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Webinar
April, 2017

This webinar will explain the investigations process and why it may look different from a community investigative process. We will discuss line of questioning and interviewing techniques that you may see used as well as the best way that you can support and educate your client about the process. This workshop will help you better understand the investigation process and enhance your skill set regarding PREA advocacy. WCSAP and OCVA will also provide an update of the state's work regarding…

Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
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 to be…

Topic
  • 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
PDF
March, 2017

There has been an alarming increase in hate crime / harassment and display of rape culture nationally. For those of us in this Movement, and particularly those of us from targeted communities, our professional, personal, and political selves are meeting at an intersection. The fear we feel is crossing those boundaries we might have once tried to hold as separate.

Engaging in culturally responsive leadership is one way to ensure our organizations become safer spaces and help our staff…

Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Supervision
Sex, Desire and Intimacy After Sexual Trauma
PDF
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 by…

Topic
  • Healthy Sexuality
PDF
January, 2017

The intent of these presentations is to provide a starting place or a template for your program when responding to requests, typically from schools, for basic information or awareness raising presentations. 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 needs, experiences, and resources.The slides contain detailed notes and considerations for the trainer.

Topic
  • Guides & Activities
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
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2016

Ensuring the sustainability of your organization is dependent upon its preparedness for the unforeseen. Agencies should not only be prepared for external factors such as natural disasters but also should be prepared for personnel emergencies, such as the sudden illness or resignation of the executive director.  Plans can be made to make an unexpected transition smoother and ensure the agency maintains services in a crisis.

First review the executive director job description and…

Topic
  • Planning
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
Lutheran Community Services Northwest and Gonzaga University
PDF
November, 2016

With the spotlight on campus sexual violence, community sexual assault programs are in a unique position to deepen partnerships with college campuses. Although each program and campus will have different needs depending on many factors, we present this paper from one community that highlights the perspective of student activists, campus administrators and a community sexual assault program as a framework that programs can use to approach work with their local campuses. Included in this…

Topic
  • Campus
  • Schools & Campus