Confidentiality & Privilege

WCSAP Webpage
March, 2016

The Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC) has recently released two free resources that should be helpful to community sexual assault program managers:

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Confidentiality & Privilege, Management
When Providing Sexual Assault Advocacy Services to Minors
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April, 2013

Confidentiality is the cornerstone of advocacy. While the basic principles of maintaining respect and privacy apply to survivors of all ages, consent and confidentiality issues become especially important and a bit more complex when the survivor is under the age of 18. By providing some clarity around these complexities, our hope is to ultimately increase minors' access to and utilization of advocacy services. Some of the issues that must be considered when working with minors are:

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Child Sexual Abuse, Confidentiality & Privilege
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November, 2013

This paper is designed to help sexual assault advocacy programs take a fresh look at confidentiality. Formatted as a checklist for easy use, it provides applicable confidentiality policy issues alongside examples of related confidential service provision practices. This checklist can be used by a manager, the whole staff, or the board to assess an agency's policies and practices. WCSAP is also available to work through the checklist with you, whether that's talking through a few issues over…

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Confidentiality & Privilege

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