For many rural advocates, supporting teens is some of the most intimidating and confusing work they do. To support teen sexual violence survivors, advocates have to be able to work with and support their non-offending parents/guardians, as well as navigate different systems. It’s a lot to manage.... more
Active listening is one of the most important skills we use as advocates. We may be the only person in a survivor’s life that they can speak to about their experiences of sexual violence, work through issues related to the abuse, and share ways that systems of oppression have impacted their... more
As people working at sexual assault coalitions and local programs learn more about transformative justice, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to use these concepts to inform and strengthen our work. There is no single blueprint and there are so many possibilities. This resource compilation... more
This training presentation was developed by Rebecca Nickels, MSW | RPN Strategies for the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) Trauma Informed Supervision training in 2018. It is shared with permission of the author, Rebecca Nickels, MSW.
This annotated bibliography is for advocates, policy makers and allies to help inform their work of meeting the needs of sexual assault survivors. This document provides the best available research to explore sexual assault program services and the challenges with meeting sexual assault survivors... more
As coalitions participate in dialogues about Sexual Assault Kits (SAK), it is important for us to consider multiple facets of the issue. Addressing needs related to SAK evidence requires us to think deeply about how to best address protection of victim rights and confidentiality, offender... more