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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
How to Talk to Parents about Child Sexual Abuse
Webinar
March, 2016

In this training you will learn strategies to talk to parents and caregivers and about a new prevention resource developed by a local CSAP. Many parents already know the basic facts and want more information about how to protect their children. The topics include: healthy sexual development, teaching consent and boundaries, challenging society's messages, watching for signs of abusers, and how to respond if a child has been sexually abused.

Topic
  • CSA Prevention
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
Part 1
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2016

Many young people feel being pressured into having sex or participating in a sexual act before one feels entirely ready is a normal part of growing up; this is especially true if they have received little to no healthy relationship and sex education. However, we know this is a form of sexual violence and advocates working with youth have a unique opportunity to debunk this myth. Every person has complete control over their body and choice with whom and when they decide to hug, kiss, have sex…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • IPSV
  • CSA Prevention
Part 2
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2016

Talking about sexual coercion is part of an advocate’s job, but these conversations do not tend to open up naturally with teens. Many teens will need an advocate who is confident and comfortable creating a space for them to talk openly about their experiences of healthy and unhealthy sex. Educating young people about emergency contraception (EC) is one great way to open these conversations, keep teens safer, and prevent unintended pregnancies. Below are some tips to help every advocate talk…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • IPSV
  • CSA Prevention
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2016

At WCSAP we are always working to support programs. Sometimes that means taking time to stop and recognize the amazing work that’s being done and the strength, compassion, and drive it takes for advocates to provide ongoing services.

Recognizing Staff

Programs are generally really good at recognizing volunteers and contributors but sometimes they lose sight of those providing the services. Taking the time to genuinely show appreciation has proven to increase productivity,…

Topic
  • Supervision
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January, 2016

Racism affects sexual assault survivors and individuals working in the advocacy field, and also creates an oppressive environment that contributes to sexual violence. What does the research say about effective ways to intervene?

Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Bystanders
To Improve Staff Compensation
Webinar
January, 2016

Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding is becoming available for improving staff wages, benefits, and basic FTE’s for domestic violence, sexual assault, and crime victims’ programs that are currently contracted with OCVA and DSHS. Discover tips and ideas on how to think through your plan to improve employee pay and benefits, working with your board or tribal council, and more.

Topic
  • Grants & Finances
Skills for Advocates
Webinar
January, 2016

What are some of the unique considerations in working with trans and gender non-binary youth who have experienced sexual assault? Join this webinar to gain practical skills in working with trans/gender non-binary survivors who are pre-teens and teens. Content will address unique issues and strategies of working with both trans youth from supportive family structures and youth who do not have stable home or school environments. Topics will include: barriers to accessing services, youth-…

Topic
  • LGBTQ
New Possibilities for the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement in Washington State
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January, 2016

Fortunately, there are many tools that advocates throughout Washington State can use and share with one another to address the impact of vicarious trauma. Throughout this issue of "Connections," we will explore what programs are doing to support their staff and how current research can be distilled into practical and easily applicable tools, along with visioning new possibilities for the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement.

Topic
  • Advocacy