At this years National Sexual Assault Conference in Hollywood, CA, CALCASA hosted a variety of workshops dedicated to Intervention/Advocacy for advocates working with survivors of sexual violence. Among these workshops was a session entitled: Circle of Hope: Facilitating Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Support Groups.
Support groups are effective and powerful interventions for reducing isolation and increasing self-efficacy among survivors of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV). This practical workshop introduced a curriculum specific to IPSV support groups, with activities that may be incorporated into more general sexual assault groups.
- Jennifer Levy-Peck, PhD – Program Management Specialist, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)
- Trisha Smith – Advocacy Specialist, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)
Below are some materials from this workshop:
Leadership for a Successful Support Group
Intimate Partner Sexual Assault Support Group Guide
To view a complete list of workshops, speakers and information related to the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, click here.