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Webinar
February, 2014

This webinar for sexual assault advocates will address problematic sexual behavior among siblings and parental response. Participants will learn about problematic vs. typical sexual behavior among siblings. Presenters will provide education regarding caregiver responses to typical sexual behavior among siblings, as well as interventions and responses to problematic sexual behavior among siblings. Participants will learn about evidence based interventions for children who have been impacted…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Webinar
February, 2014

How do you craft a psychoeducational support group for teen survivors of sexual abuse and assault that addresses their unique needs and acknowledges the effects of sexual violence in their lives? What practical steps do you need to take in forming and facilitating these support groups to keep them securely anchored in the values of our field? This webinar focuses on facilitator-tested steps to use empowerment-based advocacy principles, an anti-oppression framework, and trauma-informed…

Topic
  • Support Groups
Webinar
January, 2014
Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
WCSAP Webpage
January, 2014

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Tweens, teens, and young adults engage in relationships — these can be simple or complex, fulfilling or frustrating, and sometimes dangerous. When working to promote healthy, positive relationships for youth we must create strategies that address physical, emotional, sexual, and digital forms of abuse.

Many preventionists are already doing great social change work in schools. We can amplify our prevention impact by…

Topic
  • Awareness Raising
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Media Literacy & Technology
A New Study
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2013

An unpublished report based on a Department of Justice study titled "Preventing Revictimization in Teen Dating Relationships" has just been released, and contains some thought-provoking results. The study was conducted under the direction of Dr. Anne P. DePrince of the Traumatic Stress Studies Group of the University of Denver. Briefly, they conducted research with high-risk adolescent girls involved in the child welfare system, with the goal of preventing revictimization. They tested two…

Topic
  • CSA Prevention
in WA Department of Corrections facilities
PDF
December, 2013

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) operates a Sexual Assault Support and Information hotline for people who are incarcerated in Washington State Department of Corrections facilities, and need confidential support related to sexual assault. Calls to this hotline are not recorded, and an incarcerated person is not required to enter their identification number to access it. This service is not limited to support for a sexual assault that happened to them, or that happened while they…

Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
Webinar
December, 2013

Join youth from PAINT, a youth leadership program at API Chaya, and the API Chaya youth program coordinator in an interactive discussion around the culture of slut shaming among youth, and the impact this culture has on youth survivors of sexual assault/abuse. We will be exploring this issue through a lens of an anti-oppression framework, considering the ways the movement against slut shaming have and have not been inclusive of marginalized groups. We will be concluding with the question of…

Topic
  • Strategies
Requirement in Washington State
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2013

Are you aware that the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) requires you to have either a

  • safety committee
  • or a regular safety meeting,

depending on the number of employees you have? WAC 296-800-130 clearly identifies this requirement.

If you have 11 or more employees on the same shift in the same location, you must establish a safety committee, which consists of representatives elected by…

Topic
  • Nonprofit Governance
PDF
November, 2013

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) recently had the privilege of working with the Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission, judicial officers, and the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) to develop the first edition of the "Sexual Offense Bench Guide for Judges."

The purpose of a bench guide is to educate judicial officers (judges or commissioners) who decide particular types of cases about the law, and also about the…

Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
PDF
November, 2013

This paper is designed to help sexual assault advocacy programs take a fresh look at confidentiality. Formatted as a checklist for easy use, it provides applicable confidentiality policy issues alongside examples of related confidential service provision practices. This checklist can be used by a manager, the whole staff, or the board to assess an agency's policies and practices. WCSAP is also available to work through the checklist with you, whether that's talking through a few issues over…

Topic
  • Confidentiality & Privilege