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


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        December 1, 2016

        Full Day Training with Dr. David Lisak

        Dr. David Lisak is a researcher and forensic consultant who for 25 years has studied the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. His work has focused on the long term effects of sexual abuse in men, the relationship between child abuse and violence, and the motives and characteristics of rapists. Dr. Lisak has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country, and has conducted workshops in all fifty states. He consults widely with universities, the four services of the U.S. Military, the Department of Defense, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies, and frequently serves as an expert witness in homicide and sexual assault cases. Dr. Lisak is a founding member of 1in6, a nonprofit agency that serves men who were sexually abused as children.

        For event flyer click here.

           

        December 13-16, 2016

        Discovery Dating Facilitator Training

        Wise Women Gathering Place, Green Bay, WI

        Discovery Dating is a tool that develops healthy relationship skills, which leads to 1) preventing teen pregnancy, domestic violence and sexual assault, and 2) reclamation and healing.    

        Learn the Discovery Dating curriculum in this highly interactive four-day training that can be used in:  

        • middle & high school classrooms
        • youth groups and clubs
        • parent education workshops
        • support groups and more

        To see event flyer click here.

        For registration form click here.

         

        2017 SANE Training Dates and Locations

        1. SANE Adult: February 20-24, Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Hospital, Racine

        Lab dates March 11th and March 25th, Meriter Hospital

        2. SANE Adult: April 3-7, Aurora Kenosha Medical Center

        Lab dates April 22nd and May 20th, Meriter Hospital

         3. SANE Adult: August 7-11, Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff

        Lab dates August 26th and September 9th

         4. SANE Pediatric: October 16-20, Aurora Kenosha Medical Center

        For more information on the DOJ SANE Trainings click here.

        If you have questions about DOJ SANE trainings, please contact Lori Thompson at thompsonll@doj.state.wi.us.

         

        Past events:

         

        See Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Events

         

        Divine Savior Hospital, Portage

        SANE Pediatric Advanced Training

        Forensic and Medical Nurse (SANE) Pediatric Advanced training. This 40 hour didactic training will take place at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, Wisconsin. The training is for practicing nurses who will perform medical/forensic exams on patients in Wisconsin. Prior completion of a SANE Adult training is required in order to attend this training. Please send proof of SANE Adult training completion (either copy of SANE A training certificate or a letter from your supervisor) to Danielle Long at longdb@doj.state.wi.us

        You can get more information and register here

            

        April 12, 2016
        Sojourner Family Peace Center (Inspirations North/South, 619 W Walnut St., Milwaukee, WI 53212)

        Serving Victims, Building Trust, Restoring Hope

        Join Attorney General Brad Schimel with the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council and Sojourner Family Peace Center to commemorate National Crime Victim Rights Week (April 10-16, 2016)

        For more information, see event flyer.

         

        April 15-16, 2016
        Pyle Center, Madison, WI

        The Wisconsin Women's and Gender Studies Conference is now the
        2016 Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being

        Well-Being & Empowerment: Wisconsin & the World

        Proposals are due November 16, 2015. The Call for Proposals is available here.

        The agenda can be found here

         

        April 30, 2016 (9:00-11:30am)

        First Free Church, Onalaska, WI

        This event will address the demand side of sex trafficking by educating and mobilizing our community, particularly men, to create change and end demand for this industry.

        More information here.

        May 13, 2016

        The Women’s Center’s Anniversary Luncheon

        Friday, May 13, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
        Italian Community Center – 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee

        The Luncheon will feature:

        • Emcee Toya Washington, WISN 12 News Anchor
        • Remarks from Teri Jendusa Nicolai, local survivor and advocate
        • Keynote Speech by Tanya Brown: “The Seven Characters of Abuse: Domestic Violence, Where It Starts and Where It Can End”
        • Book signing with Tanya Brown (books will be available for purchase)
        • ASL Interpreter available

        More information the event page.

        Ongoing

        University of Green Bay, Green Bay

        Human Mosaic Events

        Please see the calendar of 2016 events here.

