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Acquittal
When a jury or court finds the defendant "not guilty," the defendant is "acquitted."
Advocate
Usually someone trained in sexual assault and legal issues who offers support and assistance to sexual assault survivors. An advocate may work for the prosecutor or at a community based agency.
Affidavit
A sworn statement of the facts as you know them to be.
Anonymous
Not named or identified
Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
(2011)
External Website

This book prepares adults for working with young people by providing a theoretical framework for violence prevention work along with exercises in being effective allies to youth. Workshop guidelines and outlines are included for facilitating discussion and sharing around sensitive topics of oppression, the "isms" — racism, sexism, adultism — as well as gender issues, immigration, religion, ability and access.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Root Causes
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A question often posed to us is, "how much do I try to get a child to talk about their sexual abuse?"

We are all operating under the mandate of "do no harm." When working with a child who is not spontaneously engaging in trauma exposure, how do we know when trauma exposure is indicated and how do we go about engaging the child? What about the possibility we may further traumatize, further ingrain trauma responses, or create new trauma pathways? What about colluding with trauma…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma
External Website

This is the religious education companion series to the curricula Our Whole Lives (OWL). The Sexuality and Our Faith series introduces explicitly UU and UCC material to the sexuality education programs in their congregations. Includes a companion book for each age-appropriate volume of OWL.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Culturally Specific
  • Healthy Sexuality
WCSAP Webpage

WCSAP provides technical assistance on nonprofit management and organizational development issues to WCSAP member programs, other allied organizations, and statewide sexual assault coalitions across the nation. WCSAP strives to build the capacity of organizations to operate effectively to prevent sexual violence and to serve all victims. We provide specific technical assistance to help Community Sexual Assault Programs in Washington State to meet the accreditation requirements of the Office…

Topic
  • Management
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The curriculum focuses on both tribal community members and those working with the community as educators, social workers, judges, etc. Appropriate for both native and non-native audiences. Intended to encourage healthy relationships and the identification of sexual and intimate partner violence.

Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Culturally Specific
  • Gender Specific
  • Healthy Relationships
4th Edition
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Unequal Partners includes 50 lesson plans to help adolescents and young adults learn about and explore the dynamics of both healthy and unhealthy relationships.

A trauma-informed perspective helps participants explore sensitive and critical topics, including:

  • communicating about consent,
  • understanding power dynamics,
  • recognizing warning signs,
  • helping a friend, and
  • analyzing media influences.
Topic
  • Curriculums
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
For Advocates
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Please review these organizations' websites and inform yourself about their specific services, to ensure that the referrals you provide to survivors are appropriate. If a survivor you are working with has a legal need that cannot be addressed by these organizations, please contact WCSAP for technical assistance and to connect with other legal service providers and technical assistance providers.

In Washington:

Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
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Help for incarcerated victims in Washington State

Are you an inmate calling from a Washington prison, jail, or work release program or calling on behalf of an inmate?

This is the ONLY number inmates can call that won't be recorded and is guaranteed to be confidential: (855) 210-2087

In Washington State, there is a Sexual Assault Support and Information Line that is operated by an independent agency outside of the Department of Corrections.

Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
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Washington State law includes sex offenses and other related crimes, as well as benefits and protections for victims. The following list is adapted from the Sexual Violence Law Center:

Sex Offenses

Topic
  • Criminal Justice Process