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WCASA is Wisconsin's only state-wide coalition dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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        Our Mission

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


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        WCASA Events

        WCASA caters its events towards the needs of its membership and the service providers of the state as a whole. It also partners with a number of social service organizations to provide comprehensive training and awareness-raising programming year round.

        Also see events and webinars going on statewide and nationally.

          

        upcoming 2018 trainings and events

        *Please keep checking back for updates

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        August 14-17
        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS)
        American Family Insurance Training Center, Madison

        August 29-31
        National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC)
        Anaheim, CA

        September 5-6
        Fall Director's Meeting

        September 25 & 26
        Northern Training
        Red Cliff

        October
        Domestic Violence Awareness Month

        November
        Voices of Men Community Breakfast
        Appleton

        November 9
        WCASA Annual Meeting
        WCASA Office, Madison

        December 4-7
        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS)
        American Family Insurance Training Center, Madison

         

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        February
        Teen Dating & Sexual Violence Awareness Month

        February 4-6
        Teen Summit on Dating & Sexual Violence

        February 20-23
        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS)
        American Family Insurance Training Center, Madison

        March 6

        Support WCASA on Community Shares of Wisconsin's Big Share, an online giving day.

        March 27
        CCR/SART In-Person Training
        Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

        April
        Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

        April 7
        Survivors & Allies Day of Healing
        First United Methodist Church, Madison

        April 7
        7th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol
        WI State Capitol (inside), Madison

        April 25
        Denim Day

        April 30 (10a-3p)
        An Intersectional Approach to PREA Advocacy Training Series
        Madison

        May 1 (10a-3p)
        An Intersectional Approach to PREA Advocacy Training Series
        Eau Claire

        May 2 (10a-3p)
        An Intersectional Approach to PREA Advocacy Training Series
        Menasha

        May 16 & 17
        Spring Directors Meeting
        De Pere

        May 15-18
        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS)
        Weston

        June 7-8
        Training Institute

        Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells

        June 8
        Voices of Courage Luncheon

        Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells

        June 22
        Paths to Healing Conference
        American Family Insurance Training Center, Madison

         

        reoccuring events

        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.
        • Paths to Healing Conference (held every June) - Paths to Healing is a day-long conference that provides support and explore what we need to do as a community to respond to the needs of sexual abuse survivors. It is intended for child sex abuse survivors – particularly male survivors – supportive allies, advocates, health and mental health professionals, and law enforcement.
        • Northern Training (usually 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) (4x/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 - 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.

        Upcoming Events

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional Technical Assistance

        Webinars

        Statewide & National Events

           

        Registration Open

          

        Summer Prevention Webinar Series (all 10:00-11:30am)

        > July 23, 2018: 

        Zooming In: Poetry as an Entry Point into Violence Prevention Work

        > July 30, 2018: How to Talk to Teens about Sexting

        > August 6, 2018: Ni Santas, Ni Putas: The impact of external and internalized misogyny on Latina survivors

        > August 14-17, 2018:
        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Madison

        > September 5 & 6, 2018: Director's Meeting, Marshfield

         

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        September 25 & 26, 2018:

        Northern TrainingRed Cliff

        > May 2-3, 2019: Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference, Milwaukee

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