WCASA partners with a number of social service organizations to provide comprehensive training and awareness-raising programming year round. See the 2015 WCASA Calendar .
Our monthly newsletters are also a great place to find information about upcoming events and regional trainings.
Upcoming 2015 trainings and events
|Sept 2-4||National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC)
|Sept 16 & 17||Fall Dual Director's Meeting
|Sept 26||Dining for Peace, Prevention & Healing: A
Fundraiser for WCASA/30th Anniversary
Olbrich Gardens, Madison
|Sept 29||Statewide Campus & SASP Networking (online)|
|October||Domestic Violence Awareness Month|
|Oct 14||WCASA Webinar Series: Boundaries|
|Oct 24||Survivors & Allies Task Force Meeting
Lac Courte Oreilles Casino, Hayward
|Nov 2-5||Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS)
Madison Concourse, Madison
|Nov 12||WCASA Annual Meeting
Catholic Multicultural Center, Madison
|Nov 17||SART & CCR Networking Event
Northeast Region, Location TBD
|Dec 9||WCASA Webinar Series: Trauma|
If you've attended an event and are eligible to submit for reimbursement, complete and submit this reimbursement form.
If you don't see an event above, information has not been released yet. For now, you can view information from the last scheduled event here:
- Director's Meetings (held 2x/year) - Domestic violence, sexual assault and tribal executive directors to learn, share, challenge and enhance sexual assault and domestic violence services in our state.WCASA co-sponsors the meeting with American Indians Against Abuse and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.
- Northern Training (held every July) - Each year, American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA), End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and WCASA present annual training for rural and tribal programs. This training was designed for staff of Wisconsin rural and tribal domestic and sexual abuse programs. Advocates of all experience levels are welcome.
- Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS) (2x/year) - This training addresses the needs of being a victim advocate - whether working the crisis line, providing medical or legal advocacy, working with a community coordinated response team or more. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills necessary to prove comprehensive advocacy for victims. New sexual assault advocates, domestic violence victim advocates, and other professionals who want to learn more information about sexual violence are encouraged to attend.
- Survivors & Allies Task Force Meetings (2x/year) - Survivors and Allies Task Force Meetings are held to bring Wisconsin survivors and their allies together so they may network and discuss new developments in the sexual assault movement. It is important to make the connection between the two groups. The purpose of the meeting is to provide survivors with opportunities to voice their concerns and suggestions about current issues that the sexual assault movement is facing.
- Voices of Courage Awards Ceremony/Luncheon (held every April) - The ceremony honors the outstanding work of Wisconsin individuals and organizations that have exceeded the very highest standards in their dedicated efforts to end sexual violence and support survivors.
- Wrap Around the Capitol (held every April) - Survivors and allies join hands and encircle the capitol to show our support for survivors of sexual violence in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
- Annual Meeting (held each November) - WCASA celebrates the year’s accomplishments, our commitment to survivors and discuss the future.