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June, 2016

The purpose of this resource is to discuss some of the considerations that are unique to advocacy with children between the ages of five-12, and provide concrete examples of what child advocacy may look like in practice. Even children as young as five or six can benefit from working directly with their advocate. When providing advocacy in child sexual abuse cases, a separate advocate can promote the child’s well-being by providing information and support to the non-offending parent or…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Webinar
June, 2016

As sexual assault advocates, we seek to provide thoughtful, client-centered services to a survivor left vulnerable and traumatized after they have experienced sexual violence. But what do you do when the client may feel difficult to work with because of their own personality or background? How do you advocate for a nonresponsive client, a client with cognitive disabilities, or a client who is in constant chaos? In this webinar, we will look at common client scenarios and how to identify and…

Topic
  • Training Tools
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2016

These resources can be used by adults in any role (health care, mental health, education, youth work, and parenting) for promoting a social justice framework with youth. The resources vary from book lists, to discussion guides, to activities.

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance is a subproject by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its goal is “to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.”…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • CSA Prevention
Making the Uniform Guidance Work for Your Nonprofit
Webinar
June, 2016

Learn how your organization can get the maximum benefit from the Uniform Guidance, OMB’s new rules for federal agencies and state and local government pass-throughs that fund nonprofits including sexual assault programs. The new rules define four possible methods for nonprofits to get paid for their essential administrative and overhead costs. This webinar is designed to help each participant evaluate which method will work best for their organization.  The session will include step-by-step…

Topic
  • Grants & Finances
A Guide to Psychoeducational Support Groups for Latin@ Survivors of Sexual Violence
PDF & Printed Materials
June, 2016

The Circle of Hope "Latin@ Support Group Guide" is intended to provide a basic outline for support group facilitators that are seeking to establish or enhance sexual assault support groups for adult Latin@ survivors in Washington State. Recognizing the expertise current facilitators have working with Latin@ survivors and also acknowledging the need for new facilitators to obtain a basic foundation to build upon, this guide provides generalized guidelines for structuring, marketing, and…

Topic
  • Culturally Specific
  • Latinx
  • Support Groups
Enhancing Prevention With Art
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May, 2016

There is a lot of research and support on the arts as a teaching tool and a therapy modality. It is also very often a great platform for awareness projects that give voice to survivors and community activists making statements on social change. All of these uses of art — awareness raising and supporting survivor healing — are important pieces of the puzzle in moving towards ending sexual violence.

This issues of "PISC" seeks to explore how art can be applied in a comprehensive…

Topic
  • Awareness Raising
  • Therapy
Without Inflicting Trauma on Others
WCSAP Webpage
May, 2016

As advocates in the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement, we are all too familiar with the term and impacts of vicarious trauma. How then do we relieve ourselves of the imprints that a survivor’s story leaves on us? An important way of coping with the intensity of the work is to first acknowledge that it WILL affect you.

In an organization plagued with policies and procedures sometimes we forget to implement “practices.” A few practices to consider are:

Topic
  • Supervision
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2016

Washington State has 37 accredited community based advocacy agencies serving each county, as well as many community based by and for community specific advocacy agencies. Some counties also have system based advocacy; many ask why have both and what are the differences? It is crucial for system partners, advocates and communities to understand the importance of the differences, and it is our role as community based sexual assault advocacy agencies to be able to clearly communicate this to…

Topic
  • Program Provision
  • Theory & Concepts
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March, 2016

The 2016 'Best Picture' Academy Award winning film, "Spotlight," delves into the issue of child sexual abuse. With the film's recent publicity it is likely a large audience may choose to see this film. Now is a great opportunity to build on that momentum!

Included in this guide you will find:

  • Considerations for facilitators
  • Summary of the film
  • Key points to highlight
  • Discussion questions

One of the…

Topic
  • CSA Prevention
  • Guides & Activities
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2016

The Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC) has recently released two free resources that should be helpful to community sexual assault program managers:

Topic
  • Supervision