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WCSAP Webpage
March, 2018

For many survivors, coming forward and accessing resources also includes the pursuit of justice. However, personal feelings of justice do not always align with the traditional models of punishment-based responses that are seen as the only pathway to justice. In cases of child sexual abuse these models of justice can be even trickier to navigate due to the complicated contexts and relationships involved.

For these reasons, the framework of Transformative Justice can be helpful in…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Legal Advocacy
For Supporting Sexual Assault Services
Webinar
March, 2018

Often, our policies do not adequately recognize the distinct needs of survivors of sexual violence or value long-term emotional safety and ongoing emotional support. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for supporting strong sexual assault services through regular review and revision of policies, procedures, staff structures, and agency forms. While also building staff resiliency, employing a problem-solving stance and bringing to the surface differences and encouraging the…

Topic
  • Program Provision
Supporting Survivors Through Medical Advocacy
PDF & Printed Materials
March, 2018

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" aim to round out the discussion on medical advocacy to focus on practical ideas and programming for advocacy services, specifically outside of forensic exam accompaniment.

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Medical Advocacy
  • SANE & Rape Kits
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2018

Many sexual violence prevention efforts aim to change individual beliefs and attitudes that contribute to a culture where sexual violence is prevalent. While these strategies are an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating social change, a more comprehensive approach that addresses environmental and social factors that lead to these beliefs and attitudes is necessary in preventing sexual violence. Engaging in effective community level prevention is crucial in our efforts to…

Topic
  • Strategies
Navigating Survivorship as a Young Adult
Webinar
February, 2018

Youth face unique barriers as survivors, barriers that include adultism, erasure, bad policy and lack of access to support. This webinar will help advocates to look at the​ experience​ young people have of​ trauma in the context of developmental needs, support systems and systemic challenges in order to understand the dynamics that​ impact​ youth survivors. Advocates will be introduced to some guiding internal questions and frameworks to support them in effectively providing advocacy to…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
PDF
February, 2018

The work being done in the fields of sexual health education and sexual violence prevention encompasses so many exciting and challenging public health concepts. This issue of "PISC" draws equally from those working within the sexual health field and those working in the sexual violence prevention field. We’ll explore overarching strategies and hear the stories of those on the ground. Articles feature the work of King County Public Health, a Washington-based sexual health educator, Skagit…

Topic
  • Strategies
To Increase Your Agency's Organizational Capacity
Webinar
January, 2018

This webinar will provide an overview for Executive Directors and management staff on how to empower and motivate your staff to be invested in your agency’s success along with building your overall organizational capacity and sustainability. The webinar will address how to conduct an organizational assessment of your personnel management needs and provide recommendations for supervision, staff orientation, staff development, succession planning, training, workplans, and performance…

Topic
  • Supervision
PDF
December, 2017

Bystander intervention strategies have become an important part of sexual assault prevention programs for military and college populations. A new study of students at the United States Naval Academy by Rosenstein and Carroll (2015) examines the effect of rape myth acceptance on the intent to intervene as a bystander. This study is notable for its close look at myths involving both men and women as potential victims of sexual assault, as previous studies have focused only on female rape myths…

Topic
  • Campus
  • Military
  • Bystanders
To Serve Survivors With Disabilities
Webinar
December, 2017

This webinar will provide an overview of the performance indicators, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive tool to track and improve the capacity of organizations to serve survivors with disabilities. Presenters will discuss how the performance indicator system was developed, what the system measures, and how the system can be used. There will also be an opportunity for questions about how to use the system in your organization

Topic
  • Disability
  • Nonprofit Governance
  • Program Provision
Webinar
December, 2017

This webinar will explore strategically structuring prevention sessions, as well as ensuring sessions and programs are connected to the broader prevention vision and goals. The trainer will give attendees ideas on how to design prevention sessions that utilize effective and engaging practices, such as setting specific and achievable learning objectives and incorporating diverse teaching techniques that are respective of multiple learning styles. Oftentimes preventionists are asked to cover a…

Topic
  • Planning