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November 2016 AASAS E-News Flash 
 

In this issue

1. Albertans Make Some Noise for Survivors of Sexual Assault for Family Violence Prevention Month! #IBelieveYou

2. Join AASAS for a Live Twitter Chat November 2, 2016 11:00 am (MST)

3. Counseling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence

4. First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training 

(Albertans gathered at Kenilworth Arena in Edmonton September 23, 2016 to stand with survivors of sexual assault)

Albertans Make Some Noise for Survivors of Sexual
Assault for Family Violence Prevention Month!


#IBelieveYou

November is Family Violence Prevention Month
(#ABFVPM) and the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (www.aasas.ca) would like to invite you to make some noise for Survivors of sexual assault and be a part of the #IBelieveYou campaign – a public awareness campaign that is celebrating how Albertans are standing up in support of survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse.   

 

Building on the tremendous success of its first year, Alberta’s award-winning #IBelieveYou campaign is taking advantage of what organizers say is an unprecedented sea-change in public opinion—a dramatic culture shift toward standing with survivors of sexual assault by “believing as a first step”.

 

Sexual assault is a severely under-reported crime—upwards of 97% of incidents go unreported. More than ever, the public is understanding that believing is a form of prevention because people who receive a positive response are significantly more likely to get help, seek justice, and help stop sexual assault.
 

Join AASAS for a Live Twitter Chat November 2, 2016 11:00 am (MST)

Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault Training

First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training
 

First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training is a 2 day workshop that will provide participants with education and skill development in the following areas:

  • Definitions, myths & laws about the various types of sexual abuse & sexual assault – child sexual abuse, responding to adults who were sexually abused as children, sexual harassment and sexual assault
  • Training in immediate & long term impacts of sexual abuse & sexual assault
  • Teaches skills to respond to disclosures of sexual abuse & sexual assault

*A look at one of our First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training rooms

This training is intended to build the capacity of professionals, paraprofessionals and community members to assess and respond effectively to disclosures of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Survivors who receive safe and supportive responses to disclosures of sexual violence are more likely to reach out for help from medical and counselling services and/or report to police. First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training is a comprehensive two day training, inclusive of the full continuum of sexual violence and across the lifespan.

 

Upcoming Trainings:

November 24 – 25, 2016 - Medicine Hat

November 24 – 25, 2016 – Bonnyville

 

For information and register click here.

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