While CCASA members can now enroll their staff in self-paced SAATI at any time of year, this September, CCASA held our live, virtual Sexual Assault Training Advocate Training Institute. Trainees were taught screen-to-screen about the current issues facing survivors and the systems designed to support survivors. Sessions provided knowledge on elder abuse, subverting systems of oppression, key advocacy skills, mandatory reporting, and much, much more. For any questions about self-paced SAATI, live SAATI, or CCASA trainings, please reach out to Sierra Agens, Training and Technical Assistance Manager.
This September, CCASA’s Communications and Community Engagement Manager, Brandi Dye, traveled north to attend the annual Wyoming Conference for Violence Prevention and Response. The three days included moving keynote speakers, hands-on breakout sessions, and beautiful after-hours storytelling events. In fact, the theme of the 2022 conference was Lifting Voices: Stories for Healing, Transformation, and Relationship Building. To learn more about the conference, and the ways Brandi will incorporate her newfound knowledge to anti-violence work in Colorado, check out this blog.
Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15th and we at CCASA are celebrating! We collaborated with other state coalitions including the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault to enjoy a virtual bilingual gathering of Latine/x/@ people. The event encouraged sharing, learning, and celebrating.
CCASA also welcomed two interns this September. Welcome, Katie and Hannah!