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WCASA is Wisconsin's only state-wide coalition dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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


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        Paths to Healing conference

        a Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Survival
        with a focus on addressing male survivors

         

        June 11, 2015 (9:00am-5:00pm)

        Goodman Community Center, Madison

         

        thumbnail - Paths to Healing event posterPaths to Healing is a day-long conference to provide support and explore what we need to do as a community to respond to the needs of sexual abuse survivors. It is intended for child sex abuse survivors – particularly male survivors – supportive allies, advocates, health and mental health professionals, and law enforcement.

        In its inaugural debut in 2013, the event drew 75 attendees from around the upper Midwest to explore child sex abuse survival with presentations from Representative Chris Taylor, MaleSurvivor, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and more.

        In 2014, Paths to Healing included topics such as healing from childhood sex abuse (with an emphasis on male sex abuse), survivor activism, foregiveness, art and drama therapy, play therapy, a theater workshop, the impact and coping patterns, and a very special keynote by Dr. David Lisak (co-founder and current Board member of 1in6, a well-known national organization dedicated to male survivors of childhood sex abuse).

         

        Focus of 2015:
        To be determined.

         

        Event Details:
        Paths to Healing will be held at the Goodman Community Center in Madison. The cost will be $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

        • Registeration is not yet open
        • Scholarships will be available

         

        Sponsors:
        This event is presented by Solidarity with Child Abuse Victims/Survivors, in collaboration with OutReach, Inc, Rape Crisis Center, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, UNIDOS, Canopy Center, Proud Theater, and several individual donors.

        Tax-deductible donations may be sent to OutReach, Inc., 600 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703. Checks should be made out to OutReach, but please make sure to indicate that it is for Solidarity with Child Sex Abuse Victims/Survivors or for Paths to Healing.

        Upcoming Events

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        Save the Date

         

        > 3/25/15: Legislative Advocacy Day
        Madison

        > 4/25/15: Survivors & Allies, Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon, Wrap Around the Capitol, Madison

        > 6/11/15: Paths to Healing Conference, Madison

        > 9/26/15: Dining for Peace, Prevention & Healing: A Fundraiser for WCASA/30th Anniversary
        Olbrich Gardens, Madison

         

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        Of NOte:

        New Research:

        Strengths and Silences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Rural and Small Town Schools (report by GLSEN; link to press release on their site; study can be downloaded as PDF from linked page)


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