Advocacy

Shared Language for Advocacy
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2019

Shared Language

Commercial sexual exploitation of children, or human trafficking, is when a commercial sex act is exchanged for something of value with a minor, and/or when force, fraud, or coercion are present. The legal and cultural language around what we refer to as “commercial sexual exploitation” has evolved over time. We’ve shifted the use of our language to match our current understanding of the power dynamics, legalities, and the lived experience of young people that…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
For Incarcerated Survivors
Webinar
March, 2019
Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
What is My Responsibility?
PDF
February, 2019

This Advocacy Station explores interpersonal strategies and individual approaches to compassion satisfaction and resilience building.

Topic
  • Advocacy
A Recap
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2018

Confidentiality: a Core Value

Children and teens experience power disparity as they navigate a world created by adults, and this socialization is compounded in the powerlessness caused by sexual violence. As advocates practice confidentiality with child and teen survivors of sexual violence, we challenge the inherent power adults have over children and youth. Advocates can constantly check personal bias about children and teens, and avoid assumptions that we know what is best for…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Confidentiality & Privilege
A Recap
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2018

Confidentiality: a Core Value

Children and teens experience power disparity as they navigate a world created by adults, and this socialization is compounded in the powerlessness caused by sexual violence. As advocates practice confidentiality with child and teen survivors of sexual violence, we challenge the inherent power adults have over children and youth. Advocates can constantly check personal bias about children and teens, and avoid assumptions that we know what is best for…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Confidentiality & Privilege
Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
PDF
November, 2018

From the earliest days of America to today, African American women have been at the forefront of movements against sexual violence and rape. The Dark End of the Street is an essential history of sexual violence and the Movement against it in the United States. This book places the Anti-Sexual Assault Movement within the Civil Rights and Abolitionist Movements and centers the work and victimization of African American women. This book is essential reading for those working in the current…

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Training Tools
  • Anti-Oppression
  • African Americans
Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
PDF
November, 2018

From the earliest days of America to today, African American women have been at the forefront of movements against sexual violence and rape. The Dark End of the Street is an essential history of sexual violence and the Movement against it in the United States. This book places the Anti-Sexual Assault Movement within the Civil Rights and Abolitionist Movements and centers the work and victimization of African American women. This book is essential reading for those working in the current…

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Training Tools
  • Anti-Oppression
  • African Americans
Considerations for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2018

Therapists can be a critical component of a child's support system and healing process following abuse. However, many children are reluctant to participate in counseling because they don't want to talk about what happened or they may believe that going to therapy means something is wrong with them. While there are significant areas of overlap between a therapist and an advocate, it is because of their differences that they are both important members of a child's professional team after a…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Therapy
conjunto de herramientas esenciales para la intercesión
PDF & Printed Materials
May, 2018

Una colección de recursos sobre trauma y actividades basadas en fortalezas para intercesoras que apoyan a adultos sobrevivientes de violencia sexual.

Las intercesoras son personas poderosas. Estar presente, escuchar y validar son algunas de las habilidades más útiles que poseen las intercesoras que los sobrevivientes probablemente no consigan en otro lugar. Aun así, puede parecer que no es suficiente. Esta guía busca proporcionar herramientas prácticas, actividades y recursos para…

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Latinx
The Essential Advocacy Toolkit
PDF & Printed Materials
May, 2018

A collection of trauma-informed resources & strengths-based activities for advocates supporting adult survivors of sexual violence.

Advocates are powerful people. Being present, listening, and validating are some of the most helpful skills advocates have that survivors are not likely to get elsewhere. Still, it may not feel like enough. This guide is intended to provide practical tools, activities, and resources to assist you in your work with survivors of sexual violence— to…

Topic
  • Advocacy