TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020 **

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time


If the link does not work, copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtc-CrrDksEtWZinv5JeKUjE98gPto_nlz


A number of campus and community partners are likely to be the critical first point of contact for survivors of sexual assault, or are in a position to influence institutional response outcomes and policy, but do they understand “trauma-informed” as more than just a catch phrase? This session will provide an accessible overview of the mechanics and experience of traumatic stress, whether for your own benefit or to help you find ways to educate others. We will propose some essential strategies supporting a shift from traditional sexual assault response models to one focused on advocacy, and make a detailed review of trauma-informed interviewing techniques of potential benefit to first responders and adjudicators as well as investigators.


Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the web conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the experience of trauma as a autonomic physiological reaction to crisis and/or stress, with immediate, short-term and potentially long-term effects
  2. Introduce core strategies for minimizing the barriers that discourage traumatized persons from utilizing resources and criminal/administrative resolution



Leah Aldridge, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Shelby Phillips, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)



Andrew Tucker, CALCASA Consultant


Please Note: These web conferences are intended for advocates at sexual assault agencies funded by Cal OES Rape Crisis Center grants.