Forget about the mayhem of Black Friday (the busiest retail shopping day of the year) and look forward to the month of TRS with CALCASA.  Yes TRS!  Trainings , Registrations and Scholarships.  It is understandable if you have forgotten about the great upcoming training opportunities.  I do not blame you;  the recent holiday festivities and the stress that can sometime be associated with such an event (read Managing Holiday Stress) can make anyone forget things.  This is just a friendly reminder regarding the training events available to you, your coworkers, staff and volunteers of California rape crisis centers.
Women of Color –  South Caucus Training
December 1, 2010 in Santa Barbara, CA from  8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  To register and access scholarships.
Women of Color – North Caucus Training
December 3, 2010 in Sacramento, CA from  8:00am – 4:30pm.  To register and access scholarships.
 A.S.C.E.N.D.  (Leadership) Academy
December 6 – 10, 2010 in Pacifica CA  Training Full / Registration Closed
Advocacy For Persons With Disabilities Caucus Training
December 10, 2010 in San Diego, CA  from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.  To register and access scholarships.
Queer Women Caucus Training
December 14, 2010 in Hollywood, CA from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.  To register and access scholarships
December 16, 2010 in San Francisco, CA from 9:30 am – 4:30pm.  To register and access scholarships
 CALCASA is your statewide coalition.  We believe it is important to invest in people to increase personal and professional development that will ultimately improve the depth and quality of services that an agency is able to provide to sexual assault survivors and the community.    And yes! TRS is not just for staff;  your reliable and dedicated volunteers are welcome to attend the CALCASA caucuses and trainings.   1 day of super duper shopping  can exhaust you physically and deplete your bank account but 3 weeks of professional and personal development can energize and change an entire community.  I look forward to seeing you at one of these events