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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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        Kalahari Resort & Conference Center
        1305 Kalahari Drive
        Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


        Keynote Speaker

        Tracy Wright

        Tracy Wright, the Technical Assistance Provider and Women of Color Leadership Project Coordinator with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) for the National Resource Sharing Project. Her current work provides technical assistance and training to 16 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions. In this capacity, Tracy works with national entities to create a coordinated response to ending sexual violence, addresses emerging issues and carves out initiatives specifically for women of color in the anti-sexual violence movement.


        Registration Cost

        • SASPs - $100
        • Non-SASPs - $175


        Funding / Scholarships

        VOCA scholarships are still available. Apply now to send your staff to the Training Institute! Apply Here.

        • The single room rate is $82/night; double, triple and quadruple room rate is $129/night
        • Here is the agenda to be able to submit with your application. Please note the agenda times make shift slightly.



        • Advocates as Expert Witnesses
        • Building Your SAKI Program Within a MDT Framework
        • Centering and Prioritizing Women of Color in Organizations
        • Comprehensive Sexual Assault Services in a Dual Organization
        • Creating Trauma Informed Spaces for Families and Victims Throughout the Justice System
        • From Survivors to Thrivers: Creating a Safe Space for Healing and Empowerment of Latinx Survivors of Sexual Violence
        • Fundamentals of Creating and Maintaining Collaborative Campus Advocacy for Sexual Assault Services
        • Integrating Principles of Healthy Sexuality
        • It Doesn't Have to be Awkward: Creating a Culture of Consent
        • Lessons Learned from 11+ Years of Campus Advocacy
        • Mindful Communication
        • Planning and Implementing Successful Survivor Support Groups
        • Prevention Programming with Graduate and Professional Students
        • Self-care for the Clinician with Demonstration of TRE (Tension/Trauma Reduction Exercises)
        • Session Reserved for Women of Color
        • Smart Healthy Teen Dating
        • Social Media/Sexting Program
        • Successful Grant & Project Planning
        • Supporting and Strengthening Male Identifying Survivors
        • Toward LGBTQ+ Affirming Anti-Sexual Violence Work
        • Voices of Men: Engaging Men & Boys in Anti-Violence Work and Dismantling "Man Box" Culture


        Sexual violence is deeply connected to all forms of systemic oppression. We strongly encourage use of a framework that explores sexual violence through its inherent connection to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, capitalism, transphobia, homophobia, classism, ageism, ableism, sexism. Within this context, WCASA is suggesting five proposed themes for the Training Institute.

        • Advocacy: Proposals should relate to working directly with and outreach to individuals impacted by sexual violence.
        • Prevention: Proposals should address prevention across the lifespan, with an emphasis on primary prevention.
        • Program Management: Proposals should build skills related to day-to-day operations and management of programming. Examples include, but are not limited to, grant writing and reporting, supervision, budgets, program evaluation.
        • Systems: Proposals should address issues in the fields of criminal justice, campuses/education, medical and other systems.
        • Campus: Proposals should address sexual violence prevention and advocacy efforts in a campus setting.

        *Workshops may address more than one theme.

        All breakout sessions will be allotted 75 minutes. 


        Dates to Remember

        • February 9: Breakout proposals are due
        • Mid March: Registration opens
        • Early May: Registration closes


        Who Should Attend

        The Training Institute is geared towards professionals who work in the anti-sexual violence field, including but not limited to staff of sexual assault service providers, criminal justice system personnel, medical and reproductive health providers, educators/campuses, etc. All survivors and allies are welcome.


        The Link Between Sexual Violence & Oppression

        Sexual violence is deeply connected to all forms of systemic oppression. This year, the Training Institute strongly encouraged submissions using a framework that explores sexual violence through its inherent connection to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, capitalism, transphobia, homophobia, classism, ageism, ableism, and sexism. Within this context, WCASA suggested four proposed themes: advocacy, prevention, program management and systems.


        Voices of Courage 2018

        The Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon is a celebratory occasion that is incorporated in to the Training Institute every two years. The luncheon honors the outstanding work of Wisconsin individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to ending sexual violence. We invite friends, family and co-workers to hear the awardees share their story and accept their award.

        Have someone in mind in your community who you feel should get this award? Nominate someone today!


        Upcoming Events

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings


        Statewide & National Events


        Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Planning


        Registration Open


        > 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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