Advocacy

Resource Packet
PDF
June, 2020

Our mental and physical health are interwoven and connected and as such trauma is stored in both our brains and our bodies. Both can be impacted by healing touch. These recourse are created to be shared with survivors. The following packet includes:

  • A guide to recognizing trauma in the body
  • A guide to self care for trauma stored in the body
  • A guide for finding a trauma-informed practitioner of body work
  • A zip file with Instagram (4) and Facebook (…
Topic
  • Advocacy
Some Brief Guidance to Providing Accessible, Safe and Dignified Sexual Assault Services
PDF
June, 2020

This Advocacy Station provides some brief guidance and resources for advocates and therapists to decrease barriers for people with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) through some intentional changes.

Topic
  • Disability
Media Discussion Guide
PDF
January, 2020

In this discussion guide, we examine the Netflix limited series “Unbelievable.” We hope this guide can assist programs in facilitating conversations about the experience of sexual assault survivors interacting with the criminal justice systems and the aftermath of sexual trauma. 

Topic
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • SANE & Rape Kits
Media Discussion Guide
PDF
January, 2020

In this discussion guide, we examine the Netflix limited series “Unbelievable.” We hope this guide can assist programs in facilitating conversations about the experience of sexual assault survivors interacting with the criminal justice systems and the aftermath of sexual trauma. 

Topic
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • SANE & Rape Kits
Statute of Limitations
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2019

After the 2019 legislative session, the Statute of Limitations (SOL) law was updated to eliminate the SOL for specific sexual assault crimes, and modify it for others. This law is not retroactive, meaning sexual assault crimes committed prior to this law’s effective date (July 28, 2019) cannot be prosecuted according to this new law. RCW…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Webinar
October, 2019

The Washington State Patrol implemented Second Substitute House Bill 2530 (2016 Legislative Session), which created Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.43.545, the statewide sexual assault kit tracking system. The tracking system provides sexual assault survivors with the ability to anonymously track the location and status of their Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) from the point of collection through forensic analysis to final storage location and possible destruction.

In this one hour…

Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
  • SANE & Rape Kits
Webinar
October, 2019

The Washington State Patrol implemented Second Substitute House Bill 2530 (2016 Legislative Session), which created Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.43.545, the statewide sexual assault kit tracking system. The tracking system provides sexual assault survivors with the ability to anonymously track the location and status of their Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) from the point of collection through forensic analysis to final storage location and possible destruction.

In this one hour…

Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
  • SANE & Rape Kits
Through a Trauma-Informed Approach
Webinar
July, 2019

Description

This webinar is part of a series of "Trauma-informed advocacy with young people" resources and publications. In this webinar, participants will:

  • understand how to incorporate trauma-informed care on a micro, macro, and mezzo level.
  • gain knowledge about the neurobiology of stress, trauma, and regulation strategies.
  • learn how to implement SAMHSA's six guiding principals of trauma-informed care.

Training Hours and Credits…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
and Practicing Trauma-Informed Advocacy
PDF
June, 2019

As advocates in the field of anti-violence who practice from an anti-oppression lens, we regularly encounter information about the impact of trauma. Increasingly, our advocacy-based counseling is informed by what Science tells us about the ‘neurobiology of trauma.’ This includes information about how trauma manifests and impacts the body and mind. This Advocacy Station examines the effect of trauma with particular focus on how it impacts and manifests in young people and children.…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
with an Anti-Oppressive Lens
PDF
June, 2019

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACEs) is a longitudinal study; a research method in which the data was gathered about ACEs over a long period of time. This study also serves as an ongoing tool for measuring the relationship between early life trauma and later life health and wellbeing. This Advocacy Station explores the survey and research findings of the original Kaiser-CDC study.

We will also examine the ways in which the study has been useful to our understanding of early…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse