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Tips & Tricks for Creatively Collecting Process Data
Webinar
October, 2016

This webinar will examine the process of community-based planning and mobilization that produces rich data that can be weaved into a community’s prevention story. Preventionists, especially those working with diverse and underserved communities, need access to creative methods of collecting, analyzing, and reporting data. It can often be a struggle to use traditional evaluation methods in ways that maintain the spirit of the community voices and adequately account for issues of cultural and…

Topic
  • Program Design
Fight or Flight, Then Freeze
WCSAP Webpage
October, 2016

Often in advocacy we are asked by survivors “why didn’t I fight? Why am I not a fighter?” This information can be useful to share with survivors and help them be able to think more kindly about their body/brain’s reaction to the violence they experienced.

The Amygdala's Role in Stress Response

The brain’s job is to take care of the body. The brain is divided into four key areas: the neocortex/cerebrum, the cerebellum, the limbic system, and the brainstem. Each area focuses…

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Child Sexual Abuse
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2016

We can deliver our prevention messages about healthy sexuality to many audiences but one of the most common is to youth in schools. When taking this approach there are a few things to consider — What guidelines are out there to guide the work? How do we get buy-in from schools? What tools will you use?

The Healthy Youth Act

In Washington State we are fortunate to have a few tricks up our sleeves when it comes to promoting healthy sexuality. Public schools that choose to…

Topic
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Schools & Campus
Webinar
September, 2016

Join this webinar to learn more about an easy to use new tool: "Youth Activity Guide for Advocates & Preventionists" which provides practical activities and lessons to use with kids ages 5-12. This webinar will give fresh ideas to incorporate into your advocacy services or prevention projects with children.

We will expand on how to use the Activity Guide to increase capacity for child advocacy…

Topic
  • CSA Prevention
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2016

Zootopia

The purpose of this tip is to help begin social justice conversations with kids (ages 10+) in the context of the film “Zootopia”. Often when looking for teaching tools to discuss social justice and violence, we go to educationally produced media. While these are often more intentional with their message, there is also a lot to be gained from utilizing pop-culture media. Although the film Zootopia remains true to the standard storytelling of Disney with the purpose of a feel good entertaining…

Topic
  • CSA Prevention
For Providers of Sexual Abuse/Assault Victim Core Services
PDF
August, 2016
Topic
  • Accreditation
With Considerations for Children, Teens, and Families
PDF & Printed Materials
July, 2016

Advocates and therapists have important roles in promoting the healing of survivors of childhood and teen sexual abuse, as well as survivors' nonoffending family members. When we work together, we can develop strong partnerships that ensure survivors have therapy options that are relevant to their needs. This offers survivors and their families a continuum of care that can help ease, and possibly hasten, the path of healing.

This booklet was developed for advocates and aims to…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Therapy
PDF
June, 2016

Campus sexual assault is an increasing focus area in the media, legislature and in communities across the nation. Sexual assault programs throughout Washington State are well-situated to share their expertise, as communities work to build a survivor-centered campus response. Many programs are prioritizing work in this area because the increased focus means there is increased momentum in their communities to address campus sexual violence. This year WCSAP conducted a survey to learn what is…

Topic
  • Campus
  • Schools & Campus
Tips for Coaches
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2016

Many of us have heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” Often parents are not the only people educating youth. Given the significant role that sports play for many young people and communities, coaches are in a position to greatly impact young athletes and shape community norms.

As preventionists, we can build partnerships with coaches by giving them the skills they need to positively shape their team culture. Try using these easy talking points to make the connection…

Topic
  • Schools & Campus
For Advocates & Preventionists
PDF
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,…

Topic
  • CSA Prevention
  • Guides & Activities