Education is an important part of what we do at WASAC.  Sexual violence can be a difficult topic to discuss, but we can help.  Our advocates can provide you with the tools to better understand the dynamics of sexual violence and a way to start your own conversations.  Below are the programs we provide on a recurring basis, as well as other topics we can facilitate upon request.  Topics can be adjusted to suit the needs of the audience, while honoring intersectionality and diversity.  Programs are available in English and Spanish.

For a list of upcoming community education opportunities click here.

Protective Parenting

Protective Parenting is an in-depth discussion about child sexual abuse issues that is appropriate for parents, caregivers, and community members and includes topics such as grooming, physical and behavioral signs, and how to support a child if they disclose that they have experienced sexual abuse. Participants will also learn about resources and suggestions for talking to children about body safety and consent. This program is court approved.

Sexual Harassment

This educational program discusses sexual harassment in its many forms, including harassment experienced at school, in the workplace, and on the street. Participants will learn what common behaviors are included under this umbrella term and how to find support.

Sexual Violence 101

This introductory educational program explores a broad range of topics related to sexual violence including the definitions of sexual assault, consent and statute definitions of current Kansas sex crimes. Program participants will gain insight, education, and knowledge about rape culture which will assist in refuting common sexual assault myths.

Supporting Disclosures

Disclosing sexual violence victimization can be a re-traumatizing experience for survivors. This educational program will explore how you can support a survivor by considering why an individual may be reluctant to disclose, what a disclosure may sound and/or look like, and ways you can support a survivor in a disclosure.

In addition to our core presentations, WASAC’s Outreach team has created programs for other topics related to sexual violence. We can also create programming for specific topics upon request. Some of these topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Victim Blaming
  • Online Safety
  • Rape Culture
  • Self-Care
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Sexual Victimization of Men & Boys
  • Title IX
  • Creative Interventions for Working with Adolescents
  • Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community
  • Considerations for Survivors and the Criminal Legal System
  • Supporting Parents & Caregivers
  • Sexual Violence and Systems of Oppression
  • And much more…

Program Request Form

To schedule any of these educational programs, put your name and contact info here and a member of our education staff will contact you.

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WASAC's Recommended Reading

We often get asked questions about books, videos and podcasts we recommend so we created WASAC recommends lists.  The books, articles, podcasts and videos on these list have all been reviewed and discussed by at least 3 staff advocates.

WASAC Reading Recommendations – General Education on Sexual Violence