Culturally Specific

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Why it is important to listen when children talk
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2022

It is a parent’s job to worry about their children — to ensure all of their needs are taken care of. But there is one need that we don’t always think of — in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and trying to make sure everyone is fed and clothed — and that is the importance of encouraging frequent and thorough communication with and from the children themselves. A key component of discovering, and putting an end to, child sexual abuse is disclosure. Disclosure is when child sexual abuse…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
Brochure
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June, 2022

This brochure is an easy reference to the basics of mandated reporting for Sexual Assault Advocates.

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
Folleto para los cuidadores
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April, 2022
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  • Advocacy
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Latinx
  • Consent
  • Schools & Campus
Brochure
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April, 2022
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  • Schools & Campus
Postcard
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2022


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  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Schools & Campus
Trans-specific ACES: Factors that influence the wellbeing of trans/nonbinary survivors
Webinar
April, 2022

Many of us are familiar with ACEs – Adverse Childhood Experiences – and how they influence the health and wellness of both youth and adults. This webinar will explore and compare ACEs data in the general population with rates many trans/nonbinary people experience. Additional information will examine trans-specific ACEs that layer on extra challenges in childhood that have long-lasting impact throughout the lifespan.

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  • Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Culturally Specific
  • LGBTQ
Tarjeta Postal
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2022


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  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Culturally Specific
  • Latinx
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Schools & Campus
At the confluence of disability and trans identity and survivorship: Supporting resilience and empowerment
Webinar
April, 2022

Trans and nonbinary people experience disproportional rates of sexual victimization and other forms of violence. Trans people also have higher rates of disabilities than the general population. This webinar will examine the relationship between disability, trans identity and experience, and survivorship. Advocates and other providers will gain a broader understanding of the service and healing implications for survivors who live within these intersections. Participants will leave with…

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  • Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Culturally Specific
  • LGBTQ
Part 2: Shifting Our Focus
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2022

Messaging sexual violence prevention is such an important part of our overall strategy, but it can be tricky to create a compelling and hopeful pitch for prevention that will reach a broad audience, while also navigating deeply embedded rape myths & victim blaming.

This the second part in our series on messaging prevention. For this series, we draw from the guidance and toolkits developed in partnership by Raliance and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with the…

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  • Best Practices
  • Program Design
Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños: Parte 3 de 3
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2022

Bienvenidos a la tercera y última parte de nuestra serie en Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños En esta trilogía nos hemos enfocado en actividades simples y divertidas que usted puede hacer con su hij@ para ayudarles a manejar sus frustraciones y ansiedades. Estas actividades se han visto mucho más necesarias en esta época de pandemia, horas escolares reducidas, y eventos mundiales estresantes.

Este segmento se enfoca en ejercicios de respiración que no solo son fáciles a…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
Advocacy Considerations
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2022

We know that sexual violence flourishes in an atmosphere of oppression. When people are not seen as individuals, when their voices go unheard, when their concerns are dismissed, and when their perceptions are swept aside, they are more likely to be victimized and less likely to experience justice. Advocates know that disability does not equal a lack of credibility, that barriers can often be overcome through patience and creativity, and that everyone benefits from an environment of respect…

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  • Disability
Webinar
March, 2022

This webinar is an introduction into the basics of Child Sexual Assault (CSA) Advocacy. Whether you have been working as a CSA advocate for years and are looking for a quick refresher or are a total beginner and these are your first steps into the field - this webinar is the perfect opportunity to dive into CSA Advocacy 101.

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
TA Bulletin
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2022

Working with Businesses 

Programs have been experiencing an increased demand for training, policies, and technical assistance from local employers about workplace violence and harassment. While these issues touch on a lot of the work we do as sexual assault programs, it doesn’t always feel like this is our wheelhouse. This TA Bulletin includes some helpful framing and resources so you have somewhere to start when receiving community requests.

