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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 

         

        May 31 - June 2, 2017

        Campus Sexual Assault Investigation Training

        Dreyfus University Center, UW Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

        When a sexual assault occurs on campus, both campus and criminal justice systems may become involved.  While both systems have some common goals, the rules and procedures differ.  Meeting those common goals is best accomplished through a coordinated response based on a mutual understanding of each system’s responsibilities and requirements. 

         
        This no-cost, highly interactive two and a half day training is designed to help identify those common goals and develop an understanding of the differences between the two systems.

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        June 1, 2017

        PATCH For Providers Workshop

        Baraboo High School, 1201 Draper Road, Baraboo, WI

        4:30pm-7pm

        Join PATCH (Providers & Teens Communicating for  Health) and Hope House for an innovated, teen-facilitated workshop that uses skits, short quizzes, and other activities to educate, engage, and empower health care providers on ways to better connect with teens. The PATCH for Providers workshops stresses the importance of establishing trust, being respectful, and using appropriate communication strategies with teen patients. PATCH recognizes that teens themselves are best equipped to offer accurate and authentic insight into adolescent experiences, concerns, and preferences; so we rely on our Teen Educators to be the experts, to share their stories, and to represent a diverse group of teen perspectives. We welcome anyone who works with teens to attend this workshop, including school staff, social workers, mental health professionals, and medical care providers. Attendees are welcome to bring their own dinner.

        Email preventcoord@hopehousescw.org by May 31 to RSVP.

         

        June 16-17, 2017

        Yetta Young's Butterfly Confessions

        UW-Milwaukee Recital Hall, 2200 East Kenwood Avenue, MUS 175, Milwaukee, WI

        Directed by Catina Cole, UW alumni and local theater activist, Yetta Young's Butterfly Confessions a stage-play, is a love letter to women of color that reveals heartfelt emotions about intimacy, sexual responsibility and overcoming adversity. The play blends humor and heartbreak with education, empowerment and inspiration while bringing awareness to domestic violence and HIV/AIDS.

        Friday, June 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. (Passes available for press)

        Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m

        To see event flyer click here.

        To purchase tickets click here.

         

        June 30, 2017
        Amplify Leadership Institute: Advocates of Color Conference

        Sheraton Hotel, Brookfield, WI

        This is a free conference for advocates of color in WI; this year we’ll also be offering a youth of color track for young folks in anti-violence programs.  We’re honored to have Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United as our keynote.  The conference will be held at the Sheraton hotel in Brookfield on June 30th and a special networking/information event for advocates of color will be happening the evening before. 

        Registration & more information will be available by April 21st.

          

        July 9 - 14, 2017

        Summer Learning and Leadership Camp

        St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI

        The Diversity Leadership Iinstitute & Moore, a program of The Privilege Institute, is pleased to announce our summer camp for future leaders. The region’s first ever diversity and leadership overnight summer Institute for kids entering grades 9-12. Programming includes interactive workshops, keynotes, performances, wellness activities, service work, networking with community leaders & Moore.

        All activities and programming are designed to focus on mind, body and spirit. Participants will be provided practical skills, tools and strategies for addressing complex and challenging issues related to diversity, power, privilege, leadership & Moore.

        To see event posters click here.

        To see schedule click here.

        For more information or to register click here.

           

        September 7, 2017

        Child Sex Trafficking – From Suspicion to Disclosure

        Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd. Waukesha, WI

        Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the system for CST victims. Understand how each team member’s role can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Discuss question strategy, interview fatigue, language use and interview suggestions.

        For more information or to register click here.

         

        November 7, 2017

        8th Annual Voices of Men Call-to-Action Breakfast

        More information to follow. See event site here.

          

        November 15-17, 2017

        End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's Statewide Conference, Collective Liberation: Movement Building for the Year Ahead
        Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay

        Details to come.

           

        2017 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.

        For more information on trainings including all dates click here.

          

        2017 SANE Training Dates and Locations

        1. SANE Adult: February 20-24, Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Hospital, Racine

        Lab dates March 11th and March 25th, Meriter Hospital

        2. SANE Adult: April 3-7, Aurora Kenosha Medical Center

        Lab dates April 22nd and May 20th, Meriter Hospital

         3. SANE Adult: August 7-11, Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff

        Lab dates August 26th and September 9th

        To register click here.

         4. SANE Pediatric: October 16-20, Aurora Kenosha Medical Center

        For more information on the DOJ SANE Trainings click here.

        If you have questions about DOJ SANE trainings, please contact Lori Thompson at thompsonll@doj.state.wi.us.

         

        See Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Events

        Groups:

        Adult Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse groups for men and women beginning in April

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        2017 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings

        Webinars
        Statewide Events

         

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        > June 15 & 29 / July 7 & 13: Summer Prevention Webinar Series

        > June 22: Paths to Healing Conference, Crowne Plaza, Madison 

        > June 27 @ 4pm: Film Screening of Major!, WCASA Office

        > June 27 @ 10am: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and People with Disabilities (webinar)
        > June 27: Statewide Campus Sexual Assault Meeting, UW-Stevens Point

        > July 25-26, Northern TrainingHo Chunk Casino, Baraboo

        > August 7-10, Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), La Crosse

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