Building Resilience

Building Resilience, a project of King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC), provides information and tangible tools to listeners who want to do the work in ending sexual violence. Each episode focuses on a topic ...more

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October 06, 2021 00:35:15
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"Creating safer futures for our communities" with Kat Monusky of WCSAP

The last episode of this prevention series features Kat Monusky, the Prevention & Social Change Manager at Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) who leaves us with an understanding of how each and every one of us can use conversations as tools for sexual assault prevention. We know that sexual violence is 100% preventable, and we each have a role to play in ending it. Resources Mentioned: adrienne maree brown - Emergent Strategy (book)  KCSARC's 100 Conversations Moving Toward Prevention: A Guide for Reframing Sexual Violence. National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Berkeley Media Studies Group, 2018 Where We're Going and Where We've Been: Making the Case for Preventing Sexual Violence. RALIANCE and Berkeley Media Studies Group, 2018   Connect with us: Visit our website at http://kcsarc.org Email the show at [email protected] Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @kcsarc If you or a loved one have experienced sexual assault or abuse, you are not alone; there are resources to support you in your healing process. Visit http://RAINN.org to find support near you.  Intro & Outro Music: “Blue Skies” by Silent Partner ...

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September 29, 2021 00:27:58
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“If we can’t name it, we can’t fix it”: KCSARC’s WordWatch with Mary Laskowski

In 2016, KCSARC started “WordWatch,” a project that enlisted the help of volunteers in gathering data about the language that was used to discuss sexual violence in criminal legal cases. From those findings, KCSARC staff created a series of resources and trainings to help professionals and community members alike understand how our conversations about sexual assault impact the way that it is perpetuated and perceived in our society. Mary Laskowski, formerly of KCSARC, and currently with the Children’s Justice Center of King County, shares the implications of the WordWatch study and why she’s such an advocate for using language that accurately depicts sexual assault: by using accountable language, and not minimizing the impact or implying consent.Resources Mentioned: Claudia J. Bayliff, Esq. "Raped or ‘Seduced’? How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence  KCSARC's WordWatch Language Guide ...

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September 22, 2021 00:29:15
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“If you’re creating something for a group of people, involve that group of people” - Green River College spotlight, part 2

In the midst of a global pandemic, Green River College’s Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Peer Educator program formed, with the goal of providing student-led violence prevention education to the students, faculty, and staff of GRC, a diverse college located in King County, WA. In the second of two episodes, we hear from the Kelsey Barrans, Assistant Director of Violence Prevention at Green River College, on the behind the scenes of their peer education program. Connect with us: Visit our website at https://kcsarc.org Email the show at [email protected] Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @kcsarc If you or a loved one have experienced sexual assault or abuse, you are not alone; there are resources to support you in your healing process. Visit http://RAINN.org to find support near you.  Intro & Outro Music: “Blue Skies” by Silent Partner ...

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September 15, 2021 00:33:49
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Meet Green River College's Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Peer Educators, part 1

In the midst of a global pandemic, Green River College’s Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Peer Educator program formed with the goal of providing student-led violence prevention education to the students, faculty, and staff of GRC, a diverse college located in King County, WA. In this first of two episodes, RSVP Peer Educators share a bit about what peer education is, why they do what they do, and their thoughts on violence prevention’s place in higher education. Next week, we hear from the facilitator of the program and the work behind building a team of peer educators.   Connect with us: Visit our website at http://kcsarc.org Email the show at [email protected] Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @kcsarc If you or a loved one have experienced sexual assault or abuse, you are not alone; there are resources to support you in your healing process. Visit http://RAINN.org to find support near you.  Intro & Outro Music: “Blue Skies” by Silent Partner ...

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September 08, 2021 00:19:54
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"Use sports as a platform to end sexual assault" with Team Up Washington

Hear from two of the preventionists behind Team Up Washington, Rebecca Milliman of Harborview Abuse & Trauma Center, and Ilene Stohl of Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, whose mission it is to empower high school athletes to become leaders in ending violence. Team Up Washington provides free training to high school athletic coaches, mentors, and survivor advocates to implement violence prevention programming with high school sports teams. Find out more here: https://www.teamupwa.org/    Connect with us: Visit our website at http://kcsarc.org Email the show at [email protected] Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @kcsarc If you or a loved one have experienced sexual assault or abuse, you are not alone; there are resources to support you in your healing process. Visit http://RAINN.org to find support near you.  Intro & Outro Music: “Blue Skies” by Silent Partner ...

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September 01, 2021 00:32:00
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"Violence prevention is health equity" with Mo Lewis of NSVRC

Sexual violence is often viewed as a stand-alone problem in our society, but we know that the work of preventing it is inseparable from all forms of equity work. Mo Lewis, the Prevention Specialist at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) explains why sexual violence prevention must change larger systems that continue to perpetuate oppression in all forms.   Resources Mentioned: The African American Policy Forum’s “Under the Blacklight” podcast series Black Women’s Blueprint CDC’s Connections Selector Tool NSVRC “Risk & Protective Factor” infographic NSVRC “Sexual Violence and Oppression” infographic NSVRC’s COVID & Health Equity podcast series              Connect with us: Visit our website at http://kcsarc.org Email the show at [email protected] Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @kcsarc   If you or a loved one have experienced sexual assault or abuse, you are not alone; there are resources to support you in your healing process. Visit http://RAINN.org to find support near you.    Intro & Outro Music: “Blue Skies” by Silent Partner ...

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