Advocacy

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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…

Topic
  • 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
PDF
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
Webinar
April, 2017

This webinar will explain the investigations process and why it may look different from a community investigative process. We will discuss line of questioning and interviewing techniques that you may see used as well as the best way that you can support and educate your client about the process. This workshop will help you better understand the investigation process and enhance your skill set regarding PREA advocacy. WCSAP and OCVA will also provide an update of the state's work regarding…

Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
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…

Topic
  • Trafficking & CSEC
PDF
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
March, 2017

In this informational session, participants will gain:

  • Understanding of the methods and types of exploitation.
  • Knowledge of common red flags and risk factors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • Over view of the basic steps of response to CSEC (Reporting & Exit Process)
Topic
  • Trafficking & CSEC
For Incarcerated Persons & Corrections Staff
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2016

The intent of this presentation is to provide a starting place or a template for your program when responding to requests, typically from corrections agencies, for presentations for staff or incarcerated people about advocacy services. The concept of advocacy may be a new one for corrections staff and for incarcerated people. We have included the key points and best practice approaches to discussing the topic and expect you may customize some aspects of the slides to meet your community’s…

Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors