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Texas Association Against Sexual Assault 29th Annual Conference March 6-10, 2011 | Austin, TX


Welcome to the 29th Annual Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Conference! This year's theme "Beyond the Margins: Breaking Down Barriers, Moving Forward Together" challenges us to identify and employ creative strategies to ensure that we are meeting the varied needs of those impacted by sexual violence. True to this theme, TAASA maintains its commitment to developing and providing training opportunities at the conference in areas TAASA members have identified as important. I hope you will take advantage of this year's new Administration/ Leadership, Media/Technology and Advanced Clinical offerings. These areas, along with TAASA's Diversity, SANE, Primary Prevention and Volunteer Management sessions, offer attendees many opportunities to acquire information and ideas that we can use to reach beyond margins in our own communities. One of the ways we break down barriers for survivors and move forward together is through legislative change. The session is in full swing and being here in Austin provides each of us the opportunity to reach out to our legislators. We will have a legislative update during the annual meeting, and I encourage each of you to contact your legislators while you are here and ask for their support of our TAASA legislative initiatives. Lastly, I hope you will take special note of the "together" portion of the theme. You are an important part of a movement driven by people who are committed to ending sexual violence. The conference is the perfect time to connect, network and develop relationships with others in the movement. Sharing our experiences, learning from others, lending support and working together, we can break down barriers and move forward together. Please enjoy the conference! With greatest respect, Monica L. Urbaniak President, TAASA Board of Directors


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TAASA Board Members TAASA Staff Members General Information Continuing Education Programs and Credits Exhibitors Schedule at a Glance Schedule: Sunday, March 6, 2011 Schedule: Monday, March 7, 2011 Schedule: Tueday, March 8, 2011 Schedule: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Schedule: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Featured Speakers Workshop Summaries Presenter Bios TAASA Region Map and County Listing Hotel Map



Monica Urbaniak President Richardson Christina Coultas President-Elect Dallas Barbie Brashear Secretary Pasadena Heather Stautmeister Interim Treasurer Waller

Brandi Reed Region A Amarillo Rick Gipprich Region B San Antonio John Cade Region C Dallas Dene Edmiston Region D Baytown

Lori Bunton Region E Abilene Brenda Heredia Region F Harlingen Jana Barker At Large Richardson Stephanie Schulte At Large El Paso



Annette Burrhus-Clay Executive Director Torie Camp Deputy Director Morgan J Curtis Prevention Programs Director Emiliano Diaz de Leon Primary Prevention Specialist Shlomi Hariff IT Coordinator William C. Hill Membership Services Coordinator Wende Hilsenrod Training Specialist

Sherry Hostetter Technical Assistance Coordinator Linda Hunter Communications Coordinator Christopher Kaiser Staff Attorney Tim Love Primary Prevention Specialist Lisa Luna Training Specialist Rose Luna Training/Diversity Specialist Josh Maher Graphic Designer

Elizabeth Morris Chief Operations Officer Cecilia Perkins Event Coordinator Ted Rutherford Youth Outreach Specialist Nichole Tips Marketing & Communications Director Lyndel Williams Training Director Tamara Williams Youth Program Coordinator Dina Yup Administrative Assistant



Need Assistance? If you are having a difficult time finding where to register, purchase items, attend workshops or meetings, etc., look for a TAASA staff person to assist you. Assistance with your hotel accommodations and/or airport transportation should be handled by the hotel staff. Being on Time We have asked the presenters to be conscientious about releasing participants from their workshops in a timely manner. This will give everyone the full benefit of their break and enable them to get to the next workshop on schedule. Please be diligent about being seated and ready to get started at the scheduled time. Name Tags Name tags must be worn throughout the duration of the conference. Conference name tags will be your admission ticket into workshops and luncheons. Safe Room Conference attendees sometimes need extra support during the conference due to the emotional impact of workshops or other experiences. Others may simply need a quiet space for reflection. TAASA has provided a "safe room" for such purposes in the hotel and has arranged for on-call counselors to be available when needed. The safe room is located on the lobby level in the Lantana Room.

