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Why it is important to listen when children talk
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2022

It is a parent’s job to worry about their children — to ensure all of their needs are taken care of. But there is one need that we don’t always think of — in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and trying to make sure everyone is fed and clothed — and that is the importance of encouraging frequent and thorough communication with and from the children themselves. A key component of discovering, and putting an end to, child sexual abuse is disclosure. Disclosure is when child sexual abuse…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Brochure
PDF
June, 2022

This brochure is an easy reference to the basics of mandated reporting for Sexual Assault Advocates.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Trans-specific ACES: Factors that influence the wellbeing of trans/nonbinary survivors
Webinar
April, 2022

Many of us are familiar with ACEs – Adverse Childhood Experiences – and how they influence the health and wellness of both youth and adults. This webinar will explore and compare ACEs data in the general population with rates many trans/nonbinary people experience. Additional information will examine trans-specific ACEs that layer on extra challenges in childhood that have long-lasting impact throughout the lifespan.

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Culturally Specific
  • LGBTQ
At the confluence of disability and trans identity and survivorship: Supporting resilience and empowerment
Webinar
April, 2022

Trans and nonbinary people experience disproportional rates of sexual victimization and other forms of violence. Trans people also have higher rates of disabilities than the general population. This webinar will examine the relationship between disability, trans identity and experience, and survivorship. Advocates and other providers will gain a broader understanding of the service and healing implications for survivors who live within these intersections. Participants will leave with…

Topic
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Culturally Specific
  • LGBTQ
Part 2: Shifting Our Focus
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2022

Messaging sexual violence prevention is such an important part of our overall strategy, but it can be tricky to create a compelling and hopeful pitch for prevention that will reach a broad audience, while also navigating deeply embedded rape myths & victim blaming.

This the second part in our series on messaging prevention. For this series, we draw from the guidance and toolkits developed in partnership by Raliance and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center with the…

Topic
  • Best Practices
  • Program Design
Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños: Parte 3 de 3
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2022

Bienvenidos a la tercera y última parte de nuestra serie en Fundamentación y Manejo de Ansiedad en Niños En esta trilogía nos hemos enfocado en actividades simples y divertidas que usted puede hacer con su hij@ para ayudarles a manejar sus frustraciones y ansiedades. Estas actividades se han visto mucho más necesarias en esta época de pandemia, horas escolares reducidas, y eventos mundiales estresantes.

Este segmento se enfoca en ejercicios de respiración que no solo son fáciles a…

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
Advocacy Considerations
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2022

We know that sexual violence flourishes in an atmosphere of oppression. When people are not seen as individuals, when their voices go unheard, when their concerns are dismissed, and when their perceptions are swept aside, they are more likely to be victimized and less likely to experience justice. Advocates know that disability does not equal a lack of credibility, that barriers can often be overcome through patience and creativity, and that everyone benefits from an environment of respect…

Topic
  • Disability
Webinar
March, 2022

This webinar is an introduction into the basics of Child Sexual Assault (CSA) Advocacy. Whether you have been working as a CSA advocate for years and are looking for a quick refresher or are a total beginner and these are your first steps into the field - this webinar is the perfect opportunity to dive into CSA Advocacy 101.

Topic
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parents & Caregivers
TA Bulletin
WCSAP Webpage
February, 2022

Working with Businesses 

Programs have been experiencing an increased demand for training, policies, and technical assistance from local employers about workplace violence and harassment. While these issues touch on a lot of the work we do as sexual assault programs, it doesn’t always feel like this is our wheelhouse. This TA Bulletin includes some helpful framing and resources so you have somewhere to start when receiving community requests.

Lean into the aspects you are…

Topic
  • Criminal Justice Process
FAQ
PDF
December, 2021

This Advocacy Station addresses several frequently asked questions in regards to sexual assault advocates and their mandated reporting responsibilities in regards to minors. It also provides guidance on best practice procedures to eliminate issues in regards to over-reporting.

Topic
  • Advocacy
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Confidentiality & Privilege
  • Mandated Reporting
  • Best Practices