Advocacy

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
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
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
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
PDF
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
PDF
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