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AASAS Happenings:

Currently AASAS is working to increase awareness of sexual assault and sexual abuse services.  Social media is one of the strategies we have been implementing to achieve this greater public knowledge base.  You will have noticed our Facebook and Twitter pages have had a flurry of activities.  In addition, we have started Instagram and LinkedIn accounts.

 

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AASAS Member Agency Initiatives:
 

On February 5th and 6th, 2015, Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is hosting an AASAS First Responder training. This two day workshop will assist individuals in responding to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault.

This training is beneficial to professionals and paraprofessional who are working with individuals who may be impacted by sexual violence and to other community members who are interested in increasing their skills and confidence to address the issue related to sexual...al abuse and sexual assault.

For full information about cost and location of this training see the poster below:

http://bit.ly/1zpCrnR

The registration deadline for this workshop is January 30th, 2015. Please click below for the registration form:

http://bit.ly/1ARtK31

 

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is pleased to invite the community to join them for an evening of awareness raising, hope and healing. On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, SACE is hosting It Takes Two, a Valentine’s Day themed fundraising event at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, commencing at 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to come together in support of those who have been impacted by sexual violence, and to demonstrate our commitment to standing up against this crime which affects so many. The evening will include a reception and international buffet dinner, inspiring musical performances and guest speakers, a live auction, and a special SACE video release, as well as our “From the Heart”-themed silent auction. This year’s Honorary Chair will be Sarah Chan.

The goal of the evening is to raise awareness about the impact of sexual violence in our community, to celebrate the strength and resiliency of survivors, and to demonstrate our collective commitment to creating a future without sexual violence.

Please help us create a world where sexual violence is not tolerated, where survivors are celebrated for their strength and resiliency, and where everyone is actively working towards a future without sexual violence.

The Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre has created a presentation on Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation (grades 9-12).  This presentation provides information on what exploitation is, and gives students a better understanding of how it can be happening in their own relationships.  Educating youth on how technology is used for exploitation is another key point of this presentation; it is no longer happening on the streets but rather in the comfort of your own home. Some other topics discussed are:

  • Offenders 
  • Why children and youth get involved
  • Impacts of exploitation 
  • Barriers to leaving
  • Myths and stereotypes
  • Statistics
  • Options for Leaving
  • Healing

This presentation is approximately 1 hour long

** Please contact the Public Education Coordinator for more information or to schedule a presentation.

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