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        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault creates the social change necessary to end sexual violence. 


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        Awareness Months

        February is Teen Dating & Sexual Violence Prevention & awareness Month 

         

        Break the Cycle and Love Is Respect have teamed up to create a website for TDSVPAM. It features information on teen dating abuse, resource for a variety of groups and audiences, sample announcements and proclamations, and more. It is teendvmonth.org.

        Some resources you may benefit from:

         
        Upcoming events:

        • Thursday, February 13th: Healthy Relationships for LGBTQ Youth -- This #ReachYouth Twitter Chat will explore engaging LGBTQ youth to promote healthy relationships. Join their guests from The Northwest Network, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Child Trends and SMYAL to explore key questions and considerations in reaching out to and supporting LGBTQ-identified teens. Join @VAWnet and @NationalDVAM for this 1-hour discussion at 1pm Central.
        • Thursday, February 20th - The Impact of Child Exposure to Domestic Violence on Dating Relationships -- This BlogTalkRadio Program will feature a discussion of how childhood experiences of domestic violence can shape future dating relationships. Listen to this 30-minute Internet radio show via NRCDV's BlogTalkRadio channel at 1pm Central. Follow live tweets @VAWnet and @NationalDVAM and join the discussion at #CEDV.
        • Wednesday, February 26th - Minor Sex Trafficking of Runaway & Homeless Youth -- Join us at 2pm Central for a 90-minute webinar that explores sex trafficking of youth living on the street and in unstable housing situations. Understand the dynamics of how minor sex trafficking occurs; learn strategies to mitigate opportunities for minors to be trafficked; and find out about resources to address this issue in your community. Register now for this webinar!
        • Throughout February - Teen Dating Violence Blogfest 2014 -- During TeenDVMonth, we want to hear what teens, parents and advocates have to say about dating, love, sex, and most importantly, healthy relationships. Whether you're a seasoned blogger or just have something say, we encourage your creativity and participation. Please submit your blog post (details here) in the body of an email, or as an attachment in a Word document, to iortiz@nrcdv.org with the subject "TeenDVMonth 2014 Blogfest." Selected entries will be posted on the National DVAM Tumblr.

         

        one billion rising 

        February 14, 2014 is the 2nd One Billion Rising (see Wisconsin events)
        One Billion Rising is a global campaign against violence against women. In 2013, people all over Wisconsin coordinated their TDVPAM events with One Billion Rising. February 14 is the focal day for One Billion Rising activities. Their page for organizers: http://www.onebillionrising.org/about/faq

         

        Flyers
        Below are some flyers which can be used for promotion of 1 Billion Rising events in your community.  They have been updated for this year and theme.

         

        Event ideas
        Some ideas on what to do in your community:

        1. Hold a video contest – lip syncing to a song chosen by contest organizers. Ask teens or college students for a good choice. Put winner or all entries on You Tube (WCASA has a page)
        2. Flash mob – One Billion Rising dance. Invite several schools or women’s clubs to one location to learn the dance and take it back to their group. (Instructional video at http://youtu.be/mRU1xmBwUeA) Have someone video the flash mob.
        3. Collage – photo/art work/poetry. Can be physical collage displayed in school or community. Video of collage can be posted online. Resources for art classes at http://glsen.org/nonamecallingweek/creative-expression Ideas
          • What does bystander intervention look like?
          • What can you say/do safely if you see someone in trouble?
          • Photo of self holding statement about effects of violence or pledge to show respect and speak out if you see disrespect to others.
        4. The Billion Rising Dance – ask Zumba classes and Phy Ed classes to teach it. (Instructional video at http://youtu.be/mRU1xmBwUeA)
        5. Invite school drama clubs to perform skits before school or over lunch
        6. Public Service Announcement (PSA) – Can get text from posters, with permission from the creator of the poster
        7. Use Teaching Tolerance as a resource: http://www.tolerance.org/

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        2017 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings

        Webinars

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        Statewide Events

         

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        Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Regional Advocacy Trainings (see flyer)

        11/28: Platteville

        11/29: Sturtevant

        11/30: Madison

        > December 5-8: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School, Madison

        > December 9:  Survivors & Allies Brunch, Madison

        > December 14 (10:00am): Immigration Policies & Survivors (webinar)

         

        Save the Date

         

        > April 7, 2018 - Survivors & Allies Day of Healing / 7th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol, Madison

        > June 7 & 8, 2018: WCASA's Training Institute, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells

        > June 22, 2018: Paths to Healing Conference, Madison

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