Meals A continental breakfast on Monday and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday are provided as part of your conference registration fee. All other meals are on your own. Because this year's awards luncheon falls on Ash Wednesday, we are serving vegetarian lasagna as our main entrée. On Monday, March 7, the Hilton's Chef Jason has a buffet in the hotel's restaurant, The Creeks. The cost is $9.95 plus tax and gratuity. Buffet selections will allow attendees to get their lunch and return to workshops with fewer time constraints. Boxed lunches are available upon request at the Starbucks Cafe for $9.95 plus tax and gratuity. There will be a limited number of vegetarian entrees available for Tuesday's luncheon. If you noted vegetarian dietary needs during registration it will be noted on your name tag. Please show your name tag to the server to receive a vegetarian meal. If you are not a vegetarian, please do not take a vegetarian meal as we may fall short and not be able to accommodate those with genuine dietary restrictions. Your name badge will admit you to each lunch event. Keynote luncheon The 2011 keynote luncheon will be held Tuesday, from 12:15 ­ 1:30 p.m. in the Bergstrom Ballroom. Awards luncheon The 2010 TAASA Awards will be presented during the annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, from 12:15 ­ 1:30 p.m. in the Bergstrom Ballroom.

Diversity Task Force Raffle TAASA's Diversity Task Force is hosting a raffle in the first floor registration area. Please stop by and purchase tickets! Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon on Wednesday. All tickets must be purchased by 10 a.m., Wednesday. Diversity Task Force Table Come by and support the Diversity Task Force 2011 Scholarship fund and find out how to get involved with task force initiatives. The Diversity Task Force will have available for sale "The Advocates Guide to Cultural Competency" manual and "In Their Shoes" diversity activity. The activity is a simple yet powerful tool for youth, community and church groups. Evening Activity With a city as diverse as Austin, there's guaranteed to be something fun for everyone. TAASA has reviewed past conference evaluations. Many attendees expressed a desire to experience Austin's 6th Street nightlife. As a result TAASA has secured transportation to and from the conference hotel and 6th Street downtown Austin on Monday evening. Monday, March 7, from 5:30 ­ 9:30 p.m. Tuxedo Charters will circle back and forth from the Austin Hilton Hotel to 6th Street for a total of four hours. The last returning shuttle will leave at 9:30 p.m. from the Driskill Hotel, located at the corner of 6th and Brazos. Meet at the front hotel lobby entrance where the van will begin transporting at 5:30 p.m.



cultural Awareness certification Sign Up and credit Turn-In TAASA has designated several Cultural Awareness Certification (CAC) approved workshops throughout the conference. CAC sign-up sheets will be available at the Diversity Task Force table. Please fill out and turn in to the Diversity Task Force Table to begin or continue building credit toward your certification.

certificate of Training A certificate of training will be available to all participants after completing the conference evaluation. You can access the evaluation immediately after the conference at conferencesurvey.

continuing Education Units CEUs are available for licensed professional counselors, social workers, registered nurses and law enforcement officers. There is a designated CEU table in the registration area for picking up and turning in CEU forms. A copy of the CEU form, signed by an appropriate representative, will be sent to you after the conference. Nursing contact hours have been applied for through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. All workshops are eligible for TCLEOSE credit.


Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Arch Angel Michael Reader Arte Sana Best Buy Store 1153-Mueller BookWoman Crime Victims' Institute

Law Offices of Kevin R. Madison Living Large Padee's Gifts ptaylor Accessories Sexual Assault & Family Violence Investigator Course

Scentsy Wickless Candles Sherry's Ink `n Stamps Sunray Health & Beauty Aids Texas Advocacy Project Texas Council on Family Violence



Sunday, March 6

10:00 ­ 2:00 2:00 ­ 5:00 5:00 ­ 7:00 Board Meeting | Live Oak Registration | First Floor Lobby Diversity Reception | Bergstrom B

