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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 

         

        February 19, 2018

        DOJ Forensic Nurse Examiner Adult and Adolescent Basic Training

        Forensic Nurse Examiner (SANE) Adult and Adolescent training. This 40 hour didactic training will take place at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton, WI the week of February 19, 2018.

        Trainings are open to practicing RN's, PA's and NP's who will perform medical/forensic exams on patients in Wisconsin and have been practicing for at least 2 years. 

        Forensic nursing is a highly detailed subspecialty that builds upon the knowledge and critical thinking skills of an experienced nurse who demonstrates attention to detail. In addition, having a facility to perform the exams prior to taking the course is required. 

        To register or for more information click here.

         

        February 28, 2018 (9:00-11:00am)

        Wisconsin VINE & VPO

        Madison Police Department Training Center, 5702 Femrite Drive, Madison, WI 53718

        Wisconsin VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is a statewide service sponsored by the Department of Corrections. It provides victims of crime, victim advocates and law enforcement access to timely and reliable information regarding offenders. Wisconsin VINE monitors the custody status of offenders and is available to victims for free, 24/7/365.

        See event page for registration and more information.

         

        March 1, 2018 (9:00am - 12:00pm)

        Wisconsin VINE & VPO

        Lafayette County Courthouse, Lafayette County Board Room, 626 Main Street, Darlington, WI 53530

        Wisconsin VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is a statewide service sponsored by the Department of Corrections. It provides victims of crime, victim advocates and law enforcement access to timely and reliable information regarding offenders. Wisconsin VINE monitors the custody status of offenders and is available to victims for free, 24/7/365.

        See event page for registration and more information.

         

        March 15-16, 2018 (8am - 4:30pm)

        Sexual Assault Initial Responders: Best Practices

        Department of Social Services, 1011 N. 8th St., Room 372, Sheboygan, WI 53081

        This training will examine the trauma impact of a sexual assault, offender dynamics, initial responder action steps, trauma-informed interviews and techniques, evidence identification and preservation, and effective testifying tips. Registration is available online at www.cvent.com/d/ytq55c.

          

        March 22, 2018 (10:00am - 4:30pm)

        Responding to Survivors with Disabilities

        Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St., Central Meeting Room 1, Green Bay, WI 54301

        Presented by the Victim Advocacy Program of Disability Rights Wisconsin, this training will include a discussion on how victimization can have a different impact on a person with a disability, how the criminal justice system can both help and hinder survivors with disabilities, and barriers to receiving services and accessing the victim response team. Registration is available online at www.cvent.com/d/rtq5q9.

         

        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

         

        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.

        Seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth, Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking from across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women and gender in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism. Due date for submissions: Friday, November 10, 2017

        For more information or to submit a proposal before Nov 10,2017 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

         

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings

        Webinars

        Statewide & National Events

         

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        > February 20-22, 2018: 

        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Madison

        > 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

          

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        > March 6, 2018


        > 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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