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Webinar
June, 2017

¿Cómo organizas un grupo de apoyo psicoeducativo para sobrevivientes latin@s de abuso sexual y agresión que aborda sus necesidades únicas y reconoce los efectos de la violencia sexual en sus vidas? ¿Qué pasos prácticos necesita tomar para formar y facilitar estos grupos de apoyo?

Este seminario se centra en los pasos del facilitador y las habilidades necesarias para reclutar con éxito, mantener a los miembros comprometidos, estructurar el grupo para satisfacer las necesidades de sus…

Topic
  • Latinx
  • Support Groups
  • Therapy
For Dynamic Support Groups
Webinar
June, 2017

Each support group comes with its own successes and challenges, starting with the intake and continuing until the last group meeting.  This webinar will address common issues that come up when completing the intake process as well as group dynamics which can be challenging.  We will work through things like: over/under participation in group, group members clashing, no-shows,  group retention, boundary issues, and times when group feels like it might be going off the rails.  Webinar…

Topic
  • Support Groups
PDF
June, 2017

2017 Sexual Violence Prevention Plan

We are pleased to present the "2017 Sexual Violence Prevention Plan," an update to the "2009 Sexual Violence Prevention Plan, Synergies." The period surrounding the development of the 2009 plan was the culmination of a shift in statewide focus away from risk reduction efforts, and toward perpetration reduction. The 2017 plan builds upon that transition. It emphasizes community-driven decision-making and encourages efforts to track and evaluate…

Topic
  • Planning
  • Strategies
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2017

While we do have an emerging evidence base for effective prevention programs, it is still relatively limited and may not be appropriate for the community you are working with. Sometimes we hear that a research evidence-base is the most important factor in programming. However here in Washington State, and many other places too, we also prioritize community specific, community-driven prevention initiatives and these do not always have an evidence-base established. This tip shares resources to…

Topic
  • Best Practices
  • Theory & Concepts
Webinar
April, 2017

Attention to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the U.S. has increased significantly with passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and its subsequent reauthorizations. Understandably, most of the focus of law enforcement, government, media, policy makers, service providers, researchers, and funders has been on commercial sexual exploitation of girls (CSEG).

Commercially sexually exploited boys (CSEB), on the other hand, who may be considered too few…

Topic
  • Male Survivors
  • Trafficking & CSEC
Webinar
March, 2017

In this informational session, participants will gain:

  • Understanding of the methods and types of exploitation.
  • Knowledge of common red flags and risk factors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • Over view of the basic steps of response to CSEC (Reporting & Exit Process)
Topic
  • Trafficking & CSEC
Sex, Desire and Intimacy After Sexual Trauma
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February, 2017

"Making Out Like a Virgin: Sex, Desire, and Intimacy After Sexual Trauma" is a collection of essays by survivors who have experienced many different kinds of sexual violence. This book fills an important gap in literature by and for survivors about healing from sexual violence across the lifespan.

Many of the essays explore the experiences survivors have with their sexuality decades after the assault. The authors write about sexuality from a variety of perspectives including essays…

Topic
  • Healthy Sexuality
WCSAP Webpage
January, 2017

Vision and mission statements are often used interchangeably, but differences do exist. A mission statement describes what an organization or business does and a vision statement describes what an organization or business hopes to achieve as a result of specific actions. Mission statements focus on the present and vision statements look into the future.

Recently rape crisis centers nationally and statewide have been tweaking aspects of their mission, vision, branding, and even agency…

Topic
  • Nonprofit Governance
For Incarcerated Persons & Corrections Staff
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2016

The intent of this presentation is to provide a starting place or a template for your program when responding to requests, typically from corrections agencies, for presentations for staff or incarcerated people about advocacy services. The concept of advocacy may be a new one for corrections staff and for incarcerated people. We have included the key points and best practice approaches to discussing the topic and expect you may customize some aspects of the slides to meet your community’s…

Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
Fight or Flight, Then Freeze
WCSAP Webpage
October, 2016

Often in advocacy we are asked by survivors “why didn’t I fight? Why am I not a fighter?” This information can be useful to share with survivors and help them be able to think more kindly about their body/brain’s reaction to the violence they experienced.

The Amygdala's Role in Stress Response

The brain’s job is to take care of the body. The brain is divided into four key areas: the neocortex/cerebrum, the cerebellum, the limbic system, and the brainstem. Each area focuses…

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Child Sexual Abuse