        June 24,2016

        2016 Advocates of Color Conference

        Registration is now open for the 2016 Advocates of Color Conference!  Sarah Deer will be the keynote speaker & Xong Xiong will be the end plenary speaker. 


        For more info & to register click here. 

         

         

        June 29 - July 1

        Education Through Engagement Conference 

        Education thru Engagement is designed for educators, advocates, activists, crisis centers, social service agencies, speakers, and trainers (including individuals who conduct trainings for the US Military) – to help deepen your skill set for connecting with unique and/or challenging audiences.

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        August 8-12, 2016

        Working with Sexual Assault Survivors: From Crisis to Healing

        The Door County Summer Institute is a continuing education conference held yearly at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor, WI.  

        Participants in this seminar will learn strategies for acknowledging, supporting, and addressing the impact of sexual violence and identify treatment issues and corresponding interventions to promote healing.

        For more information, or to register click here.

        For seminar flyer click here.

        For 2016 Door County Summer institute brochure click here.

        September 12-16

        SANE Adult and Adolescent Basic Training

        Forensic and Medical Nurse (SANE) Adult and Adolescent training. This 40 hour didactic training will take place at Western Wisconsin Health (formerly known as Baldwin Area Medical Center). The training is for practicing nurses who will perform medical/forensic exams on patients in Wisconsin.

        If you have questions about this training, please contact Lori Thompson at thompsonll@doj.state.wi.us.

        For more information and to register click here.

         

        September 13-14

        Sexual Assault First Responder Best Practices Training

        WI Indianhead Technical College, Ashland, WI

        The WI Department of Justice is proud to offer the training Sexual Assault First Responder: Best Practices. This training will combine lecture, group activity, and discussion to enhance the learning experience and provide opportunities to put new information into practice

          

        September 21

        Male Survivors Topic Night

        The Healing Center, Milwaukee

        The event will be psycho-educational and will be open to survivors (male and female), their loved ones, AND the general public.

        To reserve a spot please call: 414.671.4325 

         

        September 22-23 

        2016 Wisconsin Aging Network Conference

        Kalahari Convention Center & Resort, Wisconsin Dells

        The Wisconsin Aging Network Conference brings together over 500 professionals in the field of aging for a two-day event that offers opportunities to learn from experts, discuss issues that impact aging programs and services, and explore new ways to help older people live better, healthier lives.

        For conference registration brochure click here.

        For registration form click here.

        For more information please visit conference website.

         

        September 27-28

        Domestic Violence Investigation Best Practices Training

        WI Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake, WI

        This FREE, two-day training is open to law enforcement, victim advocates, medical personnel, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other community collaborations.  Through presentations, videos, group and panel discussions, we will address topics such as:

        • The dynamics of victimization
        • Trauma-informed investigations
        • Working on a coordinated community response team
        • Gaining offender accountability
        • Stalking
        • Lethality Assessment

        For more information click here.

          

        September 28, 2016

        Free Community Screening of The Mask You Live In 

        Goodman Community Center (Evjue Room), 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 

        DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) would like to invite you (and your group) to our upcoming screening of the film The Mask You Live In at the Goodman Community Center from 5:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., presented by DAIS & National Guardian Life. This event is free and open to the public. The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity and ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. The film will be followed by a community discussion on healthy masculinity. Attendance is recommended for middle-school aged youth and above. Refreshments will be served. 

        To RSVP as an individual or a group click here.

        To see event flyer click here.

        for film trailer click here.

         

        September 30, 2016

        2016 LGBTQ Training 

        Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville

        Together, The Sexual Assault Recovery Program and Blackhawk Technical College will be providing an LGBTQ Training for Southern Wisconsin.  This training will be provided through the LGBTQ committee of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.  This training will focus on the LGBTQ Community and will guide employers, peer workers, and community members in the interaction and understanding of the community as a whole.  

        To register click here.

        To see invite flyer click here.

        If you have any questions, please contact Shelby Beach.

        October 13-14, 2016

        Domestic Violence First Responder Best Practices 

        Madison Police Department Training Center, Madison, WI

        This FREE, two-day training is open to law enforcement, victim advocates, medical personnel, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other community collaborations.  Through presentations, videos, group and panel discussions, we will address topics such as:

        • Offender dynamics
        • First responder action steps
        • Trauma-informed interview techniques
        • Evidence identification and preservation 
        • Effective testifying tips
        • Survivor testimonials

        For more information click here.  