Monday, March 7

7:30 ­ 8:30 8:30 ­ 10:00 10:15 ­ 11:45 12:00 ­ 1:30 1:45 ­ 3:15 3:30 ­ 5:00 Registration | First Floor Lobby Opening | Bergstrom Ballroom Plenary | Bergstrom Ballroom Executive Director Luncheon | Bergstrom B Workshop Session 1 Annual Membership Meeting | Bergstrom B

Tuesday, March 8

8:00 ­ 8:30 8:30 ­ 10:00 10:15 ­ 11:45 12:15 ­ 1:30 1:45 ­ 3:15 3:30 ­ 5:00 Registration | First Floor Lobby Workshop Session 2 Region Meetings Keynote Luncheon | Bergstrom Ballroom Workshop Session 3 Workshop Session 4

Wednesday, March 9

8:00 ­ 8:30 8:30 ­ 10:00 10:15 ­ 11:45 12:15 ­ 1:30 1:45 ­ 3:15 3:30 ­ 5:00 Registration | First Floor Lobby Workshop Session 5 Workshop Session 6 Awards Luncheon | Bergstrom Ballroom Workshop Session 7 Workshop Session 8

Thursday, March 10

8:00 ­ 8:30 8:30 ­ 10:00 10:15 ­ 11:45 Registration | First Floor Lobby Workshop Session 9 Final Workshop Session



SUndAY, MArCh 6, 2011

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Board Meeting

Live Oak

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


First Floor Lobby

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Diversity Reception

Bergstrom B



7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

MondAY, MArCh 7, 2011

Registration | Second Floor Lobby

Registration & Continental Breakfast | First Floor Lobby

Opening | Bergstrom Ballroom Employment Rights of Sexual Assault Victims

Robin Runge Bergstrom Ballroom

Break 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break Second Floor Lobby

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The Bilingual Website Question: Where Do We Begin?

Laura Zárate Bergstrom Ballroom

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Executive Director Luncheon | Bergstrom B For executive directors only; lunch on your own for all other attendees.

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Non-Report Sexual Assault Evidence Program

Torie Camp

Group Work with Women Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors

Karissa M. Gilmore; Melva Torne-Boyd Del Valle

Training and Retaining Volunteers: Look Beyond the Margins

Gayla Stock Live Oak


3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Annual Membership Meeting

Bergstrom B

5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Charter Transportation to Austin's 6th Street District


Victim Impact Statements: Strengthening the Voice of Victims in Your Community

Kristi Heiman Wildflower

Multidisciplinary Approach for the Patient in Acute Crisis

Shelley Botello; Gwynneth A. Livesay Violet Crown

Working Online Safely and Confidentially

Shlomi Harif

Yes, We Certainly Do Have a Sexual Assault Program!

Linda Hunter


Bergstrom A



8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

TUeSdAY, MArCh 8, 2011

Registration | First Floor Lobby

Registration | Second Floor Lobby

An Issue of Victim Secrecy: Adults Molested as Children

Lisa Luna

Graphic Design for Wearers of Multiple Hats

Joshua Maher

Geriatric Sexual Assault and Abuse

Alan B. Scott


Del Valle

Live Oak

Break 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break Second Floor Lobby

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Region A Meeting


Region B Meeting

Del Valle

Region C Meeting

Live Oak

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon | Bergstrom Ballroom

Cultural Trauma, History and Trauma ­ Their Impact on African-American Survivors

Terri Pease

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Building Strategies for Anti-Oppression

