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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
March, 2015

Some forms of emergency contraception (EC) may not be as effective for heavier women. In particular, research studies have suggested that levonorgestrel (brand names Plan B One-Step® and Take Action™) might not be effective for individuals weighing more than 154 pounds, whereas ulipristal acetate (ella®) may only be effective up to 194 pounds. However, according to the American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC), these conclusions are based on very limited research and on…

Topic
  • Reproductive Health & Justice
  • Reproductive Coercion
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2015

I recently read a comment from a child advocate that speaks to the core of why advocacy is such an important service for young survivors of sexual abuse in our communities: "I've been working for decades now with children who have experienced significant harm. Each of them expected nothing more or less from life than what they'd experienced." Ultimately, our goal in child advocacy is to help young people envision and pursue a life that is more than and different from the trauma they have…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
PDF
March, 2015

The Office of Crime Victim's Advocacy (OCVA) has developed one service standard for prevention work conducted under the Community Sexual Assault Programs Core Services, Marginalized and Native American Communities, and the RPE program. This Primary Prevention Standard outlines the goal of the standard, eligible activities, participants, and the training required for participating staff. This is current for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.

Topic
  • Best Practices
Core Services for Accredited Community Sexual Assault Programs (CSAPs)
PDF
March, 2015
Topic
  • Accreditation
PDF
February, 2015

This resource focuses on resilience and how we can promote it in our everyday advocacy with young survivors and their caregivers. We often talk about the healing process; what we are really referring to is one understanding of resilience: The human capacity to face, overcome, be strengthened by or even transformed by, the adversities of life. In our work, we provide tools and support to empower survivors of all ages to build upon that capacity that already exists. Promoting resilience aligns…

Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • CSA Prevention
Webinar
February, 2015

This training will help advocates learn more about the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner and better understand the sexual assault medical exam. Included will be help in understanding general anatomy, medical findings and forensic evidence collection. Additionally, this training will include information on the collaborative roles of advocates and SANE nurses in the care of sexual assault patients.

Topic
  • SANE & Rape Kits
  • Training Tools
Webinar
January, 2015

This webinar was co-sponsored by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) and WCSAP.

Confidentiality and privilege are key foundations of our advocacy with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. But how does that work when we're served with a subpoena?

Topic
  • Program Provision
PDF
January, 2015

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law in 2003 and in 2012, the Department of Justice standards that govern its implementation in most types of detention facilities were finalized. The purpose of these standards is to tell facilities that are covered under PREA, what they need to do in order to be compliant. A number of these standards relate to a facility's responsibility to provide incarcerated survivors with access to sexual assault advocacy services. It was the…

Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
PDF & Printed Materials
January, 2015

Building on the Practice Guidelines for Working with Pregnant and Parenting Survivors (www.pregnantsurvivors.org), the current guidelines seek to incorporate the skills and knowledge of health care professionals and advocates who provide services to members of Latin@ communities. Gaining a clearer understanding of the complexity of the lived experiences of Latin@ communities begins with recognizing how discrimination based on social inequalities…

Topic
  • Pregnant & Parenting
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Reproductive Coercion
  • Immigrant & Refugee