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DECEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER
1. SASS Updates
2. Member Agency Events & Updates
3. Featured Member Agency: BASAC
4. Canadian Sexual Assault Initiatives
5. Global Sexual Assault Initiatives

6. In the News...
7. Resources

8. Training & Workshops
SASS UPDATES

SEASON'S GREETINGS!

 

SASS wishes everyone a joyous holiday season!

 


SASK FALLS BEHIND IN STOPPING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

 

 
Kerrie Isaac says it's a steep learning curve. Isaac has been Executive Director of Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan for just three months and says she has a lot to learn and a lot to accomplish.

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MEMBER AGENCY EVENTS & UPDATES
ENVISION COUNSELLING & SUPPORT CENTRE INC.
Estevan area, SK.
 


 



LSAIC
Lloydminster, SK.

LSAIC will be closed on December 23rd and reopening January 9th. For any assistance, please call 306-825-8255 and follow the prompts to connect with a Crisis Interventionist. Our staff are on-call 24/7 during the holidays.
 
 

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NORTH EAST OUTREACH & SUPPORT SERVICES
Melfort area, SK.
 
 
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PARTNERS FAMILY SERVICES
Humboldt area, SK.




 
 
 
SASKATOON SEXUAL ASSAULT & INFORMATION CENTRE
 

 

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FEATURED MEMBER AGENCY: BASAC
BATTLEFORDS & AREA SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTRE

Services

The Battlefords & Area Sexual Assault Centre provides free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and/or abuse and their loved ones. In addition, we provide community support to the unique communities in our service area. These services include:

  • One-on-one Counselling
  • Hospital Support
  • Court Orientation and Support
  • Accompaniment and advocacy with the RCMP/Police
  • Information
  • Education for Survivors and Communities
  • Programs for Communities
  • General Advocacy and Referrals (Medical and Legal)
  • A 24/7 Crisis Line

If you are interested in any of these services, please contact us.

CANADIAN SEXUAL ASSAULT INITIATIVES

COMMONS COMMITTEE TO STUDY HEALTH EFFECTS OF VIOLENT ONLINE PORNOGRAPHY

By Elizabeth Thompson, CBC News Posted: Dec 13, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016 5:00 AM ET
 
 

Does watching violent, sexually explicit movies and pornographic images online affect your health?

That's the question the standing committee on health will be looking at in the coming weeks after a motion calling for the study received all-party approval in the House of Commons.

The study will mark the first time in 30 years that Parliament has looked at the question of pornography in Canada.


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GLOBAL SEXUAL ASSAULT INITIATIVES
 
IN THE NEWS...
Canada

ALBERTA
 

'I BELIEVE YOU' CAMPAIGN

 

The province-wide #IBelieveYou campaign, that educates people about how to respond to survivors who disclose sexual assault, has had a real impact, a poll revealed Monday.

This year, the campaign ran from mid-September to the end of October and partnered with 23 post-secondary schools, six government agencies, dozens of community agencies and three national media partners, including Corus Entertainment Inc, the parent company of Global News.

The campaign also encourages sexual assault victims to share their experiences with family, friends, counsellors and police.

Advocates want people to flood social media with pictures and videos of support for survivors by using the hashtag #IBelieveYou.


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World

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR: KEEP TALKING 'REGARDLESS OF HOW CONFRONTING IT IS'


December 28, 2016
 

Nicholas, a victim of rape who walked the gauntlet of the criminal justice system to emerge a survivor, is New Zealand's most prominent advocate for those who have suffered sexual violence.

Her public persona is inextricably linked to her teenage experience of sexual assault perpetrated by members of the New Zealand police. 

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RESOURCES

PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF RAPE INVESTIGATION

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FREQUENT PARTY AND BAR GOERS MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT SEX ASSAULT, UB STUDY FINDS

 


A recent UB study concluded that “drinking contexts” — where college men drink — can serve as an indicator for the likelihood of sexual assault to take place. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

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10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT, ACCORDING TO A SURVIVOR


 

1. What is sexual assault?
2. Who to talk to after sexual assault
3. It's not my fault
4. I will sometimes experience an onslaught of deep depression and that it’s OK to not appear strong
5. My healing journey will not look the same as someone else’s
6. Dating will present its challenges when someone learns of my assaults
7. I need to seek my own approval
8. I need t reclaim my sexuality
9. It's OK to trust people
10. Know that I'm going to be OK

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PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES FOR KIDS
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TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Systems Change
 
April 18-20, 2017 in Orlando, FL.
This annual conference focuses on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse.  It consistently brings together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in a three day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities.

Online Registration: Our preferred method for conference registrations is our online format. Online registration allows you to register regardless of your method of payment (credit card, check or purchase order).

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Web Conferences
OLTI
 
 
The Online Training Institute (OLTI) is FREE. There is no cost to register, enrol, or complete any of the modules. Click here for more course options.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
 

“ABILITY IS WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF DOING.

MOTIVATION DETERMINES WHAT YOU DO.

ATTITUDE DETERMINES HOW WELL YOU DO IT."

 

- Lou Holtz

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