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When Providing Sexual Assault Advocacy Services to Minors
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April, 2013

Confidentiality is the cornerstone of advocacy. While the basic principles of maintaining respect and privacy apply to survivors of all ages, consent and confidentiality issues become especially important and a bit more complex when the survivor is under the age of 18. By providing some clarity around these complexities, our hope is to ultimately increase minors' access to and utilization of advocacy services. Some of the issues that must be considered when working with minors are:

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Child Sexual Abuse, Confidentiality & Privilege
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November, 2013

This paper is designed to help sexual assault advocacy programs take a fresh look at confidentiality. Formatted as a checklist for easy use, it provides applicable confidentiality policy issues alongside examples of related confidential service provision practices. This checklist can be used by a manager, the whole staff, or the board to assess an agency's policies and practices. WCSAP is also available to work through the checklist with you, whether that's talking through a few issues over…

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Confidentiality & Privilege
Webinar
June, 2010

An effective campus response to sexual violence requires a sustained commitment to prevention and a determined response to specific cases when they occur. Both prevention and response efforts are enhanced by a clear understanding of the dynamics of victim response and of offenders’ behavior. This presentation will focus on the behaviors and characteristics of men who commit rapes on college campuses. Understanding offender behavior is a crucial step in shaping effective and appropriately…

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Campus, Strategies
A 12 Session Pyschoeducational Shame-Resilience Curriculum
Recording
January, 2009

Connections engages clients on a cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal level. Clients learn via group and personal exercises, handouts, and reading assignments from Brown's best-selling book "I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power."

  1. Sexual Assault Healing
  2. Perfectionism
  3. Shame
  4. Inadequacy
  5. Power
  • Author: Brown, Brené, Ph.D., .M.S.W
  • Publisher: HAZELDON…
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Guides & Activities, Therapy
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April, 2014

These flags give youth and adults the opportunity to start conversations about consent!

This interactive tool allows people to think about the spectrum of verbal and non-verbal ways consent and non-consent is communicated. Additionally, this activity goes beyond just defining consent and asks participants to apply the concept of complex consent. This process makes them put consent in their own words and terms which in turn makes it more likely to be realistic and therefore applied in…

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Guides & Activities
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2011

We know we want to end sexual violence but what do we want? Well for one, how about healthy sexuality & mutually enjoyable sexual encounters. Teaching skills on consent encourages us to think about ourselves, our partners, & sexual boundaries before sexual violence occurs.

Consent: In-Depth

The sexuality education and support organization Scarleteen provides real resources about teen sexuality. The article…

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Consent
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WCSAP Webpage
September, 2015

Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a form of child sexual abuse. It is sexual activity involving a minor in exchange for something of value, or promise thereof, to the child or another person or persons. The young person is treated as a commercial and sexual object.

Often when schools and communities request a CSEC program this is connected to increased media attention of CSEC or in response to a recent incident. Programming that defines the violence and focuses on…

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Trafficking & CSEC, CSA Prevention
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Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
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July, 2008

A systematic response to intimate partner sexual violence is one that involves all levels of advocacy, legal, and political realms. The articles within this issue illustrate the complexities of IPSV, while painting a picture of that systematic response. By capturing the voices of survivors, advocates and legal leaders in this movement to end violence against women, this "Connections" will inspire you to look beyond traditional paths of service delivery, dig deeper into the root causes of…

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IPSV
PDF
June, 2013

In our work to end sexual violence, we have come to realize we need to do more than just tell people that sexual violence is a problem. We need to help communities build skills to engage in the proactive, positive behaviors we want to see. A great place to start is with a discussion of consent. As preventionists, it's our role to help communities understand and hopefully practice meaningful consent.

The articles in this issue of "PISC" are a starting place for the discussion of…

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Consent
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Book
January, 2009

Updated with latest Violence Against Women Act(VAWA) laws and information on medical, legal and emotional aspects of healing. Reviewed by national experts in the field.

I wish this resource was available when I sought help after being raped.

—A Rape Survivor

  1. Sexual Assault
  • Author: Sugati
  • Publisher: Sugati Publications 2009.
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Therapy

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