Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School

10 Mar

I never thought I’d be going back to school so soon…

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault () hosted the Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS) this week. I was the only person in attendance who did not work directly with a sexual assault service provider or domestic violence shelter, and I learned a LOT.

This is just a short post with a simple message:

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault, please contact your local . No matter how long ago the assault happened, no matter who you are (1 in 6 men are sexually assaulted by the age of 18), these agencies are here to help you. The people who do this work are so compassionate and knowledgeable, and they can connect you to any resources you may need. Even if you think your experience is “not a big deal,” you deserve to be heard.

I’ve really been blown away by the depth of expertise and caring of the women and I met this week. Check back frequently in the following weeks for some posts inspired by this training!

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