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Advocacy is not just Women’s Work
WCSAP Webpage
August, 2018

Our programs have men, women, and individuals outside binary constructs who work tirelessly in the areas of advocacy, prevention, administration, and management. However, there are still some societal expectations that perpetuate the idea that sexual assault advocacy is "Women’s Work." Programs with gender diverse advocates are met with surprise by nurses at forensic exams, law enforcement officers during accompaniment, members of task force meetings, and survivors seeking services.

Topic
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Supervision
PDF
July, 2018

In the past decade, colleges and universities have been introducing and expanding sexual violence prevention efforts. These efforts take many forms, including online courses, peer education, and educational presentations among others. In the article "Sexual assault interventions may be doing more harm than good with high-risk males," researchers Malamuth, Huppin, and Linz analyze how these programs can impact students in different ways, and how they can sometimes produce unintended…

Topic
  • Culturally Specific
  • Schools & Campus
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2018

Conversations about how to integrate support for advocates that mitigates vicarious trauma have become common within our organizations, but the need to put these conversations into practice is greater than ever. While widespread coverage about the prevalence of sexual violence has gained traction with the #MeToo movement, resources for organizations haven’t seen much of an increase to meet the need. This requires managers and executive directors to find creative, low-cost ways to support…

Topic
  • Supervision
Considerations for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2018

Therapists can be a critical component of a child's support system and healing process following abuse. However, many children are reluctant to participate in counseling because they don't want to talk about what happened or they may believe that going to therapy means something is wrong with them. While there are significant areas of overlap between a therapist and an advocate, it is because of their differences that they are both important members of a child's professional team after a…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Therapy
To Inform Primary Prevention Programming
Webinar
May, 2018

This webinar will provide an overview of definitions of and recent research regarding factors that elevate risk for sexual assault perpetration. Contributors to sexual violence at the individual, social network, and broader societal level will be considered, as will both general risk factors and culturally and community-specific factors. Participants will be engaged in identifying risk and protective factors in the communities they serve and identifying ways to prioritize and target specific…

Topic
  • Strategies
The Essential Advocacy Toolkit
PDF & Printed Materials
May, 2018

A collection of trauma-informed resources & strengths-based activities for advocates supporting adult survivors of sexual violence.

Advocates are powerful people. Being present, listening, and validating are some of the most helpful skills advocates have that survivors are not likely to get elsewhere. Still, it may not feel like enough. This guide is intended to provide practical tools, activities, and resources to assist you in your work with survivors of sexual violence— to…

Topic
  • Advocacy
conjunto de herramientas esenciales para la intercesión
PDF & Printed Materials
May, 2018

Una colección de recursos sobre trauma y actividades basadas en fortalezas para intercesoras que apoyan a adultos sobrevivientes de violencia sexual.

Las intercesoras son personas poderosas. Estar presente, escuchar y validar son algunas de las habilidades más útiles que poseen las intercesoras que los sobrevivientes probablemente no consigan en otro lugar. Aun así, puede parecer que no es suficiente. Esta guía busca proporcionar herramientas prácticas, actividades y recursos para…

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Latinx
Creating Survivor-Led Programs for Youth Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Webinar
April, 2018

Using The Firecracker Foundation’s Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Program as an example, this webinar will walk you through the development of a survivor-led, survivor-focused, consent based program offering for teen survivors of sexual trauma. Tashmica will walk you through the personal experiences that inspired the creation of the program, the partnership with Just B Yoga that helped it flourish, the implementation and growth, and the ongoing evaluation process.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Therapy
Addressing the Whole Continuum
PDF
April, 2018

In the field of sexual violence prevention, bystander intervention is a strategy that has gained increased popularity over the years. We’ve seen it become the go-to strategy for many colleges and universities as they implement bystander intervention based programs on their campuses. Many of these efforts, but not all, focus on situations where alcohol and other drugs are present and being used to facilitate a sexual assault. In the article titled When Can I Help? A Conceptual Framework for…

Topic
  • Bystanders
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