Call for Proposals - National Sexual Assault Conference 2013

Call for Proposals
Thursday, March 7, 2013

CALCASA is now accepting proposals from organizations and individuals interested in presenting information and/or facilitating workshops at NSAC 2013. Presentation and workshop sessions will be organized around the following primary tracks:

  •     Crisis Intervention and Advocacy for Survivors
  •     Campus Communities
  •     Law and Policy
  •     Prevention
  •     Wellness and Self-Care


Proposals will be considered based on the following criteria:

  •     Content reflects best practices to address and/or prevent sexual violence;
  •     Content reflects recent research on topics related to sexual abuse;
  •     Session supports critical conversations to advance work to address and/or prevent sexual violence;
  •     Content is aligned with conference theme (“Inspire a Movement, Invest in Change, Imagine…”);
  •     Session includes use of adult learning methods, as appropriate;
  •     Sessions learning objectives are clear.

Workshop Length:

    Each workshop session is 90 minutes in length, so please plan your workshop accordingly. Workshops that cover two (2), 90 minute sessions may be considered but not encouraged.

Additional Considerations:

  •     Sessions that focus on working in culturally-specific communities are strongly encouraged.
  •     Sessions that are intended to be delivered entirely in Spanish are strongly encouraged.
  •     Sessions that describe efforts that primarily engage communities on college or university campuses should submit to the Campus Communities track instead of other tracks.
  •     Sessions that have been presented at previous National Sexual Assault Conferences should include new information, resources, and/or insights.


The National Sexual Assault Conference attracts a wide variety of people committed to addressing and preventing sexual assault including:

  •     Advocates
  •     Prevention Educators
  •     Community Activists
  •     Law Enforcement
  •     Trainers
  •     Survivors
  •     Health Care Providers
  •     Local, State, National, Territorial, and Tribal Governments
  •     Military
  •     Funders
  •     Corporate Allies
  •     Sex Offender Management Experts


Potential topics can include, but are not limited to issues related to:

  •     Bystander intervention prevention strategies
  •     Child sexual abuse
  •     Community mobilization and organizing
  •     Evaluation of prevention strategies
  •     Gender-transformative prevention strategies
  •     Health-promotion prevention strategies
  •     Intersectionality/links to other issues or oppressions
  •     Media development prevention education or awareness building
  •     Prevention policies and organizational practices
  •     Reducing sexual assault in the armed services
  •     Sex offender management
  •     Sexual assault in underserved communities utilizing culturally and linguistically appropriate services
  •     Sexual assault in incarceration/prisons
  •     Sexual assault in the workplace
  •     Sexual assault of men or boys
  •     Trauma-informed care approaches for sexual assault survivors
  •     Work with survivors who have a disability


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