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Considerations for Remote Employees & Hospital Response
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2020

COVID-19 (a novel coronavirus) is a new respiratory virus. Now that COVID-19 is spreading in Washington state, this can impact our services to survivors and our abilities to stay at full staffing. Although there are many unknowns, here are some considerations for Community Sexual Assault Programs and other providing services in high risk areas.

Telecommuting and Confidentiality:

  • Confidential work space: each program will need to work with advocates to assess their…
Topic
  • Management
  • Planning
Media Discussion Guide
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January, 2020

In this discussion guide, we examine the Netflix limited series “Unbelievable.” We hope this guide can assist programs in facilitating conversations about the experience of sexual assault survivors interacting with the criminal justice systems and the aftermath of sexual trauma. 

Topic
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • SANE & Rape Kits
Statute of Limitations
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2019

After the 2019 legislative session, the Statute of Limitations (SOL) law was updated to eliminate the SOL for specific sexual assault crimes, and modify it for others. This law is not retroactive, meaning sexual assault crimes committed prior to this law’s effective date (July 28, 2019) cannot be prosecuted according to this new law. RCW…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Report to the Legislature (December 1, 2019)
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November, 2019

Passing in the 2019 Legislative Session, HB 1742, the Responsible Teen Communications Act, named the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs as the lead agency tasked with coordinating a workgroup to create recommendations and produce a report to the legislature.

Executive Summary

The prevention of sexual harm, whether in the context of rape or intimate images forwarded without consent, require gendered norms change, empathy building, and comprehensive education on…

Topic
  • Policy
Webinar
October, 2019

The Washington State Patrol implemented Second Substitute House Bill 2530 (2016 Legislative Session), which created Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.43.545, the statewide sexual assault kit tracking system. The tracking system provides sexual assault survivors with the ability to anonymously track the location and status of their Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) from the point of collection through forensic analysis to final storage location and possible destruction.

In this one hour…

Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
  • SANE & Rape Kits
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2019

As managers of Community Sexual Assault Programs (CSAPs) you are aware of the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy accreditation standard (#AC1) that requires: “The agency ensures the cultural competency of its service delivery.”

This standard describes cultural competency as: “the ability of the organization to recognize and respect diverse cultural factors, and the effects of these factors on various communities’ need for and access to its services.”

Something unique to this…

Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Accreditation
  • Planning
Creating Policies and Procedures to Address Potential Data Breaches
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2019

What is Personally Identifying Information (PII)?

In short, PII is any data that could potentially be used to identify a particular person. Examples include a full name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, bank account number, passport number, and email address. But PII also refers to information that can be used to distinguish an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or…

Topic
  • Management
  • Accreditation
  • Planning
Through a Trauma-Informed Approach
Webinar
July, 2019

Description

This webinar is part of a series of "Trauma-informed advocacy with young people" resources and publications. In this webinar, participants will:

  • understand how to incorporate trauma-informed care on a micro, macro, and mezzo level.
  • gain knowledge about the neurobiology of stress, trauma, and regulation strategies.
  • learn how to implement SAMHSA's six guiding principals of trauma-informed care.

Training Hours and Credits…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
PDF
July, 2019

2019 proved to be one of the most successful policy years on record for sexual assault issues in our great state! WCSAP had a robust legislative agenda and worked diligently to push forward key policies that would strengthen responses to sexual violence and advance the rights of survivors. We actively advocated for rape kit reform, the repair of a problematic supreme court ruling about sexual assault protection orders, eliminating/modifying the statute of limitations on sex crimes, revising…

Topic
  • Policy
A Primary Prevention 101 Activity
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June, 2019

This Prevention Discussion and Activity Guide takes a critical look at the "Moving Upstream" analogy, which is often used to explain Primary Prevention. It's an incredibly useful way to explain the rationale behind primary prevention, but it does not comprehensively address the systemic issues that underlie sexual violence. This activity was developed by Collin Veenstra, founder and director of Peer Education Empowerment League in Tacoma, and it provides an alternative approach that…

Topic
  • Guides & Activities