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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.

         

        April 9 - 11 (8am – 4:30pm each day)

        Best Practices for Sexual Assault Investigations

        Madison College Downtown Campus, 211 N. Carroll St. in Madison.

        The first day of training is open to a multidisciplinary audience while the second and third day will be for law enforcement only.  The training will be held from

        Day one will examine the biological backdrop from which trauma reactions emerge, providing investigators, prosecutors, advocates, and other responders with a more complete understanding of how to respond to victims and how to investigate these cases more fully.  Days two and three will explore the research supporting the trauma informed interview as the best means for obtaining the most accurate information from victims. 

        To register or for additional details, please visit www.cvent.com/d/2tqtg4

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        April 12, 2018

        National Crime Victims' Rights Week Ceremony 

        State Capitol Rotunda (First Floor), Madison Wisconsin

        Hosted by Attorney General Brad D. Schimel with the Wisconsin Crime Victims Counsel and The Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services. 

        National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 8th-14th. For more resources and information about National Crime Victims' Rights Weeks visit https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw/

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        April 12-14, 2018

        2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being: Our Bodies, Our Earth:  Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking

        University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pyle Center, Madison, WI USA  

        Plan to join 100+ presenters:  students, faculty, activists, artists, and community members, as we consider how gendered knowledge is created and experienced at the axes of identities.

        Presentations vary across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women and gender in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism.

        To see the conference schedule and list of speakers click here

        Register here!

         

        April 26, 2018

        Disability 101 Training

        Madison College in Madison

        (Also taking place on May 22 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, on June 27 at Summit Place Office Complex in Milwaukee, and on July 17 at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake)

        Save the Date! 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 such as special education laws, social security benefits, and civil rights issues (including ADA and Fair Housing Act).

        More details to come!

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        May 2 & 3, 2018

        Bi-annual SART Training

        Racine, WI

        Join Sexual Assault Services of Lutheran Social Services and the Racine County Sexual Assault Response Team for a two day training with Dr. Jim Hopper and Miriam Falk, JD. Participants will gain knowledge of trauma response and its effects on the brains of sexual assault victims. They will also explore practical methods to apply this knowledge to sexual assault investigations.

        Registration is low cost and there will be some scholarships available. For more information, see flyer.

         

        May 8, 2018

        Diverse and Resilient Presents: Beyond Ramps and Rights

        Appleton Public Library, Appleton, WI

        An interactive and strength-based presentation that explores Disability Rights, awareness and justice as a doorway to understanding key systems of oppression at their deepest level. 

        Come join a thoughtful deliberate time of resistance and learning; gathering skill, tools and analysis to shift thinking and practices and get closer to implementing an anti-ableism perspective into our lives and work. 

        This is a free event. 

        For more information see the event Facebook page here.

         

        May 11-12, 2018

        Next Step Counseling Workshop for Adult Male Survivors

        Milwaukee, WI

        Mike Lew, M.Ed., a psychotherapist and group therapy leader, is Co-Director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center.

        Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader.

        Mike will facilitate a 2-day non-residential workshop for adult male survivors sponsored by Aurora Healing Center on Bruce and Sinai Medical Center. For more information and registration contact Maryann or 414-225-4244 or Jesse.

        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

          

        Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Planning

          

        Registration Open

          

        > An Intersectional Approach to PREA Advocacy Training Series

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

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

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

           

        Save the Date

         

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

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

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