These web conferences are designed for community based organizations (i.e. schools, faith based, recovery programs, etc.) seeking to build their capacity to address sexual assault among their service populations, and who want to work more collaboratively with their local sexual assault agencies.

CLOSED CAPTIONING will be available for all these web conferences. 



Emily Austin, CALCASA Consultant


Shelby Phillips, CALCASA

Meghna Bhat, CALCASA


It Impacts Us All: Sexual Assault 101

Tuesday, September 15th 2020
10:00 to 11:00 AM Pacific Time

FINAL Slide Deck: It Impacts Us All PDF


This web conference will focus on review of sexual assault and the California safety net of services and support for survivors. No matter your background, place of work, or community, this web conference will provide general information about the impact and realities of sexual assault that will serve all people to better support survivors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define sexual assault and the continuum of sexual violence.
  • Understand the myths and realities of sexual violence.
  • Understand how to support survivors of sexual violence through referrals and resources

Children and Sexual Abuse: Working with Children and Youth Survivors

Wednesday, September 16th 2020
10:00 to 11:00AM Pacific Time

FINAL Slide Deck: Children & Sexual Abuse PDF


This web conference will provide context and best practices for working with children and youth that may have been exposed to sexual violence. Concepts of trauma-informed care and the impact of violence on childhood development will be discussed. Participants will also connect with local resources to support children and youth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the prevalence and impact of sexual violence on children.
  • Identify warning signs and indicators of sexual violence and trauma in children.
  • Describe the impact of sexual violence on childhood development.
  • Know local and national resources for children exposed to sexual violence.

Sexual Violence and Supporting Immigrant Communities

Thursday, September 17th 2020
10:00 to 11:00AM Pacific Time


FINAL Slide Deck: Sexual Violence & ImmigrantCommunities PDF


This session will take a look at the unique experience of immigrant communities and sexual violence. Participants will learn about vulnerabilities that impact immigrants to the USA that intersect with sexual violence. Participants will also be connected to local centers with cultural relevancy programs and culturally competent services to better serve immigrant survivors of sexual violence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the experiences and vulnerabilities of immigrant communities in the intersection with sexual violence.
  • Define culturally relevant and competent services.
  • Explore local immigrant services for survivors.

How to Help: Referrals and Resources for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020
10:00 to 11:00AM Pacific Time


FINAL Slide Deck: How To Help PDF


Join this web conference to explore the wide-range of services and supports for survivors of sexual violence. Participants will learn about the intersection and impacts of various systemic services for survivors, as well as explore the advocacy model of trauma-informed and survivor-centered responses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define trauma-informed and survivor-centered care.
  • Learn about local, state and national resources for survivors.
  • Understand the goals and impacts of different systems of response to sexual violence.
  • Learn how to connect survivors will local sexual assault support and care.

Essential and Vulnerable: Essential Workers and Sexual Violence: 


Thursday, September 24th, 2020
10:00 to 11:00AM Pacific Time


FINAL Slide Deck: Essential and Vulnerable PDF



Join this web conference to learn more about the impact of sexual violence on essential workers—persons in the healthcare services, first responders, grocery and food service, and other service industries workers. During the recent pandemic and local community stay-in-place orders, essential workers face compounding vulnerabilities that impact the intersection of sexual violence and the ability to seek support services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify vulnerabilities to sexual violence that impact essential workers.
  • Connect with local resources for essential workers who experience sexual violence.
  • Describe best practices in supporting essential workers who experience sexual violence.

Dating App-Facilitated Assault: Dating Apps and Sexual Abuse


Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
10:00 to 11:00AM Pacific Time


FINAL Slide Deck: Dating App-Facilit Assault PDF


This web conference will review dating apps and impact of sexual violence. Participants will learn about the rise of dating app-facilitated assault, as well as best practices in using dating apps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the landscape of dating applications in the current age.
  • Identify three best practices in smart dating app use.
  • Explore the impact of dating apps on sexual assault and the phenomena of dating app-facilitated assault.