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2015 TAASA Board of Directors Nominations

Dear TAASA Members

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) Board is issuing a call for nominations for the 2015 Board of Directors.  The TAASA Board seeks to have a board that reflects the membership of the association and its dedication to the mission and purpose of TAASA.

Each year a slate of candidates is prepared by the Nominating Committee of the Board according to the terms ending of current board members and/or the current board election rotation.  (more…)

Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

Talking Points

The buzz around the invention of a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs has captured the attention of the media.  What an attractive idea that stopping a rape could be as simple as choosing the right cosmetic.  With all the attention on sexual assault recently it’s no wonder that a feel good story about this issue would be  popular with the public.  This might be a golden opportunity to commend the ingenuity and intention of these young men while carefully avoiding the trap of endorsing this as a game-changer in rape prevention.  While women should be empowered with knowledge that enables them to negotiate their own safety, what puts them at risk for sexual violence is not the lack of that knowledge but rather the existence of people who will perpetrate. (more…)

33rd Annual Conference Requests for Proposals


As we look forward to our next annual conference of 2015, please fill out your Request for Proposal by September 1st, 2014. Also, stay tuned for more updates as we establish conference workshops, schedules, and more details! For more information, please contact our Events Manager, Cecilia Perkins.

Although TAASA will no longer provide Nurse CNE’s,  we will continue to offer TCOLE credits, and continuing education for Social Work and LPC licenses. (more…)

New Talking Points for Surge of Unaccompanied Minors

The humanitarian crisis involving a surge of unaccompanied minors at the Texas-Mexico border is unprecedented.  Sexual assault service providers in Texas are prepared to work with local, state and national partners to ensure the needs of the children in crisis are appropriately and holistically addressed.

For more information, please contact Rose Luna, Director of Communications

Unaccompanied Minors-Talking Points-July 2014

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Integrating Evaluation into Prevention Curricula

TAASA is pleased to announce the release of a new resource: Activity-Based Assessment:... 

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