33rd Annual Conference Requests for Proposals
TAASA WILL HOLD ITS 33RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE FROM MARCH 1ST-5TH, 2015 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.
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, Cecelia 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.
Our major institutions such as colleges & universities, faith-based communities, and the military continue to struggle with finding effective approaches to ending sexual violence. Intervention advocates, criminal justice personnel, forensic nurses, and social justice allies, as well as others, constantly thrive to be more responsive to victims and learn how best to do our jobs. Our needs may be specific to our role yet there is wisdom in learning in an environment that draws upon the experiences, perspectives, and strengths of the broadest range of participants.
This conference is designed to meet the diverse needs of a multidisciplinary audience. TAASA’s Annual Conference will continue to be appropriate for the novice and the veteran alike. In addition to the general workshops, there will be specialized training in primary prevention, diversity, leadership/administration, technology, advanced clinical and volunteer management.
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
Sexual Assault Advocates Write to President Obama
Sexual Assault Advocates Respond to President Obama About Humanitarian Crisis
Founded by Arte Sana (art heals) in 2004, ALAS has created original outreach materials, tracked the availability of victim services in Spanish across the nation, and has developed nationally endorsed position statements that advocate for the rights of Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence.
ALAS and the undersigned signatories represent more than 155 anti-sexual violence advocates, organizations, and allies across the nation. We write in response to the humanitarian crisis that is occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border, including both the detention of immigrant children and any attempts to expedite the removal of these children. (more…)
(TAASA) introduces “Texas Safety University” in San Angelo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2014
Contact: Rose Luna – TAASA Communications Program Director- 512-659-8065 – email@example.com
Crystal Ward – Education Coordinator, Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center – 325-655-2000
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) introduces “Texas Safety University” a smartphone app providing college students easy access to sexual assault resources
San Angelo, Texas – The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) along with the Angelo State University, and Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center proudly introduce “TX Safety U” a campus app instantly connecting college students, faculty and staff with sexual assault victim assistance on campus and in the community. TX Safety U is a free app available on both iOS and Android platforms. The launch is timely as President Obama’s White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault recently released its report and recommendations on www.notalone.gov. “The administrations spotlight on the issue of campus sexual assault is encouraging,” said Annette Burrhus-Clay, TAASA’s Executive Director. “Making support for rape victims more accessible is just common sense.” (more…)
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