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June, 2017

The increasingly pervasive use of technology in our everyday lives can feel disorienting, especially given the rapid pace of innovation and the expanding power of 21st century technology to collect, store, and distribute information about all of us.

The demand on programs to upgrade systems and to provide additional forms of communication is driven not only by this cultural shift, but by the increasing need to reach younger people. Youth embrace new technology faster than we can…

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  • Program Provision
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…

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  • Support Groups
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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
Building Connections and Affecting Change
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June, 2017

The articles in this issue of "PISC" provide several examples of programming that is driven by those in the community. While the programs utilize slightly different approaches and activities, there is a central theme of flexibility in the way these programs have worked with stakeholders. Some of the stories you will read are about groups just beginning their journey of social change while others describe more long-standing community approaches. Some stories describe the use of specific…

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  • Planning
  • Program Design
  • Strategies
Affirming Healthy Sexual Development and Expression
Webinar
May, 2017

This webinar will educate participants about the basics of healthy sexual development and teen and emerging adult sexual expression, address myths about survivors of sexual abuse or assault and sexuality, and coach participants about how to talk with young people they are helping about sex and sexuality more comfortably, and in ways that affirm the sexualities of those people, and help support them in creating their own wanted, safe and satisfying sexual lives.

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  • Healthy Sexuality
With Steven Universe
WCSAP Webpage
May, 2017

In our work with sexual assault survivors and in the community, it can be helpful to explore the topic of mindfulness. This tip provides a fun and engaging way to start conversations about mindfulness with young people.

Mindfulness is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.” Regularly practicing mindfulness helps us to better…

Topic
  • CSA Prevention
  • Therapy
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April, 2017

The articles and interviews in this issue of "Connections" are designed to serve as a jumping off point for programs to think about where they might be most effective at partnering with campuses.

Topic
  • Campus
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2017

Organizations have looked to transparency as a way to push their mission, build donor trust, boost engagement with stakeholders, and manage liability. To a certain extent, transparency is required of us as nonprofits through items like our IRS form 990 and our grant reports. However, we should view this as the most basic level of transparent achievement and strive for further openness. "The more transparent an organization is the healthier and more productive it's going to be and the less…

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  • Nonprofit Governance
With Steven Universe
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2017

In our work with sexual assault survivors and in the community, we know it can be helpful to explore the topic of boundaries. This tip provides a fun and engaging way to start conversations about boundaries with young people.

Steven Universe is a cartoon that is loved by children, teens, and adults alike. The cartoon follows a young boy named Steven and his unconventional family of alien “crystal gems.” This TV show explores many different values-oriented topics which can be useful…

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  • CSA Prevention
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…

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  • Best Practices
  • Theory & Concepts