Announcement: Denim Day is April 26!

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Make a Statement with Us

Denim Day has become a revered event for local rape crisis centers during Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM).

This event signifies the transcendence of victim blaming across the globe. Most often the challenge for sexual assault victims and advocates is maneuvering a society and system guided by the misconceptions of sexual assault.

Denim Day allows for a visual and powerful reclamation of choice, freedom and redirects the blame where it belongs – on the perpetrator and not the “jeans”. Learn more at http://denimdayinfo.org/about/.

Announcement: Enter our #SAAPM2017 Contest!

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You can enter our #SAAPM2017 #TurnTexasTeal2017 contest via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram starting April 18th! Three ways to enter:

  • Change your profile picture via Twibbon
  • Post a Speak Up Speak Out video
  • Take a photo by 1 of the 32 Speak Up Speak Out billboards in Texas
  • Tag @TAASA (for Facebook or Twitter) @TAASA_TX (Instagram) in your post & use both #SAAPM2017 #TurnTexasTeal2017 hashtags, and we’ll enter you in a drawing for a free year (individual) membership!

    We will contact winners the first week of May. To learn more about what an … Full Article

    Announcement: 2017 Diversity Task Force Scholarship Recipients

    The Diversity Task Force scholarship fund is made possible by the statewide support of TAASA members, Diversity Task Force volunteers, and other allies. On behalf of TAASA’s Diversity Scholarship Committee, we thank everyone who took the time to complete a thorough application. Each application was qualified and carefully reviewed. We encourage all applicants to keep up the good work in positively impacting the movement to end sexual violence.

    Scholarship recipients will receive an email notification with logistic details soon. Congrats and we’ll see you at the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) in Dallas!

    • Jeyline Satterwhite
    • Candice Holloway
    • Katrina Stewart
    • Eleany Ochoa
    • K’Danz Cruz
    • Roberto Escobedo
    • Hope Miller
    • Nyna Burright
    • Denisse Garcia
    • Martha Garcia

    Announcement: #TurnTexasTeal in April!

    Raise Awareness in April

    As you may know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).  We are excited to hear about the SAAPM initiatives you have planned. If you post about your events, tag them with #SAAPM so we all can see them in our feed and re-post to amplify your efforts!

    We hope that you plan to participate on social media in our efforts to #TurnTexasTeal throughout the month of April.  We are asking everyone to donate their social media profile pics to help raise awareness of the issue.  You can participate by going to http://twibbon.com/support/turn-texas-teal-2017. Please share this link often on all your social media accounts to help spread the word!

    Also, TAASA has … Full Article

    Announcement: Register for April Webinars!

    April Webinars

    We have free, fabulous webinar opportunities during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Look over training descriptions below and take a moment to sign up today!

    If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Alex Perotti at aperotti@taasa.org.

    Tue, Apr 11, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

    Title: Bouncing Back From Burnout

    Description:

    Thousands of advocates struggle with depression, obesity, immune disorders, addiction and anxiety – frequently the result of vicarious trauma. The good news – vicarious trauma is preventable! This webinar explores ways to leave work at work.

    Registration URL: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2948855382731713281

    Tuesday, April 18th  10:00 am – 11:30 am CDT

    Title: Mission Impossible: Finding … Full Article

    Membership: TAASA Award Nominations

    Nominate An Advocate for a TAASA Award

    Do you know someone who is a catalyst for change, and exemplifies being an advocate in the mission to end sexual assault? TAASA invites you to honor those who have helped open doors, build bridges, and have shared their energy and creativity in the campaign against sexual violence by nominating them for a TAASA Award!

    As a member, you have the opportunity to nominate individuals for varying awards such as ‘Champion for Social Change’ to ‘Community Empowerment Award’ amongst others. 

    For nomination categories, rules, and to submit a nominee, please go to http://taasa.org/awards/. You are welcome to apply through our online form or email the corresponding PDF form located on the … Full Article

    Out Now: VOICE Survey for Texas Professionals

    VOICE Opportunity

    TAASA, TCFV (Texas Counsel on Family Violence) and IDVSA (Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault) are excited to launch the Victim Services Occupation, Information, and Compensation Experiences – VOICE – survey project. The aim of the project is to identify factors important to reducing staff turnover and improving workplace wellness. 

    The VOICE survey gathers information from professionals working in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault across the state of Texas on workplace experiences. 

    Staff involved in any aspect of the work to end family violence and/or sexual assault are welcome to participate. If you decide to participate, you will be asked questions pertaining to your background experiences, experiences and opinions related to your current … Full Article

    Announcement: Early Bird Conference Registration

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    Register Today!

    If you or your organization is a TAASA member and you would like access to the discounted registration, please email us at membership@taasa.org.

    State Conference Rates 

    Early Bird Registration (February 8 – April 31)

    $300 TAASA Members – Texas residents only and includes NSAC access

    National Sexual Assault Conference Rates

    Early Bird Registration (February 8 – March 1)

    $440.00 Full Conference
    $250.00 per day

    For more conference-related information, including a link to book hotel reservations, go to www.taasaconference.org.

    If you have specific questions about the conference, please feel free to contact Cecilia … Full Article

    Announcement: February Webinars Available!

    TAASA’s February Webinar Series

    Upcoming webinar opportunities are listed below. Take a moment to register today if you are interested! If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Alex Perotti at aperotti@taasa.org.

    Title: Effective Communication with Victims of Sexual Assault 

    Date: Wed, February 15, 2017 

    Time: 10:00-11:30 AM

    Presenter: Alex Perotti & Kim Farbo 

    Webinar Description: 

    NOTE: If you attended this training in January please do not register in order to allow others to attend.  We are repeating this training because it was full in January.

    This training will look at the dynamics of sexual assault and how trauma affects victims. We will demonstrate how to communicate with victims to reduce the chance of … Full Article

    Announcement: Join Us on Capitol Day!

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    As the 85th Legislature picks up steam, please mark your calendars on February 14 for the biannual Capitol Day hosted by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV). 

    Date: February 14, 2017

    Location: Texas Capitol – South Steps Austin, TX

    Time: 9:00am-1:00pm 

    Register here to let us know you’ll be there

    With our state’s budget writers hard at work, this is our opportunity to make our voices heard in support of … Full Article