Advocacy

Aumenta las conversaciones sobre seguridad durante Covid-19
PDF
October, 2020

As families continue to practice safety measures during the pandemic by social distancing, washing hands often, and by wearing a mask; it is also an opportunity to have a conversation with children about healthy boundaries and body safety.

Mientras las familias continúan practicando medidas de seguridad durante la pandemia a través del distanciamiento social, lavándose las manos con frecuencia y usando mascarilla; también es una oportunidad para tener una conversación con los niños…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
An Informational Overview for Advocates
Webinar
October, 2020

Washington State law enforcement officers who regularly conduct adult sexual assault investigations are mandated (by RCW 101.43.272) to attend a 3-day trauma-informed, victim-centered interview training offered by the Criminal Justice Training Commission (https://cjtc.wa.gov/training-education/special-investigations/). In this course, Sexual Assault Investigations – Victim-Centered Engagement and Resiliency Tactics…

Topic
  • Advocacy
Supporting Children During the Era of COVID-19 and Racist Violence
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2020

A pandemic can certainly be a traumatic event in a child's life. Research on natural disasters makes it clear that, compared to adults, children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives1. Black children are more likely than white children to be exposed to frightening or threatening experiences2. Whether or not a child has prior traumatic experiences, COVID-19 and continuous racial violence raise reasonable concerns…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Webinar
September, 2020

In this webinar, presenters Claire Tierney and Wesley Jones of the ARC of King County will teach about:

  • IDD and Autism
  • How trauma presents for autistic people and people with IDD,
  • How to support autistic people and people with IDD with trauma histories, and
  • Community resources that exist to support these populations and providers
Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Disability
Webinar
September, 2020

In this webinar, presenters Claire Tierney and Wesley Jones of the ARC of King County will teach about:

  • IDD and Autism
  • How trauma presents for autistic people and people with IDD,
  • How to support autistic people and people with IDD with trauma histories, and
  • Community resources that exist to support these populations and providers
Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Disability
The Movement to End Sexual Violence (Advocate Core)
Webinar
July, 2020

This recorded webinar is an overview of the history of activism to end sexual violence, the development of rape crisis services, and the shifts of culture toward intolerance of sexual assault. 

Topic
  • Training Tools
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
Webinar
June, 2020

In this workshop, we will cover the basics about the neurobiology of trauma, how trauma stores in the body, and how bodywork can be an important part of ongoing care after the initial crisis. Specifically, we will discuss the “freeze” response: a nearly universal trauma response that saves us in the short term, and can also create long term physical holding and chronic pain. Bodywork can be an incredibly effective modality for addressing the freeze response, healing trauma in general, and…

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