Announcement: August Webinars are Open for Registration!

TAASA’s August Webinar Series

Take a look at the descriptions below and follow the links to register. We will be adding one more to this list, so be sure to check the online events calendar for updates in the next week or two!  

If you have any questions please email

Title: Texas Veterans Commission and Funding for Veterans’ of Abuse

Date: Thursday, August 4th

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Presenter:  Charles Catoe, Director, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance

Description:  The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) was established in 2005 by the 79th Legislature and funded in late 2009.  The FVA program oversees five grant categories: General Assistance, Housing4TexasHeroes, Veterans Mental Health, Veterans Treatment … Full Article

Announcement: 2016 July Webinars

July Webinars

Throughout the year, TAASA offers a series of webinars designed to engage and support the people who are working to end sexual violence in Texas and beyond. These trainings cover a wide variety of topics from across the anti-sexual violence spectrum and are given by experts in their particular branch of the work. 

For more information, contact Wende Hilsenrod, Training & Technical Assistance Director at

Below is the list of the webinars TAASA is offering in July!

Title: Non-Stranger Rape and Sexual Predators        

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Time: 10:00-11:30 am CDT

Presenter: Alex Perotti

Webinar Description: This webinar will explore the dynamics of non-stranger rape and eliminate many of the myths that … Full Article

Announcement: TAASA Statement Amid Baylor Rape Scandal

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The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault fully supports the Baylor University Board of Regents’ firing of Head Coach Art Briles and removal of President Kenneth Starr. The external and independent review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues conducted by Pepper Hamilton LLP discovered the following:

  • University student conduct processes were wholly inadequate to consistently provide a prompt and equitable response under Title IX.
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Announcement: TAASA’s Talking Points Regarding “Bathroom Bills”

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Talking Points Regarding “Bathroom Bills”

In Texas and beyond, conversations over so-called “bathroom bills” continue to escalate. These policies are designed to affirm or deny an individual’s right to use public facilities (particularly bathrooms) that correspond to their gender identity as opposed to the sex they were assigned at birth. Because these conversations often focus on safety and sexual violence, it is very likely that you and your organization will be asked about your position on the matter.

TAASA is concerned, first and foremost, about supporting all survivors of sexual violence and eliminating the potential … Full Article

Announcement: June Webinars in Spanish!

2016 June Webinars

At TAASA, we are making efforts to reach a broader audience with our outreach. We recognize the importance of offering our materials, information, and services in ways that make them more accessible to all Texans. For some time we have made many of our brochures available in languages other than English. Recently we translated much of our website into Spanish. Moving forward, we plan to offer workshops and webinars in languages other than English when possible. In the month of June all TAASA webinars will be presented in Spanish. It is not necessary to read or write in Spanish to attend any of the webinars. 

Here is what we currently have to offer:

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Announcement: Join us on Denim Day – April 27th


Make a Fashion Statement April 27th

Denim Day  has become a revered event for local rape crisis centers during Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention month. 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”. Visit for the history behind Denim Day.

Feel free to share your local denim day event via … Full Article

Announcement: 2016 May Webinars

2016 May Webinars

Throughout the year, TAASA offers a series of webinars designed to engage and support the people who are working to end sexual violence in Texas and beyond. They cover a wide variety of topics from across the anti-sexual violence spectrum and are given by experts in their particular branch of the work. 

Below is the list of the webinars TAASA is offering this May.  Click on the link to register and feel free to share with your colleagues and friends.

Title: Domestic Minors of Sex Trafficking in a Juvenile Detention setting

Date: May 4th, 2016

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Presenter: Dara Hehman

Webinar Description:

What happens when a child in Juvenile Detention talks in a way … Full Article

Announcement: UPSAT Conference Registration

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The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault invites University Police Chiefs, Security Directors, & Campus Police Officers to attend its 4th Annual University Police Sexual Assault Training Conference (UPSAT). TAASA will cover travel expenses associated with this conference. There is room for more than one officer from each college or university to attend. Experts from across the country will present on sexual assault issues related to response, investigations, forensic exams, and experiencing burnout in the field. TCOLE Credits will be available for this conference. Register at

Dates: Monday – June 6th, 2016 – 8:00am to 4:30pm & Tuesday – June 7th, 2016 – 7:30am to … Full Article

Announcement: Diversity Task Force Event at Ten Thousand Villages

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Benefit Shopping Night

If you’re in the neighborhood, join us for a shopping night next week! Ten Thousand Villages will be hosting another fun Diversity Task Force event Thursday, April 14th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Up to 15% of sales during that time directly benefit the Diversity Task Force Scholarship Program

All are welcome to stop by, hang out, and shop! In addition, feel free to share the flyer with your friends and colleagues via social media using the #diversitytaskforce #taasa hashtags. 

Percentages donated are defined by the total sales from 5:00-8:00pm: 

Announcement: #TurnTexasTeal Twibbon Opportunity

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) in Texas. This year the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is hoping the raise awareness of, and support for, the movement to end sexual violence in Texas through our social media initiative called #TurnTexasTeal.  

We are counting on you, as a TAASA supporter, to help spread the word throughout the month. One way to easily and effortlessly do this is to donate your social media profile pictures and cover images to the #TurnTexasTeal campaign.  All you have to do is: 

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