with rates many trans/nonbinary people experience. Additional information will examine trans-specific ACEs that layer on extra challenges in childhood that have long-lasting impact throughout the lifespan.

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Culturally Specific
  • LGBTQ
At the confluence of disability and trans identity and survivorship: Supporting resilience and empowerment
Webinar
April, 2022

Trans and nonbinary people experience disproportional rates of sexual victimization and other forms of violence. Trans people also have higher rates of disabilities than the general population. This webinar will examine the relationship between disability, trans identity and experience, and survivorship. Advocates and other providers will gain a broader understanding of the service and healing implications for survivors who live within these intersections. Participants will leave with…

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Culturally Specific
  • LGBTQ
Part 2: Shifting Our Focus
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2022

Messaging sexual violence prevention is such an important part of our overall strategy, but it can be tricky to create a compelling and hopeful pitch for prevention that will reach a broad audience, while also navigating deeply embedded rape myths & victim blaming.

This the second part in our series on messaging prevention. For this series, we draw from the guidance and toolkits developed in partnership by Raliance and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with the…

Topic
  • Best Practices
  • Program Design
Advocacy Considerations
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2022

We know that sexual violence flourishes in an atmosphere of oppression. When people are not seen as individuals, when their voices go unheard, when their concerns are dismissed, and when their perceptions are swept aside, they are more likely to be victimized and less likely to experience justice. Advocates know that disability does not equal a lack of credibility, that barriers can often be overcome through patience and creativity, and that everyone benefits from an environment of respect…

Topic
  • Disability
TA Bulletin
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2022

Working with Businesses 

Programs have been experiencing an increased demand for training, policies, and technical assistance from local employers about workplace violence and harassment. While these issues touch on a lot of the work we do as sexual assault programs, it doesn’t always feel like this is our wheelhouse. This TA Bulletin includes some helpful framing and resources so you have somewhere to start when receiving community requests.

Lean into the aspects you are…

Topic
  • Criminal Justice Process
FAQ
PDF
December, 2021

This Advocacy Station addresses several frequently asked questions in regards to sexual assault advocates and their mandated reporting responsibilities in regards to minors. It also provides guidance on best practice procedures to eliminate issues in regards to over-reporting.

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Confidentiality & Privilege
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Best Practices
Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños Jóvenes, Serie: Parte 2 de 3
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2021

Bienvenidos a la segunda parte de nuestra trilogía sobre la Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños Jóvenes. Nuestro enfoque en esta serie es de modelar actividades que son divertidas, simples, y educativas que usted pueda enseñar a toda su familia - especialmente a sus chiquitines - para poder manejar el estrés y la ansiedad. En esta segunda parte estaremos aprendiendo como hacer una “Caja de Preocupaciones”.

Caja de Preocupaciones
Crea una experiencia divertida y…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Healthy Relationships
Activity for Boards of Directors
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2021

Many board members feel uncomfortable asking for money; however, fundraising is a key leadership role of all board members. This includes deciding fundraising campaigns and setting fundraising goals. The organization's board leadership and staff leaders work together with the full board to define and delineate their role so they are equipped and confident. Start with the basics to help members build their abilities to solicit donations for the agency and tell the story of the good work being…

Topic
  • Management
  • Grants & Finances
  • Planning
Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños Jóvenes, Serie: Parte 1 de 3
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2021

Mientras seguimos avanzando con este “nuevo normal” que nos ha dejado la pandemia, es natural y esperado que ambos niños y padres sientan un aumento en su ansiedad. Esto es frecuentemente empeorado por la falta de privacidad generada por tener a toda la familia en casa- trabajando desde el hogar, o haciendo estudios escolares en línea. En situaciones como estas, es importante tener estrategias adicionales para poder facilitar este nuevo desafío. En esta serie nos estaremos enfocando en…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Culturally Specific
  • Latinx
Session 3 Working with Abuse Survivors with Mental Health Disabilities
Webinar
July, 2021

Beyond Labels explores the relationship between domestic and sexual violence, mental health, and substance use. This is a guide for domestic and sexual violence staff seeking to improve their response to survivors who have mental health disabilities and substance use issues related to violence and abuse. It is based on the wisdom of survivors, national leaders in crisis services and trauma recovery, and domestic violence and sexual assault professionals.

Topic
  • Disability
  • Anti-Oppression
Management Tip
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2021

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) funding has a new condition that requires that all staff who are likely to have contact with minors must have fingerprint background checks completed. This requirement stems from new federal requirements impacting pass-through funding sources VOCA and VAWA. Agencies/programs must have the fingerprint background checks completed before any staff or volunteers can provide direct services in which they are likely to interact with minors.

Topic
  • Management
  • Grants & Finances
  • Program Provision
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 3 of 3
PDF
June, 2021

Welcome to the third and final part of our series in grounding and anxiety management with young children! For this three-part series we have been focusing on fun and simple activities that you can do with your child to help them better cope with their feelings of frustration and anxiety. This has proven to be especially needed as children (and parents!), have been dealing with the challenges of reduced school times and slow progress on the Pandemic front. Each video resource referenced is…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
An Historical Practice
Webinar
May, 2021

Socialized gatekeeping explores the role gatekeeping has served in reinforcing oppression strategies. This workshop provides participants the opportunity to have a foundational understanding of the gatekeeping process, its key components and the many ways the machine work to secure those gated in and gated out of opportunity. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define the gatekeeping mechanisms
  • Identify their existing role(s…
Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Prevention
Engaging LGBTQ+ communities in creative primary violence prevention projects
Webinar
May, 2021

Utilizing creative and concrete tools in this fun and interactive workshop by Queery, participants can enhance their school-based and organizational primary violence prevention projects. Although Queery's art-based education programs are designed by and for the LGBTQ+ BIPOC communities, the underlying concepts can be used across a variety of violence prevention platforms.

