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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
The Advocacy Station
PDF
July, 2021

Regardless of who facilitates or coordinates the team, community sexual assault advocates should be actively involved. Advocates’ ability to respond to survivors’ needs is greatly enhanced when they have a consistent and valued presence on the MDT. Defining and clarifying an advocate’s role within the MDT is an ongoing process which helps to ensure that the team has a comprehensive response to sexual assault. This Advocacy Station addresses navigating information sharing and the role of an…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Criminal Justice Process
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
A Prevention Resource Zine
PDF
June, 2021

Over the last year plus, many of us have moved our often in-person prevention services, meetings, and workshops or trainings online. This transition allowed us to stay connected with our communities while prioritizing community care and safety. And, while, here in the United States we have been able to start “opening back up” or convening in-person with one another again, we have learned how important it is to continue providing online services, meetings, and gatherings for our work to truly…

Topic
  • Guides & Activities
  • Program Design
  • Media Literacy & Technology
PDF
June, 2021

This resource explores the nuances and limitations of public health research and data related to risk factors for sexual violence perpetration. Seeking to unpack the systemic oppression that is underneath public health research can provide the context needed to unveil how these conclusions perpetuate white supremacy, classism, and other biases that then inform prevention strategies. This resource is guest authored by Vane Dettakis.

Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Best Practices
  • Theory & Concepts
PDF & Printed Materials
June, 2021

This issue of PISC we're taking a deeper dive into the topic of sexuality and thinking on the community-level.

In past issues we've explored individual-level skills related to consent and sexual health. These are critical building blocks that help create the readiness to ask bigger and bolder questions about what we and our communities need in order to:

  • Change how our friends and families have conversations about sex, gender, and race?
  • Change school &…
Topic
  • Consent
  • Healthy Sexuality
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) in the gatekeeping…
Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Prevention