2012 Annual Report

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WCSAP 4317 6th Ave SE, Suite 102 Olympia, WA 98503 (360) 754-7583 (360) 709-0305 TTY (360) 786-8707 FAX www.wcsap.org

Dear Friends, The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs is pleased to share our 2012 annual report. Founded in 1978, WCSAP is one of the oldest sexual assault coalitions in the United States. WCSAP provides information, training, and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault. At our work’s core, we are committed to fostering a culture of respect, dignity, and autonomy for all individuals. We recognize that disrespect, ignorance, and the abuse of disparities in power are the roots of sexual violence. To that end, WCSAP endeavors to engage with agencies and individuals who share our commitment to ending sexual violence. Over the last year and in support of our 127 members, WCSAP provided 741 technical assistance consultations and 48 onsite program visits, trained 1460 individuals, produced 39 resource publications, and tracked and responded to 83 pieces of state legislation. We participated in or led a total of 85 meetings statewide that addressed a wide array of sexual assault victim and service needs. In 2012, the coalition undertook a multitude of new projects and further enhanced our existing programing. We are proud of our many accomplishments and continue to strive for excellence in serving our programs and represent the needs of survivors, sexual assault programs, and communities across Washington State. Together, we seek to end the sexual victimization of children, women, and men. We look forward to continued collaboration and future innovative partnerships and programming to actively address sexual violence. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff at WCSAP we thank you for your support and commitment to ending sexual violence. With Best Wishes,

Andrea Piper-Wentland Debbie Medeiros Executive Director Board Chair


Board of Directors, 2011- 2012

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence, through education, advocacy, victim services, and social change.

WCSAP is governed by a 15-person Board of Directors, of which 8 representatives are from member sexual assault programs and 7 of which are at-large.

Our Philosophy

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The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) views sexual assault as a means of power, control, and manipulation of others and as a social phenomenon, which adversely affects adults and children. WCSAP supports efforts to create an atmosphere of nonviolence through social change. We are committed to empowering survivors and eliminating sexual assault. WCSAP supports the rights of people to have access to quality information, advocacy, crisis intervention, treatment, education, and prevention services. We support the right of a victim to make choices about reporting, prosecution, healthcare, future safety, and other issues raised by the experience. WCSAP provides information, training, and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault. WCSAP values the importance of addressing issues of racism, homophobia, able-bodyism, and other issues of oppression in order to make services accessible to all individuals regardless of race; gender; sexual orientation; religion; age; ethnic background; social, economic, immigration, marital, physical, and/or mental status.

Contract Revenue Membership Training Revenue Donations Interest Income


Debbie Medeiros, Chair Jessica Johnson, Vice Chair Sherrie Tinoco, Secretary JoDee Garretson, Treasurer

Regional Representatives and Representatives-At-Large: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Amber Vora Angela Taylor Beatriz Arakawa Christina Fajardo Joan Renner Karen Boone Kellie McComas Lisa Butcher Nikki Finnestead Rachel House Sara Kern Tasha Church

Finances Our efforts are supported through federal and state grants, member dues, training revenue, and donations. In 2012, WCSAP’s operating budget was $1,307,072 in revenue and support and expenses totaled $1,282,833. Grant funding streams in 2012 include the Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy within the Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington State Attorney General, Iowa Coalition of Sexual Assault, and the Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Expenses

Revenue     

Executive Committee:

$1,241,393 $ 40,350 $ 19,045 $ 6,160 $ 124

 Program Services  Management & Administration  Public Policy

$ 971,558




$ 273,638 $ 37,637



WCSAP Membership

Program Members:

WCSAP is a statewide, nonprofit membership organization of Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Programs and supportive individuals committed to the elimination of sexual violence. During this year, there were a total of 127 members – 43 Program, 46 Organizational, and 38 Individual or Student Members.