Queery's name comes from the combination of the sociological critical lens called "Queer Theory. " Queer theories…

Topic
  • LGBTQ
  • Prevention
  • Culturally Specific
Navigating the US Immigration System
Webinar
May, 2021

In this training you will learn about the immigration system as it pertains to children. You'll learn about the current practices regarding detaining children at the Southern border and how these children end up living all over Washington state. You'll get a brief overview of the immigration court system in the United States.

Then, we will discuss various visas and other ways that child survivors of violence can obtain lawful status in the United States. Most importantly, we will…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Immigrant & Refugee
Grassroots organizing, healing, and recess
Webinar
May, 2021

First in WCSAP's 2021 Keynote Series, Theda New Breast from the Native Wellness Institute, gives her talk on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2Spirit Awareness Day. She discusses grassroots organizing, healing work, and self-care "recess".

Topic
  • Native Americans
Session 1 Working with Abuse Survivors with Mental Health Disabilities
Webinar
May, 2021

Beyond Labels explores the relationship between domestic and sexual violence, mental health, and substance use. This is a guide for domestic and sexual violence staff seeking to improve their response to survivors who have mental health disabilities and substance use issues related to violence and abuse. It is based on the wisdom of survivors, national leaders in crisis services and trauma recovery, and domestic violence and sexual assault professionals.

Topic
  • Disability
  • Anti-Oppression
Sex Positivity as Sexual Violence Prevention
Webinar
May, 2021

This workshop brings a sex-positive lens to prevention, shifting the goal from consensual transactions to pleasurable play. ­­We will explore mainstream sexual norms — from “foreplay” to fake orgasms — and how they perpetuate a sex-negative, rape culture. In an effort to envision beyond more than simply consent, we will also discuss sexual liberation, lessons learned from BDSM, and what happens when we make good sex our ultimate goal.

Topic
  • Prevention
  • Consent
  • Healthy Sexuality
Session 2 Working with Abuse Survivors with Substance Use Issues
Webinar
May, 2021

Beyond Labels explores the relationship between domestic and sexual violence, mental health, and substance use. This is a guide for domestic and sexual violence staff seeking to improve their response to survivors who have mental health disabilities and substance use issues related to violence and abuse. It is based on the wisdom of survivors, national leaders in crisis services and trauma recovery, and domestic violence and sexual assault professionals.

Topic
  • Disability
  • Anti-Oppression
Supporting Equitable Service Provision (for Management)
Webinar
May, 2021

This training will provide program leaders with a deeper dive into inequitable service provision and how it shows up in programs, negatively impacts all staff, and interrupts safety and security for survivors of color and other marginalized communities. Participants will also be provided with culturally relevant approaches and strategies that support racial equity in hiring policies, programs, and partnerships.

Zoe also delivered a similar training that is specifically designed for…

Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Management
  • Program Provision
  • Supervision
Supporting Equitable Service Provision (for Advocates)
Webinar
May, 2021

Ensuring safety and security for all survivors requires an organizational and personal commitment to racial justice, healing, and repair. This dynamic workshop will explore the ways inequitable service provision shows up in programs, negatively impacts all staff, and interrupts safety and security for survivors of color and other marginalized communities.

Zoe also delivered a similar training that is specifically designed for those in management roles. You can view that…

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 2 of 3
PDF
April, 2021

Welcome to the second installment in our 3-part series on grounding and anxiety management with young children! In this series we are focusing on simple, fun, and helpful activities that you can teach anyone in your family, including young children, to help them cope with stressors and anxiety. For our second activity, we will be learning how to make a "Worry Box".

Worry Box
Create a fun, bonding experience with your child by teaching them how to cope and deal with worries and…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Training Tools
  • Guides & Activities
  • Awareness Raising
An exploration into liberation-based healing
Webinar
April, 2021

Colonialism and coloniality imposed a way of organizing relations of production, cosmologies, ways of knowing and being in which individuals, families and communities adapted and transformed adversity. Sexual violence was central to the process of mestizaje that took place in Central, South and the Southern U. S. and created more complex categories of oppression.

In this workshop, I discuss the meanings and impacts of sexual violence in reorganizing power, gender, class, race and…

Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
In Their Own Words
PDF & Printed Materials
April, 2021

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" center First Peoples' healing work to address sexual violence and survive colonization.

Topic
  • Native Americans
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 1 of 3
PDF
March, 2021

As we continue slogging through the “new normal” dictated by the ongoing pandemic, it is expected and natural that both parents and children are struggling with increased anxiety. This can be made worse by a forced lack of privacy such as, the whole family trying to work from home and/or do online schooling while in one enclosed space. In situations like these, additional tools for support are super useful. We will be focusing on a few coping strategies that are simple enough that even very…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse