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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. WCASA has a full Training and Event Calendar planned for 2014: see the 2014 Events Calendar. pdf file

        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 

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

         

        april 2014

        Sexual Assault Awareness Month
         
        Denim Day
        April 23, 2014
         

        Survivors & Allies Task Force / Voices of Courage / Wrap Around the Capitol
        Masonic Center, Madison
        April 26, 2014

         

        may 2014

        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS)
        Fairfield Inn & Suites, Weston
        May 5-8, 2014
        WAITLIST ONLY
         
        Director's Meeting
        Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids
        May 14 & 15, 2014

         

        june 2014

        BUILDING NETWORKS for Advocacy and Reproductive Health
        Crowne Plaza, Madison
        June 5 & 6, 2014
        *Details to be announced

        Paths to Healing
        Sheraton Hotel, Madison
        June 19, 2014
         

         

        july 2014

        Northern Training
        Location TBD
        July 16 & 17
         

        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.

        • Annual Meeting (held each November) - WCASA celebrates the year’s accomplishments and our commitment to survivors. We need your presence, your participation, and your voice to work together to build a stronger WCASA. Come and join us in the discussion as we look toward the future. The schedule is as follows:

        Upcoming Events

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        > 4/26: Survivors & Allies Task Force / Voices of Courage / Wrap Around the Capitol, Madison
           CLOSED

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        5/5-8: SAVAS, Weston
           CLOSED

        > 5/14-15 Director's Meeting, Wisconsin Rapids

        > 6/19: Paths to Healing, Madison
         

        Save the Date

         

        > 4/23: Denim Day

        > 7/16-17: Northern Training

         

        Calendars

         

        > 2014 WCASA Events

        > Regional TA Events

        > Statewide Events

         


        WCASA Blog

        Faith Community Advocacy to Prevent/End Sexual Assault Violence Especially Its Impact on the LGBTQ Community

        [This bulletin is being reposted with permission from Rainbow Community Cares (RCCares) - © 2013]. For more information, see www.rccares.org — Faith Community Advocacy to Prevent/End Sexual Assault Violence Especially Its Impact on the LGBTQ Community   What is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? April has been set aside as the month when, for the past 13 […]

        Of NOte:

        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.