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January NEWSLETTER

SASS Updates
Member Agency Updates
Featured Member Agency: West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre
Sexual Assault Initiatives
In the News
Resources
Training and Workshops

SASS UPDATES

SASS is excited to invite you to the first Annual Leadership Forum! Our vision for the Forum is to connect organizations, communities, and sexual violence survivors, in order to build a comprehensive network of services and supports in the area of sexual violence. This is our opportunity to change the sexual violence story for Saskatchewan together!

This forum is structured around Saskatchewan based organizations and individuals who have an immeasurable amount of knowledge and expertise and are making a difference within our community.

We are extremely honoured to have Jorgen Hus and Craig Reynolds fromThe Saskatchewan Roughriders in conjunction with Scott McHenry from The Canadian Red Cross Respect ED Program and Shana Pasap from Power Our Women as keynote speakers.

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MEMBER AGENCY UPDATES

WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN SUPPORT GROUP

On February 19th from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm, Envisions Counselling & Support Centre Inc. is providing a space for women to come together and let their voices be heard and allow healing through music, art and group support. 
Register
                           
Recycled Wedding Party

Recyled Wedding Party

BASAC is holding a Recycled Wedding Party on February 15! The event will help BASAC provide prevention education and counselling services in our community.

I'm The Boss of Me

SSAIC is now booking the 2019 I'm The Boss of Me shows! The program takes place in grade four classrooms throughout Saskatoon to teach children about bodily autonomy and saftey.  
Recycled Wedding Party

Recyled Wedding Party

Envision Counselling and Support Centre hosting a 50% For a Cause Fundraising Raffle! Tickets are on sale till February 9 and the grand draw will be Februauy 11. You can purchase tickets at multiple locations as through e-transfer!

                           

FEATURED MEMBER AGENCY

Envision Assertiveness Workshop

West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre

The West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre’s mission is to provide support services to individuals and families experiencing violence and crisis in their lives, as well as outreach programs to communities within our boundaries.
                       
   Programs incude:
  • Family support
  • Diversion support
  • Youth initiative
  • Outreach 

SEXUAL ASSAULT INITIATIVES

SSAIC Newsletter

Canadian initiative creates fund to support survivors of workplace sexual violence

 
Toronto group #AfterMeToo has partnered with The Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) to create a fund that will subsidize mental health care for survivors of workplace sexual violence in Canada.
                    

Creating a culture of consent on campus

Following decades of student-led advocacy, the federal Liberals are showing leadership with the establishment of a national framework to outline how colleges and universities address gender-based violence prevention and provide support for survivors of sexual assault.
SSAIC Newsletter

New victim-focused sexual assault policy adopted at police services board

 
London Police have a new sexual assault policy, one that for the first time follows a victim-centred approach. The new policy makes specific reference to the needs of Indigenous people, sexual minorities and people with disabilities.

'I believe you': Students learn how to respond to sexual assault disclosures

Bystander sexual assault awareness sessions held at STU campus. Student leaders at St. Thomas University are taking proactive steps to help their peers better support and respond to friends who reveal they've been sexually assaulted.
SSAIC Newsletter

AMS introduces standalone sexual violence policy for feedback

 
The AMS recently presented a draft of their Sexual Violence Prevention and Respectful Environment Policy (SVPREP), a standalone document that will inform how the society handles disclosures and reports of sexual violence.

IN THE NEWS

Sexual harassment runs rampant in non-profits — and it's time for our #MeToo moment

Sector employs many young women seeking donations from older men, which can leave them vulnerable
                    

Calgary police thank Regina police for arresting man wanted for sexual assault

 
Calgary police are thanking their counterparts in Regina for arresting a man wanted on sexual assault and other charges.

Phoenix nurse charged with rape after incapacitated woman gives birth

A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after the patient stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a boy, Phoenix police said Wednesday.

Sex offender Trevor Pritchard found guilty of sexual assault, luring and possession of child pornography

 
 On Wednesday, he was found guilty on all four charges: one count of sexual assault, two counts of luring and one count of possession of child pornography.
                    

Idea for special sexual assault court gains steam in Quebec in wake of #MeToo

 Once considered improbable, proposal to be studied by all-party legislative group.
                    

74-year-old Halifax taxi driver charged with sexual assault of female passenger

Halifax Regional Police say yet another taxi driver in the municipality has been charged with sexual assault.

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RESOURCES

The university of Calgary has developed a self-care starter kit to help people build a self care plans. This document includes information on the importance of self-care, as well as worksheets and activities to aid in the planning process. 

Download Here
                          

Research-Informed Promising Practices

PATHS has created a Research-Informed Promising Practices Manual. The purpose of this manual is to guide your practice when working with those affected by Intimate Partner Violence.
Here you will find links to all of the documents found in the manual, as well as links to the “further resources” from each section.
 
Read more
                          

Envision Counceling and Support Centre has great pamphlets on what to do after experiencing sexual violence, as well as how to support survivors. 

Read more
                          

Check out the following newsletters for updates and more information on these organizations:

SSAIC Newsletter

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

Don't miss out on the following training opportunities:

           Addressing Trauma in the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  Date:February 12, 2019 
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm ET

 
Register Now for the next webinar in our 2019 End Abuse of People with Disabilities Webinar Series

This webinar will explore the complicated manifestation of trauma in individuals with I/DD who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, as well as techniques for supporting survivors with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing trauma to facilitate the healing process.
 
              
                          
           Sport is Part of the Solution to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

  Date:February 13, 2019
12:30 PM Pactific 
 
Sport can be part of the solution to ending sexual and domestic violence. This webinar will teach you how to harness the power and influence of sport to prevent sexual and domestic violence in your community through educating young people. 
              
Register
                          

RRLIP Community Forum

February 13, 2019

9 a.m. until noon

Core Ritchie Community Centre; 445 - 14th Ave, Regina 

The Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership is holding a forum to discuss wellness supports, gaps, and barriers for newcomers. Newcomers, Organizations, service providers, and community members are encouraged to attend. 

Click here for more information
                          

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently

Saskatoon: March 5

This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using CBT. Participants will gain an understanding of which populations tend to benefit the most from CBT, and will be equipped with many strategies and tools that can be practically applied in their work.

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Narrative Therapy – Tools for Exploring Stories

Saskatoon: March 6


This interactive workshop provides participants with the needed tools and processes to begin using narrative frameworks with clients. 
 A narrative counselling framework explores the mulititude of personal stories that shape and influence identity, problems, and preferred directions in life.
 

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Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience


Regina: March 26
Saskatoon: March 28

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a personalized plan to repair negative effects as well as accelerate their resilience.

Regina registration
Saskatoon registration

First Responder to Sexual Assault Training Program

March 29 & 30, 2019

The Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre (SSAIC) is excited to offer a 2-day intensive course called First Responder to Sexual Assault Training™. The course content was developed and trademarked by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS), and SSAIC has two accredited facilitators who can offer this training in our home community of Saskatoon.

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Making Connections: The 2019 Human-Animal Bond Conference

September 24, 2019

Sheraton Cavalier, Saskatoon, SK

Check their website for updates!

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" 

- Lao Tzu

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