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
$230.00 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

Announcement: Free Online Training this Month!

Upcoming Webinar Opportunity

Take a moment to register today if you are interested! If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Alex Perotti, Human Trafficking Specialist at aperotti@taasa.org.

Title: Effective Communication with Victims of Sexual Assault

Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

Presenter: Alexander Perotti & Kim Farbo

Webinar Description:  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 re-traumatization during law enforcement encounters. Although this webinar focuses on law enforcement the techniques are universal and will assist any person that works closely with victims of sexual assault and … Full Article

Announcement: TAASA’s office will be closed December 22nd – January 3rd

yrypa5uov4e-kelly-sikkema-600x397Our office will be closed December 22, 2016 and will re-open January 4, 2017

Response to online orders and voice messages may be delayed during this time, but we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Happy new year everyone!

For Immediate Assistance

For emergencies, please call 911. 

For victim assistance, please call 1-844-303-SAFE (7233) or visit http://www.legalaidforsurvivors.org/.

You can also use our crisis center locator to find a rape crisis center near you.

Announcement: Register for December Webinars!

2016 December Webinars

We have a couple of webinars this month that you may be interested in! Feel free to register below. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Alex Perotti at aperotti@taasa.org.

Title: 15 Different Types of Abuse

Date: Tuesday, Dec 6

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

Presenter: Wende Hilsenrod

Webinar Description:  This presentation focuses on fifteen types of power and control associated with sexual violence in our communities. These abuses are mostly not seen, overlooked and go un-screened, which can present continuing challenges for survivors and the advocates who work with them. Some screening questions and some ways of working with survivors will also be addressed.

Announcement: Register for November Webinars!

2016 NOVEMBER WEBINARS

We have a couple of webinars in November that you may be interested in! Feel free to register below. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Alex Perotti at aperotti@taasa.org.

Title: EJC’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Date: Thursday, November 3rd

Time: 10:00-11:30am (CST)

Presenter: Gabriela Vega & Christopher Willett

Webinar Description: Staff attorneys Gabriela Vega and Christoper Willett of the Equal Justice Center (EJC) will provide an introduction to the EJC’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault project and give an overview of the employment rights of sexual assault survivors. The presentation will touch on the basics of employment discrimination law, including sexual harassment and disability discrimination; … Full Article

Announcement: Stand with Survivors in Texas!

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Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) has a mission to end sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention, and advocacy. The impact of sexual violence in Texas is deep and wide. According to the Institute on Domestic and Sexual Violence (IDVSA) at the University of Texas at Austin, 6.3 million Texans will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. That is more than the populations of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Fort Worth combined.

While we are fully prepared and well positioned, our pockets are not deep. One of the biggest obstacles to … Full Article

Announcement: Allegations of Sexual Assault & Media Coverage

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In light of intense media interest regarding the validity of sexual assault allegations, the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA), one of many coalitions committed to ending sexual violence, strongly feels the need to insert a voice for survivors into the conversation. We are disheartened with the trivialization of sexual assault and the false assumptions made about victims of sexual abuse. To that point, we provide the following context to the conversation and implore the media and others engaging in the current discourse to do the same.

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Announcement: Submit a Workshop Proposal for TAASA’s National Conference

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TAASA is excited to host the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) in Dallas, Texas next June! If you have a story or solution that could help us do the work better, this may be an opportunity for you to share with other professionals in the movement!

Submit your workshop proposal by November 11, 2016. We’re calling all presenters interested in sharing resources, lessons, and/or solutions to end sexual violence. Stay tuned for updates at taasa.org/nsac.

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