Rose Pulliam; Priscilla A. Hale Chennault

Sexual Assault Advocate Training Certification

Sherry Hostetter Del Valle

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Defining Advocacy

Lisa Zapata-Maling; Peggy Helton

Cultural Myths and Sexual Assault

Stephanie Schulte

Housing Rights of Sexual Assault Victims

Kelli Dunn Howard


Del Valle

Live Oak

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


SANE Reception

Privacy, Confidentiality and Liability in Digital Communications

Shlomi Harif; Christopher Kaiser Wildflower

Sex for Sale? Victims Who Entertain for a Living

Shelley Botello

Immigration and Case Management

Wende Hilsenrod

Advocating for Rural Texas

Judy Chambers

Violet Crown


Bergstrom A

Region D Meeting


Region E Meeting

Violet Crown

Region F Meeting


Beyond Labels: Services for Survivors with Mental Illness (Part 1 of 2)

Heather Kamper Wildflower

SANE Peer Review (Part 1 of 2)

Jamie Ferrell Violet Crown

Texas Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Service

Robert Bales Longhorn

Politics in the Pink Dome*

Torie Camp Bergstrom A

*PLEASE NOTE: Participants will be going to the Capitol and remaining there through the afternoon sessions.

Beyond Labels: Services for Survivors with Mental Illness (Part 2 of 2)

Heather Kamper

SANE Peer Review (Part 2 of 2)

Jamie Ferrell

Breaking Language and Cultural Barriers: Experiences in Group Work with Latina Incest Survivors

Carmen Vasquez; Liliana Pizana

The XY-Zone

Robert Bachicha; Wilton Harris


Violet Crown


Bergstrom A



8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

WedneSdAY, MArCh 9, 2011

Registration | First Floor Lobby

Registration | Second Floor Lobby

Bringing the Margins to Life: Using the Tools of Interactive Theatre for Prevention Work (Part 1 of 2)

Lynn Hoare Chennault

Understanding Sexual Assault Protective Orders: Who Needs Them, How to Get Them

Carlos Salinas

Fearless Facilitation

Emiliano Diaz de Leon

Del Valle

Live Oak

Break 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break Second Floor Lobby

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Bringing the Margins to Life:

Using the Tools of Interactive Theatre for Prevention Work (Part 2 of 2)

Lynn Hoare Chennault

Building Bridges, Solving Cold Cases

Jennifer Schuett; Tim Cromie Del Valle

Impact of Sexual Assault on the Family System

Jennie Barr

Live Oak

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Awards Luncheon | Bergstrom Ballroom

Ethics in Providing Services to Victims of Sexual Assault

(Part 1 of 2) Jennie Barr Chennault

Moving Bystanders Upstream

Morgan J Curtis; Tim Love

It's Just Like Readin', Writin' and Arithmetic ­ Volunteerstyle

Sherry Hostetter

Del Valle

Live Oak

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Ethics in Providing Services to Victims of Sexual Assault (Part 2 of 2)

Jennie Barr Chennault

No Survivor Left Behind: Strategic Planning & Management to Ensure Access

Rose Luna; Christopher Kaiser Del Valle

Recognizing Volunteers on a Shoe String Budget

Danielle Rominski

Live Oak


Good, Better, Best Financial Management Practices

Mara Ash

Beyond Marginal Body Surface Injury Diagramming & Photodocumentation

Sonja Eddleman; Jamie Ferrell Violet Crown

Integrating Primary Prevention Concepts into Organizational Policies and Practices

Peggy Helton; Morgan J Curtis; Tim Love Longhorn

Domestic Minor Human Trafficking

Kim Basinger


Bergstrom A

Intro into Arab Culture and Islam

Amjad Mohammad

Beyond Marginal Body Surface Injury Diagramming & Photodocumentation

Sonja Eddleman; Jamie Ferrell Violet Crown

Barrier Free Justice: Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities

Katie Webb; Catherine Jones Longhorn

SANEs and Law Enforcement: Avoid Blurring the Lines

Kayce Ward; John E. Zuniga Bergstrom A


Public Outreach for Lease Termination & Sexual Assault Exams

Torie Camp; Nichole Tips Wildflower

Health and Advocacy Collaboration: Reevaluating Relationships, Improving Outcomes

Jamie Ferrell; Barbie Brashear Violet Crown

What Am I Getting Myself Into?