        October 17-18, 2016

        Domestic Violence Investigation Best Practices Training

        Dodge County Sheriff's Office, Juneau, WI

        This FREE, two-day training is open to law enforcement, victim advocates, medical personnel, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other community collaborations.  Through presentations, videos, group and panel discussions, we will address topics such as:

        • The dynamics of victimization
        • Trauma-informed investigations
        • Working on a coordinated community response team
        • Gaining offender accountability
        • Stalking
        • Lethality Assessment

        For more information click here.

          

        October 19-21, 2016

        2016 NASW WI Annual Conference

        Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, Milwaukee, WI

        On-site registration available.

        For more information including schedule, workshop descriptions, and more, click here.

         

        October 25-26, 2016

        Sexual Assault First Responder Best Practices Training

        Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

        The WI Department of Justice is proud to offer the training Sexual Assault First Responder: Best Practices. This training will combine lecture, group activity, and discussion to enhance the learning experience and provide opportunities to put new information into practice

        For more information click here.

           

        October 29, 2016

        SARP 1920's Gangster Mystery Night Fundraiser

        Historic Lake House Inn, 1612 E Hotel Drive, Edgerton, WI

        Come join in a fundraiser for Sexual Assault Recovery Program for Green and Rock counties. Travel back in time and experience life as a Chicago gangster in the Roaring 20’s. Play Blackjack, Roulette tables, or dance to the music from the 20’s and try to win the dance and singing contests; all while everyone takes a part in the mystery!

        To see event flyer click here.

        To RSVP click here.

         

        November 2, 2016

        Voices of Men Annual Breakfast

        Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI

        7:15 AM - 9 AM

        Voices of Men – working in partnership with Reach, Sexual Assault Crisis Center, Christine Ann and Harbor House – are Fox Valley men helping end sexual assault and domestic violence by dismantling Man Box culture and building a culture of Healthy Manhood. 

        They are hosting their 7th annual community breakfast on November 2nd.  Due to high demand, they will be live-streaming the event this year.

        To see event postcard click here.

        For more information see event website. 

        November 14, 2016

        Audrie & Daisy Screening

        Menomonie High School 1715 5th St W, Menomonie, WI 54751 – Monday, November 14 at 7pm

        The Bridge to Hope is sponsoring a free showing of the documentary Audrie & Daisy which examines the effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two teen girls find that sexual assault crimes against them had been caught on camera. It is a powerful and genuinely emotional film.

        Appropriate for ages 14 plus. Students, parents, community members welcome. Direct questions to The Bridge to Hope, 715-235-9074.

          

        November 14-18, 2016

        Pediatric SANE Training

        Western Wisconsin Health Hospital, Baldwin, WI

        Forensic and Medical Nurse (SANE) Pediatric Advanced training. This 40 hour didactic training will take place at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, Wisconsin. The training is for practicing Registered Nurses and Advance Practice Nurses who will perform medical/forensic exams on patients in Wisconsin. Prior completion of a SANE Adult training is required in order to attend this training. 

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        November 17, 2017

        Transgender Day of Remembrance 

        Milwaukee, WI

        Join FORGE and community partners in marking the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

        The greater Milwaukee community will be honoring those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender bias or violence on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

        Time: 7:00pm

        Location: UWM Greene Hall, 3347 N. Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI

        This is a COMMUNITY event — for the community, of the community, by the community. Part of joining together as a community this year, is to hear multiple voices and diverse views.

        Food and connection will round out the evening.

        See event page here.

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        2017 Calendar
        Regional TA Events

        Webinars
        Statewide Events

           

        Registration Open

         

        > Dec 14 @ 10:00-11:30am:

        Rollout of the Updated CCR Toolkit 2016 (webinar)


        Save the Date
         

        > February 20-23, 2017: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Pewaukee

        > March 21, 2017:
        Legislative Advocacy Day,
        Madison

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