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The Unchecked Discriminatory Practice in our Movement
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2019

Within our non-profit world there is an underlying burden that we place on our teams as it relates to navigating financial controls in work-related spaces. Our structures almost always emulate, favor and support the structures and professionalism of white supremacy. This is severely problematic in that it does not encompass and champion everyone through an anti-oppressive lens. As a result the following issues often remain unchecked when financial operations are left solely to one individual…

Topic
  • Supervision
with an Anti-Oppressive Lens
PDF
June, 2019

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACEs) is a longitudinal study; a research method in which the data was gathered about ACEs over a long period of time. This study also serves as an ongoing tool for measuring the relationship between early life trauma and later life health and wellbeing. This Advocacy Station explores the survey and research findings of the original Kaiser-CDC study.

We will also examine the ways in which the study has been useful to our understanding of early…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
What is it?
External Website
May, 2019

WCSAP was contacted by a survivor who has been working with attorneys, advocates, and academics to raise awareness and bring an end to a traumatic practice referred to as ‘court-ordered rape,’ or invasive gynecological exams that survivors of sexual assault are ordered to endure in the course of proceedings against their perpetrators.

Topic
  • Legal Advocacy
Shared Language for Advocacy
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2019

Shared Language

Commercial sexual exploitation of children, or human trafficking, is when a commercial sex act is exchanged for something of value with a minor, and/or when force, fraud, or coercion are present. The legal and cultural language around what we refer to as “commercial sexual exploitation” has evolved over time. We’ve shifted the use of our language to match our current understanding of the power dynamics, legalities, and the lived experience of young people that…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
For Incarcerated Survivors
Webinar
March, 2019
Topic
  • Incarcerated Survivors
Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2019

Highlights from New Report

The Building Movement Project’s Race to Lead is a series that seeks to understand why there are still so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector. This report looks beyond race alone to also examine the impact of both race and gender on the aspirations, experiences, and career
advancement of Women of Color working in the nonprofit sector.

Key Findings

  1. Racial and gender biases create barriers to advancement for Women of…
Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Management
  • Nonprofit Governance
  • Supervision
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2019

Process vs. Outcomes

It's well understood that evaluation is a necessary component of sexual violence prevention - most curricula includes materials such as post-tests and surveys so that facilitators can gauge its effectiveness. These tools are often focused on outcomes, or in other words, they measure the impact of the entire program after it is finished. Another way of evaluating involves analyzing the effectiveness of the process. For example, if someone's goal is to run a…

Topic
  • Prevention
What is My Responsibility?
PDF
February, 2019

This Advocacy Station explores interpersonal strategies and individual approaches to compassion satisfaction and resilience building.

Topic
  • Trauma
A Recap
WCSAP Webpage
December, 2018

Confidentiality: a Core Value

Children and teens experience power disparity as they navigate a world created by adults, and this socialization is compounded in the powerlessness caused by sexual violence. As advocates practice confidentiality with child and teen survivors of sexual violence, we challenge the inherent power adults have over children and youth. Advocates can constantly check personal bias about children and teens, and avoid assumptions that we know what is best for…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Confidentiality & Privilege
Including Youth With Intellectual Disabilities in Prevention Groups
Webinar
December, 2018

Many sexual assault service professionals feel unprepared when youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) participate in prevention groups. However, we should expect to see more youth with ID in such groups because of the current focus on inclusion in the public-school system.

This webinar will provide information and resources to assist the S/A professional to feel more confident in meaningfully including and supporting a prevention group participant with ID.

Topic
  • Prevention
  • Disability