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


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        Events Across Wisconsin 

         

        To see the full calendar of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 events click here.

         

          

        June 27, 2018

        Disability 101 Training

        Summit Place Office Complex in Milwaukee

        Disability Rights Wisconsin is offering Disability 101, a free, all-day training for advocates working with survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault to learn about a variety of disability issues.

        • Special Education laws
        • Social Security benefits
        • Civil Rights issues (including ADA and Fair Housing Act)  

        To see event flyer click here.

        To register click here.

         

        July 17, 2018
        Disability 101 Training

        Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake

        Disability Rights Wisconsin is offering Disability 101, a free, all-day training for advocates working with survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault to learn about a variety of disability issues.

        • Special Education laws
        • Social Security benefits
        • Civil Rights issues (including ADA and Fair Housing Act)  

        To see event flyer click here.

        To register click here.

         

        July 26, 2018

        Responding to Stalking Cases

        Eau Claire, WI

        This one-day training will delve into the investigation and prosecution of stalking cases. Instruction will explore how to conduct thorough investigations, including evidence preservation and collection as well as investigative strategies for interviewing victims and suspects. We will also look at evidentiary issues, particularly around technology, prosecutors may face when trying stalking cases. It is imperative that each person working in the criminal justice field work together to hold offenders accountable and keep victims safe. As a result of this training, law enforcement and prosecutors will have a better understanding of the unique challenges for handling a stalking case or a case that involves stalking behavior, whether or not stalking is charged.  Training is open to multidisciplinary responders to stalking cases including law enforcement, victim advocates, prosecutors, etc.

        We are excited to welcome stalking investigations expert Captain Randy McAlister from the Cottage Grove (MN) Police Department to present during this training.

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        July 30 - August 1, 2018

        Homicide Prevention Through Domestic Violence Intervention

        Janesville, WI

        This three-day training will cover:

        • Dynamics of victimization
        • Trauma-informed investigations that recognize pattern behavior by the offender
        • Identifying the predominant aggressor
        • Evidence identification and preservation
        • Gaining offender accountability
        • Stalking
        • Witness intimidation
        • Lethality assessment
        • Working on a coordinated community response team
        • Effective report writing
        • Survivor testimonials

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        August 17, 2018

        The Law Enforcement Response to Elder Abuse

        Appleton, WI

        This training is open to a multidisciplinary audience including law enforcement professionals, victim advocates, medical providers, prosecutors, and adult protection works. Topics covered will include elder abuse investigations, dynamics of elder abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in later life, neglect, financial exploitation, and challenges older victims face when seeking safety.

        To learn more or to register click here.

         

        August 22-24, 2018

        Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference

        Rothschild, WI

        Attend this unique conference to gain the latest knowledge and skills you need to serve victims of crime. Learn about innovative victim assistance programs and gain resources for enhancing the services you provide using a multidisciplinary approach. Choose from a wide variety of workshops conducted by knowledgeable experts addressing some of today's most critical topics and issues facing victims of crime and service providers.

        For more information or to register click here. 

         

        September 11 & 12, 2018

        Rejuvenating Tribal Communities Conference

        Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Milwaukee WI

        Topics will include a keynote by Chance Rush and sessions on the prescription drug and heroin epidemic, AODA, foster care & parenting, child support, wellness court, VOCA, and self-care among others. Download flyer.

          

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        WI Department of Justice Medical Forensics Program Trainings

         

        2018 Law Enforcement Trainings

        These FREE, two-day trainings are open to law enforcement, dispatchers, victim advocates, medical personnel, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other community collaborators.

        Check back for more information on trainings including all dates. 

          

        See Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Events

         

        Groups:

        Therapy groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse - Updated Flyer

         

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional Technical Assistance

        Webinars

        Statewide & National Events

           

        Registration Open

          

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

        Summer Prevention Webinar Series (all 10:00-11:30am)

        > July 16, 2018: Presentation by Rape Crisis Center's Youth Advisory Board Gamechangers

        > July 23, 2018: 
        Zooming In: Poetry as an Entry Point into Violence Prevention Work

        > July 30, 2018: How to Talk to Teens about Sexting

        > August 6, 2018: Ni Santas, Ni Putas: The impact of external and internalized misogyny on Latina survivors

        > August 14-17, 2018:
        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Madison

         

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        > September 5 & 6, 2018: Director's Meeting, Location TBD

        September 25 & 26, 2018:

        Northern TrainingRed Cliff

        > May 2-3, 2019: Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference, Milwaukee

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