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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 


        March 13, 2018 (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

        Advancing primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp (webinar)

        How are you advancing sexual and domestic violence prevention in the era of #MeToo, #TimesUp, and re-lated movements? Join PreventConnect and guests from across the country in a national Prevention Town Hall to explore how current dialogue has impacted prevention work, opportunities to partner with new voices and sectors, and visions for inspiring people to move towards action.


        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 20, 2018 (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

        Working with Interpreters: Enhancing Communications with Individuals Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (webinar)

        This webinar will help participants distinguish between interpreter qualifications, certifications, and speciali-zations to ensure quality and appropriate language access delivery. Presenters will discuss interpreter codes of conduct and the roles of interpreters. They will highlight the importance of confidentiality, impartiality, and accuracy. Participants will gain practical strategies for working with interpreters and improving working relationships as well as what to do when an interpreter is not available.


        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.


        March 23, 2018 (8:30am - 2:30pm)

        Resisting Injustice 2018 MMG Law Annual Conference

        Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703

        A one-day conference in which we will be exploring ways different community service providers and legal professionals encounter and resist injustice in the legal system and community, especially the immigrant community.   This will include discussions with immigration and criminal defense lawyers and community advocates detailing their efforts to challenge injustice and exploring new opportunities in the community to further these efforts. Register here by March 15.


        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.

        Presentations vary across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women and gender in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism.

        To see the conference schedule and list of speakers click here

        Register here!


        May 2 & 3, 2018

        Bi-annual SART Training

        Racine, WI

        Join Sexual Assault Services of Lutheran Social Services and the Racine County Sexual Assault Response Team for a two day training with Dr. Jim Hopper and Miriam Falk, JD. Participants will gain knowledge of trauma response and its effects on the brains of sexual assault victims. They will also explore practical methods to apply this knowledge to sexual assault investigations.

        Registration is low cost and there will be some scholarships available. For more information, see flyer.


        September 11 & 12, 2018

        Rejuvenating Tribal Communities Conference

        Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Milwaukee WI

        Topics will include a keynote by Chance Rush and sessions on the prescription drug and heroin epidemic, AODA, foster care & parenting, child support, wellness court, VOCA, and self-care among others. Download flyer.




        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



        Therapy groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse - Updated Flyer


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        2018 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings


        Statewide & National Events


        Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Planning


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        > 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

        > May 15-18, 2018: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Weston

        May 16 & 17, 2018: Spring Directors Meeting, De Pere


        Save the Date


        > 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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