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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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        Events Across Wisconsin 

         

        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.

        To register click here.

         

        September 13-14, 2018

        Improving Services to Transgender and Non-Binary Victims of Crime

        MIlwaukee

        September 13: Improving Long-Term Services to Transgender and Non-Binary Victims of Crime

        This full day training is designed for providers who work with survivors of crimes, especially those who have longer-term relationships with survivors.

        September 14: Improving Urgent Services to Transgender and Non-Binary Victims of Crime

        This half day training will most benefit staff who work with victims of crime in urgent care settings or when individuals are in crisis

           

        September 17, 2018

        Responding to Strangulation Cases

        Pewaukee

        This day-long training is intended to aid law enforcement and prosecutors in understanding the complexities of strangulation to enhance overall investigation and prosecution efforts. Specifically, participants will understand the mechanisms used during strangulation and how those operate on the victim to either stop blood flow or cut off the airway or both. The symptoms experienced by the victim of each kind of strangulation will be discussed, and connections made between those symptoms and the law enforcement interview and prosecution direct exam.

        For more information or to register click here.

          

        September 18, 2018

        Doing the Groundwork: Supporting Adolescent Health to Shape Our Communities

        Weston

        Join HCET for the captivating conference 'Doing the Ground Work: Supporting Adolescent Health to Shape Our Communities' where we will bring together adolescent health professionals across Wisconsin. Participants will gain knowledge and tools to advance the quality of services and programming that we provide to youth. Conference topics will include:

        1. Sex Positivity as Prevention
        2. Sex Education and Youth with Disabilities
        3. Trauma Informed Care and Resiliency
        4. Sex Trafficking
        5. Creating Affirming Spaces for Trans Youth

        Registration information is here.

         

        September 20-21,2018

        Visionary Services for Wisconsin

        Rothschild, WI

        The Visionary Services for Wisconsin Conference highlights innovative practices to address the needs of victims and survivors of crime. Workshops include economic empowerment, increased access to mental health treatment, legal options for survivors, and more. The second day features two tracks: one for decision-makers (executive directors, program managers, board members, etc.) on building organizational capacity; and one for advocates on specialized topics in advocacy. Mark your calendars today!

        Registration, agenda, and more information will be available soon.

          

        September 25 - 27, 2018

        Homicide Prevention Through Domestic Violence Intervention

        Marshfield

        Cross-training among the various disciplines responsible for responding to a report of domestic violence is essential to ensuring that each professional understands, respects, and values the roles and responsibilities of their colleagues.  This multidisciplinary response is considered best practice as it provides a collaborative, victim-centered response to sensitive crimes by reducing the potential for re-victimization within the criminal justice system.  It also ensures an offender-focused response by gathering the facts of a case, focusing on the actions of the offender, and holding the perpetrator accountable for their crime. 

        This FREE, three-day conference is open to law enforcement, dispatchers, victim advocates, medical personnel, prosecutors, victim/witness specialists, and other community collaborators.

        Through presentations, videos, group and panel discussions, we will explore topics such as:

        • 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

        This training is sponsored by WI's Violence Against Women Act Justice System Training Program.

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        October 2 - 3, 2018

        Sexual Assault Initial Responder Best Practices

        New Richmond

        Cross-training among the various disciplines responsible for responding to a report of sexual assault is essential in ensuring that each professional understands, respects, and values the roles and responsibilities of their colleagues. This multidisciplinary response is considered best practice as it provides a collaborative, victim-centered response to sensitive crimes by reducing the potential for re-victimization by the criminal justice system and begins the process of healing for the victim. It also ensures an offender-focused response by gathering all of the facts of a case, drawing attention to the actions and behaviors of the offender, and holding the perpetrator of the crime accountable for their actions.

        The WI Department of Justice is proud to offer the training Sexual Assault Initial 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 or to register click here.

         

        October 8 - 10, 2018

        Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations: On Campus and in the Community

        La Crosse

        Cross-training among the various disciplines responsible for responding to a report of sexual assault is essential in ensuring that each professional understands, respects, and values the roles and responsibilities of their colleagues.  This multidisciplinary response is considered best practice as it provides a collaborative, victim-centered response to sensitive crimes by reducing the potential for re-victimization by the criminal justice system and begins the process of healing for the victim.  It also ensures an offender-focused response by gathering all of the facts of a case, drawing attention to the actions and behaviors of the offender, holding the perpetrator of the crime accountable for their actions.

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        October 24 - 26, 2018

        Sexual Assault Investigation Best Practices 

        Sheboygan 

        Cross-training among the various disciplines responsible for responding to a report of sexual assault is essential in ensuring that each professional understands, respects, and values the roles and responsibilities of their colleagues.  This multidisciplinary response is considered best practice as it provides a collaborative, victim-centered response to sensitive crimes by reducing the potential for re-victimization by the criminal justice system and begins the process of healing for the victim.  It also ensures an offender-focused response by gathering all of the facts of a case, drawing attention to the actions and behaviors of the offender, and holding the perpetrator of the crime accountable for their actions.

        For more information or to register click here.

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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