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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 partners with a number of social service organizations to provide comprehensive training and awareness-raising programming year round. See the 2014 Events Calendar pdf file and stay tuned for 2015.

        Our monthly newsletters are also a great place to find information about upcoming events and regional trainings. 

        Events sponsored by our partners are listed on the State-wide page; webinars and other conferences are listed on the National page.

         

        WCASA's 2014 Trainings and Events 

         

        August 13 
        WCASA Webinar Series: Policy
        August 16 Survivors & Allies Picnic
        Garner Park, Madison
        Sept 10 & 11 
        Fall Director's Meeting
        Landmark Inn, Egg Harbor
        Oct 8 
        WCASA Webinar Series
        ALL*
        Nov 3-6 
        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS)
        Madison
        Nov 13 
        Annual Meeting & Luncheon
        Madison
        Dec 10 
        WCASA Webinar Series
        Topic TBD

         

        *If you would like the Brochures and Registration Forms emailed to you, please Contact WCASA.

         

        Reimbursements
        **If you've attended an event and are eligible to submit for reimbursement, complete and submit this reimbursement form.

         

        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.

        • 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.

        Upcoming Events

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        Register

         

        > 8/13: WCASA Webinar Series: Policy
        > 8/16:
        Survivors & Allies Picnic

        > 9/25: Regional SART Meeting

        > 10/8: WCASA Webinar Series: ALL*
         

        Save the Date

         

        > 9/10-11: Fall Directors Meeting

        > 10/4: Survivors & Allies Fall Meeting

        > 11/3-6: SAVAS
        > 11/13: WCASA Annual Meeting

         

        Calendars

         

        > 2014 WCASA Events

        > Regional TA Events

        > Statewide Events

         


        WCASA Blog

        Guest Opinion (The Oregonian): Rape victims should not be afraid to report crimes

        This Guest Opinion is re-posted with permission from Danielle Tudor, author of this article. The original can be found at http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/03/rape_victims_should_not_be_afr.html. I learned recently that Richard Troy Gillmore requested that his ninth parole hearing, which was scheduled for April 9, be postponed for another two years.  To me, this is a victory in my ongoing […]

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        New Research:

        Strengths and Silences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Rural and Small Town Schools (report by GLSEN; link to press release on their site; study can be downloaded as PDF from linked page)


        Resource Highlights:

        Some items that have been updated:

        For more, see our Resources pages.