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Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños Jóvenes, Serie: Parte 1 de 3
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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…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Culturally Specific
  • Latinx
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 3 of 3
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June, 2021

Welcome to the third and final part of our series in grounding and anxiety management with young children! For this three-part series we have been focusing on fun and simple activities that you can do with your child to help them better cope with their feelings of frustration and anxiety. This has proven to be especially needed as children (and parents!), have been dealing with the challenges of reduced school times and slow progress on the Pandemic front. Each video resource referenced is…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
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.

Topic
  • Management
  • Grants & Finances
  • Program Provision
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April, 2021

Vicarious Trauma is a term that identifies the emotional residue of exposure that providers have from working with people as they are hearing their trauma stories and becoming witnesses to the pain, fear, and terror that trauma survivors have endured (Perlman & Saakvitne, 1995). It can have a negative impact on a provider both personally and professionally. The impact varies from feeling “burned out” and unmotivated — all the way to feeling a sense of overall hopelessness and pessimism…

Topic
  • Management
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 2 of 3
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April, 2021

Welcome to the second installment in our 3-part series on grounding and anxiety management with young children! In this series we are focusing on simple, fun, and helpful activities that you can teach anyone in your family, including young children, to help them cope with stressors and anxiety. For our second activity, we will be learning how to make a "Worry Box".

Worry Box
Create a fun, bonding experience with your child by teaching them how to cope and deal with worries and…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Training Tools
  • Guides & Activities
  • Awareness Raising
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 1 of 3
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March, 2021

As we continue slogging through the “new normal” dictated by the ongoing pandemic, it is expected and natural that both parents and children are struggling with increased anxiety. This can be made worse by a forced lack of privacy such as, the whole family trying to work from home and/or do online schooling while in one enclosed space. In situations like these, additional tools for support are super useful. We will be focusing on a few coping strategies that are simple enough that even very…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Aumenta las conversaciones sobre seguridad durante Covid-19
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October, 2020

As families continue to practice safety measures during the pandemic by social distancing, washing hands often, and by wearing a mask; it is also an opportunity to have a conversation with children about healthy boundaries and body safety.

Mientras las familias continúan practicando medidas de seguridad durante la pandemia a través del distanciamiento social, lavándose las manos con frecuencia y usando mascarilla; también es una oportunidad para tener una conversación con los niños…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
A Handout on Sexual Assault Crime Victim's Rights
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October, 2020

In Washington State, sexual assault crime victims have certain rights. These are enumerated in the handout which can be downloaded and provided to survivors. 

Go to Spanish version.

Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
Supporting Children During the Era of COVID-19 and Racist Violence
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2020

A pandemic can certainly be a traumatic event in a child's life. Research on natural disasters makes it clear that, compared to adults, children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives1. Black children are more likely than white children to be exposed to frightening or threatening experiences2. Whether or not a child has prior traumatic experiences, COVID-19 and continuous racial violence raise reasonable concerns…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Part 1: Language Matters
WCSAP Webpage
August, 2020

Messaging sexual violence prevention is such an important part of our overall strategy. However, it can be tricky to create a compelling and optimistic pitch for prevention that will reach a broad audience, while also navigating deeply embedded rape myths & victim blaming. That’s why there’s a lot of research about how people hear our messages and what can support greater behavior change. It’s clear that the ways in which we communicate about sexual violence and prevention really matters…

Topic
  • Best Practices
  • Program Design