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Our members help to strengthen the coalition through feedback, the sharing of expertise, and participation in activities. Members help to create a unified, comprehensive, and coordinated effort in ending sexual violence and helping survivors in Washington State. Membership dues also help support the coalition’s public policy efforts, which provide opportunities to strengthen and develop laws that affect victims and survivors of sexual violence. Together, our voices make a strong statement about the impact of sexual violence. Together, we can work towards a future free from sexual assault. Become a member!

Thank you so much for taking the time to email me these resources. Speaking with you, and reading through your email has been very helpful. There are a lot of confusing things to consider in this situation, so this is providing a helpful starting point in supporting this young person in accessing the services they need.

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Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services Abuse Support and Prevention Education Now (ASPEN) Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse API & Chaya Beyond Survival Children’s Response Center Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse Cowlitz Indian Tribe Crisis Support Network Dove House Advocacy Services Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County Emergency Support Shelter Family Resource Center of Lincoln County Family Support Center & Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center Ferry County, Connections Forks Abuse Program Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS) Healthy Families of Clallam County Human Response Network King County Sexual Assault Resource Center Kitsap Sexual Assault Center Lower Valley Crisis & Support Center New Hope Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services Pend Oreille Crime Victim Services-Family Crisis Network Prevention, Advocacy, and Specialized Services Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse Quality Behavioral Health Rebuilding Hope, Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County Refugee Women’s Alliance (REWA) SafePlace Safety, Advocacy, Growth, & Empowerment (SAGE) Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center Skagit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services Skamania County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault St. James Family Center Support, Advocacy, & Resource Center The Support Center Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services Washington Gorge Action Programs, Programs For Peaceful Living Yakima Sexual Assault Program YWCA of Clark County, Sexual Assault Program YWCA of Walla Walla County

– Technical assistance on child sexual abuse



Organizational Members:

Technical Assistance & Training

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WCSAP provides technical assistance to member programs in Washington and nationally— we seek out solutions and find resources to align services with best practices and meet community needs. We offer consultation and intensive support on topics such as preparation for program accreditation, nonprofit management, advocacy issues (general, legal, and medical), concerns specific to working with children and teens, prevention, use of technology, relationships with community partners, and professional development. In 2012, WCSAP responded to 741 requests for support and technical assistance and provided 48 onsite support visits. Additionally, through 246 listserv messages and monthly newsletters, we shared resources, research, news, and training opportunities to respond to the needs of our membership.

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Adams County Community Counseling Asian Counseling Services Brigid Collins House Cascade Mental Health Care Cascade Valley Hospitals and Clinics Catholic Community Services Chehalis Tribe Behavioral Health Children’s Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor Children’s Advocacy Centers of Washington Children’s Home Society (Vancouver, WA) Children’s Home Society (Walla Walla, WA) CIELO Project / Radio Ranch City of Seattle Compass Health (Monroe, WA) Compass Health (Mt Vernon, WA) Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation Evergreen Health Fresh Start, LLC Hope Sparks Kalispel Tribal Headquarters Lifewire Lower Elwha Family Advocacy Makah Indian Tribe MayDay, Inc. New Directions Family Institute Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Pacific Lutheran University Partners in Prevention Education Providence St. Peter Hospital Puyallup Indian Tribe Resource Sharing Project Safe Harbors Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities The Children’s Center The Northwest Network The Partnership The Suquamish Tribe Washington Department of Commerce, Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Washington Department of Corrections Western Washington University, Crime and Sexual Assault Support Services White Pass Community Service Coalition Willapa Behavioral Health YWCA of Lewiston, ID/Clarkston WA Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)

*Individual and Student members are not listed in this report in order to respect privacy.

WCSAP offers a variety of formal and informal training opportunities for advocates, managers, therapists, and other professionals. Each year we help provide a foundation for working with survivors through our Advocate Core and Therapist Core trainings, plus an Annual Conference. The 2012 conference, Honoring Our Strengths, held in Vancouver over two-and-a-half days provided 37 workshops that allowed sexual assault service providers throughout the state to learn together and discuss current issues to enhance services and promote prevention. During this year, WCSAP trained a total of 1,460 advocates, therapists, preventionists, and other allies through 24 in-person trainings and 8 webinars. Topics included sexual violence on college campuses, consent, children’s sexual behavior problems, board relations, working with Deaf and Deaf-blind survivors, sexual assault protection orders, media and technology in prevention, reproductive coercion, youth access to health care, leadership for directors, creative strategies for treating trauma in children, psychoeducational support groups, sexual assault and addiction, youth culture, and engaging stakeholders.



