Understanding Sexual Rights and Sexual Assault in Resident Advocacy



Date of Publication
August, 2015

Three agencies — Disability Rights Washington (DRW), the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP), and Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) — came together as the Alliance to End Sexual Violence in Long-Term Care. Alliance partners created this handbook as a result of their collaboration to develop technical assistance for advocates working with residents of long-term care facilities in Washington State.

 This handbook celebrates the combined strengths of these fields, made even stronger through cooperation and coordinated services. It encourages all advocates working with long-term care residents to expand their knowledge and become more proficient at supporting survivors facing sexual abuse as well as issues related to healthy relationships and sexual expression.

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