Ted Rutherford; Tamara Williams Bergstrom A

Narrative Informed Adventure Therapy: Empowering Families Through Action

Federico A. Borroel Wildflower

I'm Not a Male Nurse ­ I Treat Everybody

Edward Russell; Bruce Parkes Violet Crown

Planning, Creating and Managing Your Organization's Online Presence

Shlomi Harif Longhorn

All Kids Are Our Kids: Utilizing the 40 Developmental Assets to Build Asset-Rich Communities and Prevent Violence

Rick Gipprich, Jr. Bergstrom A 15


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

ThUrSdAY, MArCh 10, 2011

Registration | Second Floor Lobby

Registration | Second Floor Lobby

The Mind of the Sexual Predator (Part 1 of 2)

Lyndel Williams

The Two Step Dance: A Model of Intervention (Part 1 of 2)

Shea Alexander

An Intersectional Approach to Primary Prevention with the LGBTQ Communities

Annette Saenz; Orlando Zapata Live Oak


Del Valle

Break 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break Second Floor Lobby

10:15 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.

The Mind of the Sexual Predator (Part 2 of 2)

Lyndel Williams

The Two Step Dance: A Model of Intervention (Part 2 of 2)

Shea Alexander


Del Valle


Victim Service Professionals and Advocacy ­ Pulling the Pieces Together

Lisa Zapata-Maling Wildflower

Pediatric Sexual Assault/ Abuse: Genital Assessment Documentation Terminology

Robin Jacquet-Williams; Sandra Sanchez Violet Crown

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Nichole Tips


Crisis Intervention for Health Care Providers and First Responders

Gloria Salazar Violet Crown



Robin R. Runge, Esq.

Robin R. Runge is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of North Dakota School of Law where she teaches in the Employment and Housing Law Clinic. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College in History and French and her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. Before coming to the University of North Dakota School of Law, Professor Runge taught public interest lawyering and domestic violence law at The George Washington University Law School and domestic violence law at The American University Washington College of Law. From 2003 to 2009, Professor Runge was Director of the Commission on Domestic Violence at the American Bar Association where she managed all aspects of Commission programming including developing training curricula for attorneys, writing articles and speaking domestically and internationally on various aspects of domestic violence and the legal response to domestic violence including the employment rights of domestic violence victims. Previously, Professor Runge was Deputy Director and

Coordinator of the Program on Women's Employment Rights (POWER) at the D.C. Employment Justice Center and the Coordinator of the Domestic Violence and Employment Project at the Employment Law Center, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco. Professor Runge was the first George Washington University Law School graduate to receive an Equal Justice Fellowship from Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law). With her fellowship, Professor Runge created the Domestic Violence and Employment Project at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, one of the first programs in the country devoted exclusively to advocating for the employment rights of domestic violence victims. Professor Runge's scholarship and advocacy interests focus on the employment rights of low income women and the intersection of violence against women and employment law, including analysis of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, unemployment insurance, and employment protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Professor Runge is a member of the California Bar and District of Columbia Bar and is from Collinsville, Illinois, outside of St. Louis, Missouri.


Massachusetts serving adults with psychiatric and developmental disabilities) and was Program Director at Safe Horizon's Partnership to Prevent Domestic Violence (an RWJ-funded project to engage primary care physicians and HMOs in addressing domestic violence). She was a tenured professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University in Illinois. Her exceptional work to better the safety and health status of battered women was recognized by the Family Violence Prevention Fund with the first Health Care and Domestic Violence Advocate Leadership Award. Dr. Pease was a national consultant for the Zero to Three Early Head Start National Resource Center's Infant Mental Health program. She was also appointed to the faculty of the National Academy for Equal Justice for Persons with Disabilities at Temple University. She holds a B.A. in biology from Reed College and a Ph.D. in developmental psychopathology from the Division of Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University. After earning the Ph.D., she went on to post-doctoral study of clinical neuropsychology at the Fielding Institute. Dr. Pease is the author of a forthcoming book from Sidran Institute Press that will offer self-help skills to trauma survivors who have cognitive or developmental disabilities, and a companion volume for families and staff who are supporting survivors who face these challenges.

