Federal Court Blocked Implementation of Department of Homeland Security Public Charge Rule

On September 10, 2019 CALCASA joined an amicus brief supporting one of a growing number of lawsuits aimed at blocking implementation of the administration’s harmful public charge rule. UPDATE A federal court has blocked implementation of DHS’s public charge regulation preventing it from taking effect on October 15. This rule would have made it much more challenging for [...]

You Throw Like a Girl

Cover of book You Throw LIke a Girl: The Blind Side of Masculnity with pciture of authro Don MsPherson, African AMerican man with beared wearing blue shirt and darker blue sweater

“How do we raise boys to be whole men without degrading our daughters in the process?” asks Don McPherson in his newly released book You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity.  This former National Football League and Canadian Football League quarterback proceeds to explore how to do speaking not only as a [...]

Training Your Advocates to Work with Incarcerated Survivors

https://youtu.be/01N-0nVwcXs   This webinar introduces a PowerPoint presentation and facilitators guide to RCC staff who will train volunteers and advocates at their agency about how to best serve survivors of sexual abuse and sexual harassment who are incarcerated. This webinar will: enhance attendees’ ability to train volunteers and advocates who will answer hotline calls and [...]

Promoting prevention at the House Armed Services Committee

Today, I gave testimony to the House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Hearing titled "Shattered Families, Shattered Service: Taking Military Domestic Violence Out of the Shadows."  I spoke about the need for the armed services to invest in prevention efforts.  Other panelists included courageous survivors telling their personal stories and colleagues from [...]

Unifying Community Systems Web Conference

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   REGISTER HERE Rural areas by definition are low in population and in services for survivors of sexual violence. This web conference will feature a community expert, Shayla Ashmoore, Child Therapist at Lassen Family Services and member of the faith pilot program in Susanville, California. Guided by [...]

LEAP Program Information Session September 9, 2019

Are you looking to enhance your professional development? If so, the Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals (LEAP) team will provide exclusive training designed to move you forward and strengthen your career in the anti-violence movement.   California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) in partnership with Women of Color Network (WOCN, Inc.) has established the Leadership [...]