Advocacy

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December, 2017

Bystander intervention strategies have become an important part of sexual assault prevention programs for military and college populations. A new study of students at the United States Naval Academy by Rosenstein and Carroll (2015) examines the effect of rape myth acceptance on the intent to intervene as a bystander. This study is notable for its close look at myths involving both men and women as potential victims of sexual assault, as previous studies have focused only on female rape myths…

Topic
  • Campus
  • Military
  • Bystanders
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December, 2017

Bystander intervention strategies have become an important part of sexual assault prevention programs for military and college populations. A new study of students at the United States Naval Academy by Rosenstein and Carroll (2015) examines the effect of rape myth acceptance on the intent to intervene as a bystander. This study is notable for its close look at myths involving both men and women as potential victims of sexual assault, as previous studies have focused only on female rape myths…

Topic
  • Campus
  • Military
  • Bystanders
To Serve Survivors With Disabilities
Webinar
December, 2017

This webinar will provide an overview of the performance indicators, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive tool to track and improve the capacity of organizations to serve survivors with disabilities. Presenters will discuss how the performance indicator system was developed, what the system measures, and how the system can be used. There will also be an opportunity for questions about how to use the system in your organization

Topic
  • Disability
  • Nonprofit Governance
  • Program Provision
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November, 2017

Sibling child sexual abuse is defined as "sexual behavior between siblings that is not age appropriate, not transitory, and not motivated by developmentally, mutually appropriate curiosity" (Caffaro & Conn-Caffaro). Studies have shown that between 2% (Leder) and 4% (Finkelhor, Hammer, Sedlak) of people have been sexually victimized by a sibling, as the sexual contact involved some degree of forced or coercive activity.

This Advocacy Station is written for community based…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
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November, 2017

Sibling child sexual abuse is defined as "sexual behavior between siblings that is not age appropriate, not transitory, and not motivated by developmentally, mutually appropriate curiosity" (Caffaro & Conn-Caffaro). Studies have shown that between 2% (Leder) and 4% (Finkelhor, Hammer, Sedlak) of people have been sexually victimized by a sibling, as the sexual contact involved some degree of forced or coercive activity.

This Advocacy Station is written for community based…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
With Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2017

In studies of adults who were sexually abused as children, two out of three said they never told anyone about the abuse during childhood (London, Bruck, Ceci & Shuman). Accordingly, we can expect survivors may not seek help until they are adults. As advocates, we should feel prepared to work with adult survivors who may no longer be in an immediate danger of assault and meet these survivors in varied places along the healing spectrum. Here are some considerations in your advocacy with…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
Talking to Youth About Sexual Expression
WCSAP Webpage
August, 2017

Sex and sexuality are important and integral parts of most young people’s lives, and survivors of sexual abuse and assault are no exception. In fact, survivors may find it more necessary to explore their sexual identity and more complex to navigate engaging in sexual activity. This may be due to real, projected, or feared impacts of sexual assault on aspects of sexuality, including sexual identity, sexual relationships, and sexual experiences. As advocates, it’s crucial we provide space for…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • LGBTQ
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June, 2017

Sex and sexuality are important and integral parts of most young people’s lives, and survivors of sexual abuse and assault are no exception. In fact, survivors may find it more necessary to explore their sexual identity and more complex to navigate engaging in sexual activity. This may be due to a real, projected, or feared impacts of sexual assault on aspects of sexuality, including sexual identity, sexual relationships, and sexual experiences. As advocates, it’s crucial we provide space…

Topic
  • Reproductive Health & Justice
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April, 2017

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" are designed to serve as a jumping off point for programs to think about where they might be most effective at partnering with campuses.

Topic
  • Campus
Webinar
April, 2017

Attention to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the U.S. has increased significantly with passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and its subsequent reauthorizations. Understandably, most of the focus of law enforcement, government, media, policy makers, service providers, researchers, and funders has been on commercial sexual exploitation of girls (CSEG). Commercially sexually exploited boys (CSEB), on the other hand, who may be considered too few to be…

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  • Trafficking & CSEC