Projects & Resources

This was helpful to make social media less intimidating. I liked the examples of how I can use this in my work. – Webinar on media & technology in sexual violence prevention

Did you know we record our webinars and you can access them anytime? WCSAP hosts an online learning center that includes training on foundations of sexual assault advocacy, child sexual abuse, orders of protection, confidentiality, and an orientation to prevention. This year we enhanced the online options by developing three new courses: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, Healthy Sexuality, and Adult Learning Styles. Overall, we provided 23.5 hours of online learning to approximately 681 enrolled users.

WCSAP supports member programs through twelve innovative projects: • Child Sexual Abuse • Crossing Borders (in partnership with WSCADV) • General Sexual Assault Advocacy • Intimate Partner Sexual Violence • National Resource Sharing Project (in partnership with IowaCASA) • Pregnant and Parenting Women and Teens • Primary Prevention • Program Management • Public Policy • Statewide Sexual Assault Awareness Month • Systems Coordination • Training Find out more about our projects and collaborations.

During the year, the WCSAP team created 39 print and electronic resources that were utilized by our members and others across the nation. Our resources included our annual publications Connections, Partners in Social Change, and Manager’s Viewpoint, and our online tools Research & Advocacy Digest, The Prevention Review, and an extensive series of “tips” that focus on prevention, management, and child sexual abuse advocacy and therapy. Additionally, we created special editions resources including a Parent Support Group Guide, Creating Trauma Informed Services, and Reproductive Health Advocacy Strategies. Read more about our publications and resources and our Special Editions. WCSAP serves on a variety of state and national taskforces in effort to support coordinated response to sexual violence and represent the needs of survivors and programs. In 2012, WCSAP participated in 85 system stakeholder and taskforce meetings.



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2012 Legislative Session During the 2012 session, a sizable amount of policy was introduced, but the primary issue before the legislature was balancing the state budget. In the previous three years, a total of 10.5 billion dollars in cuts were made in efforts to establish balanced budgets. The great news for victim services was that even in the midst of this dire economic climate, our work to protect sexual assault funding and other victim service funding was successful. Funding to sexual assault centers, children’s advocacy centers, domestic violence agencies, crime victim services, and crime victim compensation were maintained. Early in the legislative session, the Governor’s budget proposed a 20% reduction to sexual assault funding; the House proposed a 5% reduction, and the Senate had no reduction. We were active in a successful victim- service-led response to communicate that victim services could not be reduced further; the ramifications for survivors would have been devastating. With our members’ support, we kept up continual advocacy and lobbying to ensure crime victim funding was protected -- united and together we were successful!

Throughout the session, WCSAP sent regular updates and alerts to our members and tracked 83 pieces of legislation regarding victims of sexual violence, community services, and public safety. Our 2012 legislative agenda focused on issues including maintaining funding for sexual assault services, revision of the sexual assault administration statute, sex offender management, human trafficking, crime victim compensation, victim privacy, DNA collection, victims of crime, and victim service program transfers. In addition to our state work, WCSAP tracked and responded to federal legislation that impacted sexual assault services and survivor needs. WCSAP annually provides a Lobby Day opportunity for its members where they can meet with their state legislators and discuss relevant sexual assault policy and needs. In 2012 we held a successful Lobby Day where over 65 legislative visits were made by member programs. We celebrate the many legislative successes and are extremely grateful to our members for their advocacy. Read WCSAP’s full 2012 Washington State Legislative Session in Review.



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I think I understand reproductive coercion much better. It gives me ideas of additional services we can provide for clients. – Training on reproductive coercion

The information regarding campus policies addresses exactly what we’re encountering in our community right now! It was very helpful, and validating, too. – The Advocacy Station



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