Created by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Where We Live is a child sexual abuse primary prevention program. In contrast to many child sexual abuse curricula that focus on teaching children to protect themselves and report abuse, Where We Live focuses on engaging parents, adults, and communities to keep children safe, promote healthy child development, and change community norms that contribute to child sexual abuse. The training will consist of four, two-hour sessions, participants engage in active discussion and practice to build the skills necessary to intervene, ask questions, and talk with their children about boundaries, relationships, and healthy sexuality.
The advocate core training content reflects a philosophical approach to services which emphasizes an empowerment model to working with sexual assault survivors.This training satisfies the 30 hours of initial sexual assault training required by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy. Part 1 is a 7.5 hour online tutorial that you must complete prior to attending Part 2 of this training. You will get access to this online tutorial when WCSAP confirms your registration for the training. Part 2 is a 22.5 hour in-person training that takes place in Lacey from July 29th, 2014 to July 30th.
This training is open to therapists who are working in settings where they will be providing the entire TF-CBT therapy model to child victims and their family members. Participants should only sign up if they commit to attending both the TF-CBT training and telephone case consultations. The Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training and consultation is provided by Claudia Kirkland of Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. The goal of this Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) components-based training and consultation is to teach the basic principles of effective trauma therapy with children and their families, and promote the consistent use of interventions that work for the variety of conditions and concerns of traumatized children/families seeking treatment.
This training is open to therapists who are working in settings where they will be providing the entire TF-CBT therapy model to child victims and their family members. Participants should only sign up if they commit to attending both the TF-CBT training and telephone case consultations.The Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training and consultation is provided by Claudia Kirkland of Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. The goal of this Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) components-based training and consultation is to teach the basic principles of effective trauma therapy with children and their families, and promote the consistent use of interventions that work for the variety of conditions and concerns of traumatized children/families seeking treatment. View full training description.
This one-day training will be useful for both new and seasoned sexual violence prevention professionals who are interested in teaching course content relating to sexual violence and/or sexual health. This training will focus specifically on the middle and high school lessons of the FLASH curriculum(link is external).We will cover the foundations of sexual health, sexual violence prevention, and healthy sexuality. We will build skills to answer difficult and value-laden questions, as well as presenting current best practices in the fields of sexual health education and sexual violence prevention.Participants will have a chance to observe portions of several FLASH lessons. This interactive and highly informative training will prepare participants to present evidence-based sexual violence prevention lessons, to better partner with sexual health educators, and understand how comprehensive sexual health education truly is sexual violence prevention.
Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault is an interactive training that helps participants establish partnerships with local military installations in order to effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims in the military. Throughout this training, participants will build systems knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve service provision to military sexual assault victims and to develop an appreciation of the perspectives of their future collaborative partners. Training participants will gain information and skills related to:• On-installation resources, including the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), the military's single point of contact for matters related to sexual assault prevention and response and the military victim advocate.• Building successful collaborations, including the importance of writing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their community-based program and local military installations to define roles, formalize agreements, and guarantee the longevity and continuity of such agreements.With the knowledge gained through this training process, in combination with their existing expertise in responding to sexual assault, participants will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations throughout the United States.WCSAP has funding available for participants from Member Programs to attend this training. For any questions or more information you can email Leah Holland or call (360) 754-7583.
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)
The goals of our conference are to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, to provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and to facilitate social change.The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Resilience.As advocates and preventionists working to end sexual violence, we have needed to be resilient. While this need has made us stronger, it does not always feel like a gift. This year we want to acknowledge the value of resilience within ourselves, to celebrate this amazing ability, and to cultivate a community of care. It is the resilience in our lives, our communities, and our movement that inspires each of us to work for what seems impossible at times: the end of oppression and violence. This conference is a chance to connect to our co-workers, allies, and supporters, and to renew our energy, focus, and creativity. There is more work to do and we need to recharge in order to take on this challenge.For more information, visit their website.
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