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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…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Brochure
PDF
June, 2022

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

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
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.

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Culturally Specific
  • LGBTQ
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…

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Culturally Specific
  • LGBTQ
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…

Topic
  • 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.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
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…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
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…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Healthy Relationships
FAQ
PDF
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.

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Confidentiality & Privilege
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Best Practices
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…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Culturally Specific
  • Latinx
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.

Topic
  • Disability
  • Anti-Oppression
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 3 of 3
PDF
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
Session 2 Working with Abuse Survivors with Substance Use Issues
Webinar
May, 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.

Topic
  • Disability
  • Anti-Oppression
Navigating the US Immigration System
Webinar
May, 2021

In this training you will learn about the immigration system as it pertains to children. You'll learn about the current practices regarding detaining children at the Southern border and how these children end up living all over Washington state. You'll get a brief overview of the immigration court system in the United States.

Then, we will discuss various visas and other ways that child survivors of violence can obtain lawful status in the United States. Most importantly, we will…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Immigrant & Refugee
Session 1 Working with Abuse Survivors with Mental Health Disabilities
Webinar
May, 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.

Topic
  • Disability
  • Anti-Oppression
Grounding and Anxiety Management with Young Children Series: Part 2 of 3
PDF
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
PDF
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
Webinar
February, 2021

Vicarious trauma is a consequence of working within the field of sexual assault and domestic violence. Research shows that it impacts most practitioners at some point in their careers, yet few organizations have policies in place to prevent or mitigate its negative effects. In this training you will learn about factors that contribute to vicarious trauma, how it can impact staff members, and how to create supportive practices to address the vicarious trauma needs within your organization…

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Supervision
Working with Families
Webinar
December, 2020

Sibling sexual abuse impacts families in multiple ways, and working with parents to manage the impact of this is challenging. This webinar offers education on sibling sexual abuse, the typical systemic response to it, and ideas for how to increase the safety of the victim, who often must remain living with the perpetrator.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Facilitating with Confidence
Webinar
October, 2020

As advocates we help survivors navigate responses to trauma on a daily basis. We are used to working with survivors one-on-one to deal with responses like anger, disassociation, anxiety, fear, guilt, difficulty concentrating, and low self-esteem. However, when these same responses show up in the midst of a support group it can feel challenging.

This 90-minute training will address ways to not only support survivors experiencing trauma responses during group sessions, but to plan for…

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Support Groups
An Informational Overview for Advocates
Webinar
October, 2020

Washington State law enforcement officers who regularly conduct adult sexual assault investigations are mandated (by RCW 101.43.272) to attend a 3-day trauma-informed, victim-centered interview training offered by the Criminal Justice Training Commission (https://cjtc.wa.gov/training-education/special-investigations/). In this course, Sexual Assault Investigations — Victim-Centered Engagement and Resiliency Tactics…

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Criminal Justice Process
Webinar
September, 2020

In this webinar, presenters Claire Tierney and Wesley Jones of the ARC of King County will teach about:

  • IDD and Autism
  • How trauma presents for autistic people and people with IDD,
  • How to support autistic people and people with IDD with trauma histories, and
  • Community resources that exist to support these populations and providers
Topic
  • Disability
  • Trauma
Resource Packet
PDF
June, 2020

Our mental and physical health are interwoven and connected and as such trauma is stored in both our brains and our bodies. Both can be impacted by healing touch. These recourse are created to be shared with survivors. The following packet includes:

  • A guide to recognizing trauma in the body
  • A guide to self care for trauma stored in the body
  • A guide for finding a trauma-informed practitioner of body work
  • A zip file with Instagram (4) and Facebook (4…
Topic
  • Trauma
Webinar
June, 2020

In this workshop, we will cover the basics about the neurobiology of trauma, how trauma stores in the body, and how bodywork can be an important part of ongoing care after the initial crisis. Specifically, we will discuss the “freeze” response: a nearly universal trauma response that saves us in the short term, and can also create long term physical holding and chronic pain. Bodywork can be an incredibly effective modality for addressing the freeze response, healing trauma in general, and…

Topic
  • Trauma
Media Discussion Guide
PDF
January, 2020

In this discussion guide, we examine the Netflix limited series “Unbelievable.” We hope this guide can assist programs in facilitating conversations about the experience of sexual assault survivors interacting with the criminal justice systems and the aftermath of sexual trauma. 

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • SANE & Rape Kits