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April 2017 AASAS E-News Flash

In This Issue:

1) First Responder Trainings – Locations and Dates
2) Save the Date #SAAM events

Upcoming First Responder to Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Trainings:

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

Date - Location            

Apr. 3 - 4, 2017 in Edmonton - Registration Closed    

Apr. 27 - 28, 2017 in Lethbridge - Registration Closed    

May. 2 - 3, 2017    in Lethbridge - Registration Closed    

May. 4 - 5, 2017    in Lethbridge - Registration Closed    

May. 9 - 10, 2017    in Calgary - Open    

Jun. 5 - 6, 2017    in Edmonton - Open

For information and register click here.

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.


Save the Date!  MAY #SAAM Events

AASAS along with Sexual Assault Centres in Alberta are gearing up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) this May!  AASAS will be sure to update you through our Monthly E-News Flash and social media platforms on the awareness raising initiatives and events throughout May.

Here is a snippet of what we can look forward to:

PACE Sexual Assault Centre in Grande Prairie

PACE Sexual Assault Centre Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Join PACE onn Friday, May 12th for their second annual Pace Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a pledge based fundraising and public awareness campaign that sees participants literally walk a mile in high-heels to encourage dialogue around issues of sexualized violence against women. These events create an atmosphere of openness and fun around subjects that can often be difficult to talk about while encouraging men in our communities to be allies in ending sexual violence.


Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton

How do you picture love?  

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) would like to invite Edmonton and Greater Edmonton artists and photographers to enter our family friendly Picture Love art and photography contest!  

Running from March 20 to May 15, SACE is inviting Edmonton artists of all ages to submit their love and healing-themed art and photography for a contest, called Picture Love.  


We Believe: The art of healing:

On Thursday, May 25th, SACE will be hosting its annual fundraising and awareness gala at the Shaw Conference Centre with an anticipated 350-400 guests in attendance. The evening will include musical entertainment, a plated dinner, live painting, as well as silent and live auctions. This year’s event is We Believe: The Art of Healing. Art therapy is one of the many therapeutic trauma modalities utilized by the 14 trauma therapists at SACE.

SACE is proud to announce that Jillian Marino, a survivor of a horrific act of sexual violence, will be our guest speaker. Jillian, now the Principal at John D. Bracco Junior High School, has shared her story as a keynote speaker with Victim's Services volunteers, conferences for Crown Prosecutors, Violence against Women events, and for the Edmonton Police Service over the years. Her very impactful and empowering presentation will be one of hope, strength, and victory in the healing journey after trauma.


Saffron Sexual Assault Centre in Sherwood Park

Saffron Sexual Assault Centre CONSENT EVENT Walk & Fun Run

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Broadmoor Lake, Sherwood Park

Strathcona County’s SAFFRON (Sexual Assault) Centre is pleased to host the 2017 Consent Event Walk & Fun Run.  Your sponsorship and donations go directly to support victims of sexual assault, abuse and sexual violence, and their families.

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