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 … 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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Announcement: New Speak Up Campaign Calls for Survivor Stories

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TAASA’s outreach campaign, Speak Up, Speak Out, has been an invaluable resource for survivors of sexual violence in Texas for more than a decade. It is a collection of survivor’s stories that put real, human faces to the inhumanity of sexual violence and serves as permission and encouragement for survivors to seek help and to tell their stories as part of the healing process. These stories also act as a stark, powerful reminder that we cannot rest in our efforts to end sexual violence in Texas.

We are truly grateful to the collection of courageous survivors who were generous enough to share their stories through the campaign. … Full Article

Announcement: Afternoon of Tea, Champagne, & Fashion Benefit

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Date & Time: October 27th | 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Willow Brook Country Club – The Ballroom 3205 West Erwin Street Tyler, TX 75702

Eventbrite for tickets: http://bit.ly/2cxj1od

Guest of Honor: Raquel Fatiuk, Mrs. Texas United States 2016 and Fashion by CaBi

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Please RSVP by 10-24-16

Make Checks payable to: Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Send check to:

Beverly Wortham

124 Marina Drive, Bullard, TX 75757

713-822-6450 | beverly_wortham@yahoo.com

Announcement: Scheduled Website Maintenance

TAASA Website Updates

Thank you for utilizing our sites. We want to better your experience, so we have scheduled website maintenance for Friday, October 7th. During this time, our websites may be unavailable due to updates and improvements.

We do not anticipate any issues, but this announcement is just to ensure that our viewers are informed.

If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please contact Alyssa Foegelle, Web Content Specialist at afoegelle@taasa.org.

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 aperotti@taasa.org.

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

Register: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5387236817335540738

TAASA’s eLearning site is under maintenance

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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.