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The Girls' Story
PDF
August, 2015

…Sexual abuse is one of the primary predictors of girls’ entry into the juvenile justice system.

This report lays out three main entry points into the juvenile justice system for girls who have experienced child sexual abuse, and provides practical suggestions for dismantling the pipeline and advocating for policy changes.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Incarcerated Survivors
for Sexual Assault Advocates
Webinar
August, 2015

This training is intended for trained and experienced sexual assault advocates. It explores the roles and responsibilities of hotline sexual assault advocates with two or more years of experience. Participants will explore the unique needs of survivors and address the specific challenges that may arise when advocating. Through sensitive, intentional and informed interventions, advocates will be equipped to offer survivors resources, options and crisis intervention, supporting their healing…

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  • Training Tools
PDF
August, 2015

Three agencies — Disability Rights Washington (DRW), the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP), and Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) — came together as the Alliance to End Sexual Violence in Long-Term Care. Alliance partners created this handbook as a result of their collaboration to develop technical assistance for advocates working with residents of long-term care facilities in Washington State. This handbook celebrates the combined strengths of…

Topic
  • Advocacy
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2015

This tip is about consent-now I know you might be thinking, again? But hear me out.

Yes, consent is a fairly common topic area in sexual assault prevention, and there are good reasons for that. Far too often though we come up with reasons why we CANNOT teach consent. Things like the kids I'm working with are too young for that, or the school doesn't let us talk about sex. And this is why this Tip is about consent... without sex.

It's About So Much More

A recent…

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  • Consent
PDF
June, 2015

Advocates come from all walks of life and advocate for a variety of purposes; but the purpose of these training materials is to provide information and support for advocates who work with residents of long-term care, specifically, long-term care ombuds, sexual assault program advocates, or disability advocates. Building advocacy where disability, sexual violence and long-term care meet is nuanced and important. The intention of this booklet is to assist in the development of effective…

Topic
  • Disability
  • Training Tools
  • Best Practices
PDF
June, 2015

Over the last two years, significant progress has been made around the primary prevention of child sexual abuse in Washington State. WCSAP is excited to provide an update on the work happening at the coalition and at the local community sexual assault programs who are leading the way in our efforts to engage parents, caregivers, and communities in protecting children and changing social norms that contribute to child sexual abuse.

In each report, we share information about the pilot…

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  • CSA Prevention
PDF
June, 2015

Sexual assault advocates are frequently asked, “But what about false allegations? Don’t they happen all the time?” It is helpful to be able to refer to the research on this topic, and to sort out the issues involved.

Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
PDF
June, 2015

A few years ago my coworker and I started having those kinds of conversations that make you excited and confused at the same time. We spun around in circles conceptualizing: what would child sexual abuse primary prevention really look like? Existing tools and resources we knew of fell short of a truly primary prevention approach — they tended to put the burden of protection on children, were aimed at early detection skills and general awareness raising, or were a one-time presentation. We…

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  • CSA Prevention
Visioning for the Shift in Washington State
Webinar
April, 2015

Around the nation, and now in Washington State, there has been a push for more comprehensive prevention efforts by providing saturated resources. This model allows for more robust staff and agency time and resources to invest in prevention. With this shift there may be questions about how to design this type of comprehensive prevention programming on the ground.

This webinar will provide an overview of the guidance within our state and share stories from other states about local…

Topic
  • Program Provision
PDF
April, 2015

Researcher Ann Hellman recently undertook an extensive search of the literature about adult women’s recovery from sexual assault. Her primary purpose was to identify gaps to guide future studies, but she was able to summarize what we do know from peer-reviewed research published between 2003 and 2014 that focused specifically on adult women survivors.

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  • Advocacy