Advocacy Guides

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January, 2004

The purpose of this guide is to help a survivor or guardian of a child survivor understand the advantages and disadvantages of suing the perpetrator or other responsible parties in civil court. It is not legal advice and should not be substituted for the advice of an attorney. Consulting with an attorney can help a survivor determine what laws apply to their situation and what claims they may have against the perpetrator or other parties. This guide was last updated in 2004, so it is also…

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Civil Legal System
In Your Community
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November, 2005

This guide was designed to provide you with practical tools to help you cultivate attorney referrals in your own community. It offers a variety of ideas about how to develop pro bono resources and attorney referrals and some may be more appropriate for your community than others. This guide was developed in 2005 and has not been updated. Although much of the information remains accurate, WCSAP's structure has changed and no longer includes a Legal Services Department. The guide refers to an…

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Legal Advocacy
conjunto de herramientas esenciales para la intercesión
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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…

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Advocacy, Latinx
The Essential Advocacy Toolkit
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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…

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Advocacy
For Advocates & Preventionists
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June, 2016

The purpose of this Activity Guide is to increase comfort and flexibility for advocates working with child survivors of sexual assault and for prevention programs for young children. This guide is not intended to be an exhaustive list of activities or curriculum, rather a starting point to increase capacity to best work with children. The target age group for this installment is 5-12 years old. Every agency needs to be able to provide adequate direct services to all survivors, including…

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CSA Prevention, Guides & Activities

1979 — 2019

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