The Invisible War recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, drawing new attention to sexual assault in the military. The Invisible War “Focus[es] on the powerfully emotional stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crimes against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice”.

Did you know:

  • Military women are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier then killed by enemy fire?
  • Only 8% if sexual assault cases are prosecuted in the military and only 2% of those result in convictions?
To learn more about the movie and see the trailer, visit the film’s website. The site also has a wealth of information about how to take action to end rape in the military and support survivors of sexual assault.

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Rape Crisis Capacity Building (RCCB) Series will be holding a webinar on survivors of military sexual trauma on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 11 am – 1 pm PST. Participants will learn to develop and/or increase their skills related to advocacy, service-provision and organizational readiness for these underserved, high-risk populations.

 

Rape Crisis Capacity Building Series: “Understanding Military Sexual Trauma”

Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM (PST)

Registration Link: https://calcasa.ilinc.com/register/krhhjsc

Presenter:

Lori Katz, PHD

Psychologist

Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator

VA Long Beach Health Care System

Working with Veteran Survivors requires advocates to understand the experiences of sexual violence many veterans encounter while enlisted.  Dr. Lori Katz, PhD is an expert in the area of Military Sexual Trauma and working with survivors.  In this web conference she will provide important information about how to work with survivors who have experienced sexual violence in the military and will discuss resources available for advocates whose agency may be serving veterans with MST.

***RCCB webinars are open to CalEMA funded CALCASA member programs only.  We do not have the capacity to accommodate non-member programs or individuals at this time.*

A hidden battle – sexual assault in the military