Lean into the aspects you are…

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FAQ
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December, 2021

This Advocacy Station addresses several frequently asked questions in regards to sexual assault advocates and their mandated reporting responsibilities in regards to minors. It also provides guidance on best practice procedures to eliminate issues in regards to over-reporting.

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  • Advocacy
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Confidentiality & Privilege
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Best Practices
Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños Jóvenes, Serie: Parte 2 de 3
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2021

Bienvenidos a la segunda parte de nuestra trilogía sobre la Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños Jóvenes. Nuestro enfoque en esta serie es de modelar actividades que son divertidas, simples, y educativas que usted pueda enseñar a toda su familia - especialmente a sus chiquitines - para poder manejar el estrés y la ansiedad. En esta segunda parte estaremos aprendiendo como hacer una “Caja de Preocupaciones”.

Caja de Preocupaciones
Crea una experiencia divertida y…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Healthy Relationships
Activity for Boards of Directors
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2021

Many board members feel uncomfortable asking for money; however, fundraising is a key leadership role of all board members. This includes deciding fundraising campaigns and setting fundraising goals. The organization's board leadership and staff leaders work together with the full board to define and delineate their role so they are equipped and confident. Start with the basics to help members build their abilities to solicit donations for the agency and tell the story of the good work being…

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  • Management
  • Grants & Finances
  • Planning
(Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion)
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September, 2021

Each year, at minimum, all WCSAP staff read one Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion book that addresses cultural competency, disparities, institutional and/or structural racism, or organizational change as it relates to institutional racism.

As we read these books, we take them one or two chapters at a time, and engage in facilitated discussions with consultant DonYeta Villavaso Madden, so we can dive deep into the concepts and how they apply…

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(Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion)
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September, 2021

WCSAP Rising DREIM Team in an internal initiative to develop, organize, and lead WCSAP's Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (DREI) Initiative goals. The WCSAP Rising DREIM Team works to implement DREIM Team goals within WCSAP, support member agencies in implementing DREIM goals, and support the development of WCSAP as a multicultural and anti-racist entity. Full goals, benchmarks, and processes are outlined in the Charter below.

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Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños Jóvenes, Serie: Parte 1 de 3
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2021

Mientras seguimos avanzando con este “nuevo normal” que nos ha dejado la pandemia, es natural y esperado que ambos niños y padres sientan un aumento en su ansiedad. Esto es frecuentemente empeorado por la falta de privacidad generada por tener a toda la familia en casa- trabajando desde el hogar, o haciendo estudios escolares en línea. En situaciones como estas, es importante tener estrategias adicionales para poder facilitar este nuevo desafío. En esta serie nos estaremos enfocando en…

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  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Culturally Specific
  • Latinx
(Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion)
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September, 2021

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Program (WCSAP) Board of Directors and Leadership delegates authority to the WCSAP Rising DRIEM Team to lead the WCSAP's Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (DREI) Initiative goals. These goals are to end our institutionalized racism and create a community that is enriched by its diverse cultures with full participation by all. The WCSAP Rising DREIM Team works to implement DREIM Team goals within WCSAP, support member agencies in implementing…

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Session 3 Working with Abuse Survivors with Mental Health Disabilities
Webinar
July, 2021

Beyond Labels explores the relationship between domestic and sexual violence, mental health, and substance use. This is a guide for domestic and sexual violence staff seeking to improve their response to survivors who have mental health disabilities and substance use issues related to violence and abuse. It is based on the wisdom of survivors, national leaders in crisis services and trauma recovery, and domestic violence and sexual assault professionals.

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  • Disability
  • Anti-Oppression
Management Tip
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2021

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) funding has a new condition that requires that all staff who are likely to have contact with minors must have fingerprint background checks completed. This requirement stems from new federal requirements impacting pass-through funding sources VOCA and VAWA. Agencies/programs must have the fingerprint background checks completed before any staff or volunteers can provide direct services in which they are likely to interact with minors.

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  • Management
  • Grants & Finances
  • Program Provision