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WCSAP Webpage
December, 2015

People with disabilities can and do have sex. But because of myths perpetuated by an ableist society, many children with disabilities are being systematically left behind in receiving education regarding healthy sexuality.

Children with disabilities experience sexual abuse at rates greater than children without. This is primarily due to unique risk factors (e.g. isolated settings with caregivers and attendants) and the lack of systems providing sex and healthy relationship education…

Child Sexual Abuse, Disability
February, 2012

This presentation is designed for sexual assault advocates who work with caregivers of children with a history of sexual abuse and who may be exhibiting sexual behavior problems.  The presentation will include information regarding typical sexual development, as well as how to distinguish typical sexual behavior from problematic sexual behavior for children ages 12 and younger.  Common misconceptions about children with sexual behavior problems will be dispelled.  This presentation will…

Child Sexual Abuse
Causing Pain: Real Stories of Dating Abuse and Violence
January, 2008

This package from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Choose Respect Campaign contains a DVD of two video programs and materials CD, with a Choose Respect discussion guide, PowerPoint slides, and appendices. These activities will motivate participants to come up with ways to promote healthy and respectful relationships in their community.

  1. Sexual Harassment
  2. Curriculum
  3. Youth
  4. Prevention
  5. Dating Violence
  6. Social…
Guides & Activities, Healthy Relationships
A Guide for Conducting Effective Psychoeducational Support Groups, Second Edition 2014
PDF & Hard Copy
June, 2014

A particularly successful method of working with survivors of sexual assault and trauma is by bringing survivors together in groups. Groups are an effective tool in providing support, validation, connection, healing, empathy, and giving hope. At the core of all sexual assault is disempowerment and disconnection. To assist in recovery, empowerment and connection is key.

It is amazing to witness the transformation that many survivors make because of these groups — because they realize…

Support Groups
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2017

Recently, WCSAP worked with a facilitator on clarifying our organizational values. It occurred to us that, as an organization, we may have been working under similarly understood implicit values of a Movement but had not, in recent years, explicitly stated our organizational values. Like us, you too, may wish to enrich your agency by identifying, revisiting, and discussing values with your board and staff.

Why identify organizational values?

Organizational values…

Nonprofit Governance, Planning
Native American—Indian Communities
January, 2008

Club Native is a candid and deeply moving look at the pain, confusion and frustration suffered by many First Nations people as they struggle for the most important right of all: the right to belong on the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake.

  1. Native American—Indian Communities
  • Author: Deer, Tracy
  • Publisher: Women Make Movies, 2008
Native Americans, Anti-Oppression
(Updated in 2017)
External Website

Program designed by Futures Without Violence (FWV) to target adolescent athletes. Coaches learn to address issues of respect and gender equality, with a bystander intervention piece, as well.

Curriculums, Bystanders, Gender Specific
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2011

Sexual assault program managers are drawn to the coaching model of supervision because it is in line with the values we have in our field. The coaching approach is attractive because:

  • it is strengths-based
  • it is based on respect for staff members
  • it encourages professional growth and development

When we coach, we listen more than we talk, we facilitate rather than control, and we work with staff members to come up with solutions that are a good…

April, 2017

Attention to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the U.S. has increased significantly with passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and its subsequent reauthorizations. Understandably, most of the focus of law enforcement, government, media, policy makers, service providers, researchers, and funders has been on commercial sexual exploitation of girls (CSEG). Commercially sexually exploited boys (CSEB), on the other hand, who may be considered too few to be…

Trafficking & CSEC
March, 2017

In this informational session, participants will gain:

  • Understanding of the methods and types of exploitation.
  • Knowledge of common red flags and risk factors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • Over view of the basic steps of response to CSEC (Reporting & Exit Process)
Trafficking & CSEC

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