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WCSAP Webpage
April, 2011

Sexual assault program managers are drawn to the coaching model of supervision because it is in line with the values we have in our field. The coaching approach is attractive because:

  • it is strengths-based
  • it is based on respect for staff members
  • it encourages professional growth and development

When we coach, we listen more than we talk, we facilitate rather than control, and we work with staff members to come up with…

Topic
  • Supervision
PDF
March, 2011

Some highlights of this issue:

  • An interview with disaster sociologist Dr. Elaine Enarson
  • Interviews and articles from managers of sexual assault programs across Washington State - snapshots of what is really happening in the field
  • A disaster recovery guide
  • An article on disability considerations
  • An emergency planning fact sheet
  • A checklist of strategies you can use to create your emergency plans and recovery…
Topic
  • Planning
Be a Leader
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2011

No matter what your formal position, you can be a leader in advocating for services to address Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV). Often, it takes just one dedicated individual to initiate these much-needed services.

Do your homework

Even if you are a very experienced advocate, it is crucial to educate yourself thoroughly on Intimate Partner Sexual Violence. Two great starting places: the book…

Topic
  • IPSV
  • Support Groups
Webinar
March, 2011

This webinar will provide an overview of crisis intervention in cases of child sexual abuse. It is intended to build upon and enhance the content presented in the related section of the From Hurt to Hope Child Advocacy Guide. The guide and each complementary webinar aim to support sexual assault advocates in their work with children and families.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
2010 Survey Results and Recommendations
PDF
January, 2011

The information gathered from this survey highlighted those areas that require further attention and additional resources. It also identified that programs have been adaptive and innovative in responding to this problem despite existing resource and knowledge gaps. Some of the practices that are already being implemented, such as system coordination, have proven to be quite valuable in this context but we must also continue to expand our thinking and relationship-building efforts beyond…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Trafficking & CSEC
PDF
December, 2010

To this day, having a sexual orientation or gender identity, real or perceived, that differs from the mainstream puts one at a higher risk for sexual violence.

Homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny continue to pervade society and support the rape culture we live in. This has a tremendous impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) communities.

Topic
  • LGBTQ
Approaching Sexual Violence Prevention From a Sex Positive Framework
Webinar
June, 2010

This webinar will incorporate the positive aspects of sexuality education into a sexual violence prevention framework. If we’re working to prevent rape and other forms of sexual violence, we must simultaneously promote healthy sexual interactions. This webinar will address a sex-positive approach to violence prevention, provide a model workshop outline, and explore the challenges of this approach.

Topic
  • Healthy Sexuality
PDF
June, 2010

Washington es un estado líder en la agricultura. Algunos de nuestros alimentos deliciosos son las lentejas de los Palouse, el vino del Valle de Columbia, las cebollas famosas de Walla Walla, cestas y cestas de frambuesas de Ferndale y las manzanas crujientes por las que nos caracterizamos (mi favorita es la tarta de Cripps Pink). La comida es deliciosa, pero la agricultura no es fácil. Es un trabajo muy arduo, y llenar nuestras tiendas y despensas de comestibles a los precios que estamos…

Topic
  • Culturally Specific
de Relaciones Sólidas
PDF
March, 2010

La Etiqueta Nutricional de Relaciones Sólidas fue creada por líderes de grupo adolescentes y el personal de Start Strong en la Comisión de Salud Pública de Boston. Start Strong es la mayor iniciativa nacional, hasta ahora, para congregar a todas las comunidades en la promoción de relaciones saludables como la manera de prevenir la violencia y el abuso entre parejas de adolescentes.

Topic
  • Guides & Activities
PDF
January, 2010

Sometimes we are so busy walking the path of our daily lives that we don't have the time to go exploring for resources. We hope this resource guide will support you in your journey working with children and teens who have been sexually assaulted and their nonoffending family members. The resources in this guide were supplied by therapists across the state doing this work.

Some of the resources are designed to help therapists expand their own knowledge, while others are intended to be…

Topic
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Therapy