Advocacy

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
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
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
Creating Survivor-Led Programs for Youth Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Webinar
April, 2018

Using The Firecracker Foundation’s Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Program as an example, this webinar will walk you through the development of a survivor-led, survivor-focused, consent based program offering for teen survivors of sexual trauma. Tashmica will walk you through the personal experiences that inspired the creation of the program, the partnership with Just B Yoga that helped it flourish, the implementation and growth, and the ongoing evaluation process.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Therapy
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2018

For many survivors, coming forward and accessing resources also includes the pursuit of justice. However, personal feelings of justice do not always align with the traditional models of punishment-based responses that are seen as the only pathway to justice. In cases of child sexual abuse these models of justice can be even trickier to navigate due to the complicated contexts and relationships involved.

For these reasons, the framework of Transformative Justice can be helpful in…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Legal Advocacy
Supporting Survivors Through Medical Advocacy
PDF & Printed Materials
March, 2018

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" aim to round out the discussion on medical advocacy to focus on practical ideas and programming for advocacy services, specifically outside of forensic exam accompaniment.

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Medical Advocacy
  • SANE & Rape Kits
Supporting Survivors Through Medical Advocacy
PDF & Printed Materials
March, 2018

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" aim to round out the discussion on medical advocacy to focus on practical ideas and programming for advocacy services, specifically outside of forensic exam accompaniment.

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Medical Advocacy
  • SANE & Rape Kits
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2018

For many survivors, coming forward and accessing resources also includes the pursuit of justice. However, personal feelings of justice do not always align with the traditional models of punishment-based responses that are seen as the only pathway to justice. In cases of child sexual abuse these models of justice can be even trickier to navigate due to the complicated contexts and relationships involved.

For these reasons, the framework of Transformative Justice can be helpful in…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Legal Advocacy
Supporting Survivors Through Medical Advocacy
PDF & Printed Materials
March, 2018

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" aim to round out the discussion on medical advocacy to focus on practical ideas and programming for advocacy services, specifically outside of forensic exam accompaniment.

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Medical Advocacy
  • SANE & Rape Kits
Navigating Survivorship as a Young Adult
Webinar
February, 2018

Youth face unique barriers as survivors, barriers that include adultism, erasure, bad policy and lack of access to support. This webinar will help advocates to look at the​ experience​ young people have of​ trauma in the context of developmental needs, support systems and systemic challenges in order to understand the dynamics that​ impact​ youth survivors. Advocates will be introduced to some guiding internal questions and frameworks to support them in effectively providing advocacy to…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse