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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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        Sexual Assault Awareness Month

        The theme of 2018's Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is Embrace Your Voice. Check out the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), which gives survivors and advocates the resources necessary to engage the greater community in prevention efforts. 

        See below for information on resources and events happening across the state.


        Download 2018 SAAM Toolkit

        This toolkit is meant to spark ideas and assist you in your preparation for SAAM.

        Included in the toolkit:

        Sample Announcement

        Using Social Media & Sample Posts

        NSVRC Resources

        Hosting your own event 

        WI Event Information & Promoting your event


        Check out the NSVRC's media outreach packet! The packet is intended to help you drive media interest during SAAM to raise awareness and promote prevention. The packet includes news hooks, talking points, a sample press release, a sample e-blast, and much more.

        In addition to the media outreach packet, the SAAM page is filled with resources like share graphics, a social media toolkit, as well as print-friendly Embrace Your Voice, Everyday Consent, Healthy Communication with Kids, and Understanding Sexual Violence  factsheets, coloring pages, poster, SAAM Proclamation and infographic


        Background on SAAM

        The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

        By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

        Learn about the History of SAAM

        Visit NSVRC's Spanish-language SAAM website, where you will find information and resources. // Visite nuestro página web en español de SAAM, donde puedes acceder a recursos e información.

        See NSVRC's SAAM Blog, which provides details of the different resources for this year’s campaign and highlights eight ways individuals can get involved throughout April.

        Other things you can do are participate in the 30 Days of SAAM Instagram Contest, and hang a poster.


        Denim Day - April 25, 2018

        Denim Day is an international movement that raises awareness, supports survivors and educates about sexual assault. More information and resources here



        Please contact us and let us know about events happening in your community!

        Dane County Rape Crisis Center (RCC)'s county-wide calendar

        Looking for ideas for your SAAM event?


        Stay tuned for April-wide events posted here

        If you are hosting a SAAM event and would like us to promote it please email peterf@wcasa.org.

        Upcoming Events

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings


        Statewide & National Events


        Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Planning


        Registration Open


        > March 20, 2018:  Webinar: Harnessing the Momentum of the #MeToo Movement for SAAM (11:00am) 

        > March 27, 2018:  CCR/SART In-person Training, Eau Claire

        > April 7, 2018: Survivors & Allies Day of Healing (part of the Day of Healing), Madison

        > May 15-18, 2018: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Weston

        May 16 & 17, 2018: Spring Directors Meeting, De Pere


        Save the Date


        > April 7, 20187th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol

        (part of the Day of Healing), Madison

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

        > June 8, 2018: Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon, WI Dells

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



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