Announcement: Texas A&M Sexual Assault Survivor Services Committee – Dr. Jackson Katz Lecture Series

The Texas A&M University Sexual Assault Survivor Services Committee is proud to present Dr. Jackson Katz for a limited speaking engagement on October 4-5, 2017. Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.

In between lectures, Dr. Katz will be available at meet and greets and will be signing copies of his book, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.  Copies will be available for purchase or can be purchased in advance and brought to … Full Article

Announcement: TAASA’s 2018 Annual Conference – Call for Proposals


Join us in celebrating TAASA’s annual conference April 30th – May 2nd, 2018!

TAASA is excited to announce our 2018 annual conference in South Padre Island, Texas, April 30 – May 2, 2018. The conference brings together interdisciplinary professionals and activists to share information, advance learning opportunities, and support professional growth for those working in the anti-sexual violence and related fields. The theme of the conference is “Wade Into Deeper Waters.” We are looking for workshop proposals that broaden our knowledge and commitment to ending sexual violence and expand the boundaries of the … Full Article

Announcement: Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence – Advanced Leadership Training


Advanced Leadership Training Featuring National Domestic Violence Expert, Mark Wynn

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Training sponsored by: Collin County Council on Family Violence

One of the nation’s leading experts in domestic violence will provide an exclusive training for local leadership within Law Enforcement. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and expand your response to domestic violence cases.

Training Overview:

Mark Wynn will present an overview of the dangerousness, complexity and liability risk to officers and departments when dealing with domestic violence. Utilizing existing case laws of “failure to protect” suits, this training will also help agencies manage liability within their departments. Further, Mr. … Full Article

Announcement: 2017 North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference – October 18th – 20th

2017 North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference- October 18th– 20th

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This year the conference will be a 3 day professional event from October 18th-20th. The purpose of the North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference is to provide an environment where organizations and individuals have an opportunity to gain valuable insight into current best practices as well as emerging trends in criminal justice response, victim assistance, education, and mental health. The workshops provided during this conference are aimed at addressing the needs of professionals in a variety of different settings and disciplines.

The conference is designed to provide continuing education to many disciplines from law enforcement and first responders to faith leaders, health professionals and counselors. … Full Article

Announcement: AACAT Human Trafficking Conference – September 14th

September 14th: AACAT Human Trafficking Conference


What? Our annual AACAT Human Trafficking Conference which will cover topics such as Child Sex Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery, Legislative Updates, and Labor Trafficking.   

Where? The Norris Conference Center  618 NW Loop 410  San Antonio 78216  

When? Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:30am- Registration 9:00am-4:30pm- Conference Light breakfast provided.  Lunch on your own.   

Tickets Tickets are $15 Get your ticket at   

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Announcement: Joint Access Statement on Immigration

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) stand together with our member programs across the state to promote the health and safety of all individuals, families and communities.

The long standing fear among immigrant communities, and people of color whose citizenship is called into question, has significantly grown in the face of recent state and national directives targeted at immigrants. Valid fears, enforcement actions, and deportation leaves families with irreplaceable voids and diminished community trust. As the statewide coalitions against domestic and sexual violence we know that these increased vulnerabilities create dangerous barriers to lifesaving supports and services for victims of sexual & domestic violence. We are also critically aware that justice and … Full Article

Announcement: Register for July Webinars!

Upcoming Webinar Opportunities

Please note: these webinars were originally presented in May of 2017. The demand for these webinars meant many were unable to register, so they are being repeated.  No new information has been added to either webinar. If you previously attended these webinars, please do not register again, in order to allow others an opportunity to view them. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Wende Hilsenrod at

Title: A Glimpse into the Myths, Realities and the Culture of American Human Trafficking

Date: July 18, 2017 

Time: 10:00-11:30 AM, Central Standard Time 

Presenter: Wende Hilsenrod 

Webinar Description: 

This training will address the dynamics of control that bind a … Full Article

Out Now: 2017 Spring Newsletter

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As you may have heard, TAASA is excited to host four engaging events, including the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) the week of June 6-9, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Special thanks to all contributors who provided great information in this issue, including Zoila Rizzo for her article in Spanish!

Download the Spring newsletter to peruse articles written specifically for conference attendees. We look forward to seeing everyone in June. Want More? Check out other recent newsletters!

Visit to check registration info, schedules, and more. Conference registration closes May 16, 2017.

Announcement: ONE WEEK to Register for Conference!

nsac-taasa-2017Registration for the 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) closes on Tuesday, May 16th. If you haven’t registered, you have one final week to register for the opportunity to attend this amazing conference!  

We envision this year’s conference as a place for people in the anti-sexual violence movement, and beyond, to gather and collectively move the needle – to push beyond “courageous conversations” and into CRITICAL ACTION.  The time is now to recognize the intersections in our work and take deliberate, conscious steps to eradicate sexual violence at its roots, while we continue to forge and refine … Full Article

Announcement: Register for a Free Webinar this Month!

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This is just a reminder about an upcoming webinar opportunity May 31, 2017. Look it over and register if you’re interested! If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Wende Hilsenrod at

Title: A Glimpse into the Culture, Myths and Realities of American Human Trafficking

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 10:00-11:30 AM (Central Time)

Presenter: Wende Hilsenrod

Webinar Description:
It is important to understand the types of control and type of trafficking a victim was involved in. Embedded in these dynamics are the myths, realities, culture, and triggers that affected the victim and can keep them chained to the pimp. Having this knowledge can give Advocates, Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice system … Full Article