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 two-part session entitled: Building Sexual Assault Advocacy: Key Competencies (Part 1 and 2)
Strong advocacy practice starts with knowing yourself and understanding the key competencies of advocacy. In this workshop, assessments showed the strengths you bring to helping survivors. It provides the base for a personal plan to grow as an advocate. We discussed challenges of advocacy and collaborated on strategies to strengthen sexual assault services, with a focus on dual/multi-service agencies. Advocates left with strategies for effective advocacy and a personal action plan.
- Kris Bein: Rural TA Specialist, Resource Sharing Project (RSP)
- Sally Laskey: Associate Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
You can download the power point slides for this workshop here, as well as the Personal Advocacy Action Plan and the Personal Assessment for Advocates.
To view a complete list of workshops, speakers and information related to the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, click here.