Check Out Free Trainings this October!

Register for October Webinars

We have a couple of webinars this month that may be of interest to you.  Take a look at the descriptions below and register if you are interested.  Please feel free to share widely!

If you have questions about TAASA’s webinars or need assistance, please contact Alex Perotti at

Title: Manage Training for Minimum Service Standards – I have to do what by when?

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Presenter: Peggy Helton

Webinar Description:  Program staff from the Office of the Attorney General will facilitate a discussion on the minimum service standards for sexual assault programs in Texas. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the standards and the … Full Article

Announcement: Register for our September Webinar!

Register for this September Webinar!

We wanted to let you know about a free training opportunity later in September. Join us if you are available! 

TitleBuilding Coalitions 

Description: Coalitions are dynamic, ever-changing entities made up of many different agencies and philosophies all focused on helping the victim. This webinar takes a broad look at building coalitions – from defining the local problem to sustaining the coalition.

Date and Time: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT


TAASA’s eLearning site is under maintenance

Untitled-1TAASA’s eLearning program is under maintenance

Our eLearning program is being updated at this time. Until further notice, the trainings are free to complete, but we are unable to provide certification for the courses. We apologize for the inconvenience.  In the meantime, you can find additional educational opportunities via monthly webinars which are posted to our online calendar.

For more information about training opportunities, visit our training & technical assistance page.

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

Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 11.56.37 AMTAASA Calls on All Texas Universities to Answer Call to Conscience Amid Baylor Rape Scandal


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.
  • Baylor University … Full Article

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