Terri Pease, Ph.D.

Terri Pease, Ph.D., is an educator, clinician and consultant who focuses her work on creating cross-sector clinical and programmatic responses to sexual assault and domestic violence. She has devoted much of her career to addressing trauma and abuse of people with disabilities and in communities of color, and has been especially interested in enabling and broadening collaborations between victim service providers and providers who support people who have mental health, cognitive and learning disabilities. Dr. Pease is an accomplished trainer with more than 15 years of experience crafting and delivering tailored trainings on working with victims of violent crimes who live with trauma and/or mental illness. Dr. Pease is a former board member of NCADV and has long-standing ties to the domestic violence movement. She is the Adult Trauma Specialist at the National Center on Domestic Violence Trauma and Mental Health, and was formerly the Clinical Director of the Mental Retardation Residential and Support Division of ServiceNet, Inc, (a residential program in western

laura Zárate

Laura Zárate is a Latina victim advocate, training specialist, and artist from Texas with over twenty-six years of experience in violence prevention and training on sexual and intimate partner violence. She has presented at state, national, and international conferences in Mexico and Paraguay, where she also founded an agency for girl survivors of sexual abuse, trafficking, and prostitution. Laura is Founding Executive Director of Arte Sana (art heals) one of four agencies recognized in 2003, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a model program for under served survivors of sexual violence. Founded in 2001, Arte Sana's cyber activism has focused on eliminating access barriers, especially for marginalized Spanish speaking survivors. The bilingual SAAM e-toolkit and website that includes a national Spanish language victim services directory, bilingual victim advocate's resource-sharing page, and survivor art gallery, are among the many outreach tools that Arte Sana has shared online.



Advocating for Rural Texas Judy Chambers | Providing services for victims of sexual violence in many rural areas of Texas can be quite a unique challenge. Securing resources for providing the services and gaining the trust of both community agencies and the survivors themselves requires knowledge and skills that advocates may not already have. Participants in this interactive workshop will discuss some best practices for serving victims in rural areas. All Kids Are Our Kids: Utilizing the 40 Developmental Assets to Build Asset-Rich Communities and Prevent Violence Rick Gipprich, Jr. | Research shows that 62% of youth who report having 10 or less of the 40 Developmental Assets' positive and supportive conditions that help young people thrive and succeed are more likely to engage in violent and abusive behavior. Building assets during critical adolescent years provides us with an opportunity to influence the choices teens make and help them become caring, responsible and non-violent adults. This workshop will familiarize us with connections between the asset framework and sexual violence prevention, provide guidance on how to infuse and integrate assets into your ongoing prevention efforts, and allow participants the opportunity to explore ways of implementing a proven research-based framework to help make change in schools, in the home and in the community.

An Intersectional Approach to Primary Prevention with the LGBTQ Communities Annette Saenz | Primary prevention around sexual violence in the LGBTQ communities can be particularly difficult. Due to homophobia and heterosexism, many communities lack a centralized queer population. Lack of services, fear of law enforcement and limited societal support allow the LGTBQ community to become a vulnerable population. Sexual violence is more common among hate crimes against LGBTQ individuals than it is for hate crimes against other groups. Social justice is about equality and honoring the value of all people. Since homophobia reinforces a culture of sexual violence, unlearning it is essential to primary prevention efforts. An Issue of Victim Secrecy: Adults Molested as Children Lisa Luna | The nature of child sexual abuse is intertwined with the issue of victim secrecy. Research began exposing the sexual abuse of children as a problem of sizeable proportions in the late sixties and early seventies. Over the years, one thing has remained constant: sexual abuse of children is extensively undisclosed and underreported. This training will explore the factors that can lead to child sexual abuse as well as statistics and treatment issues for working with adults molested as children.

Barrier Free Justice: Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities Katie Webb | Research shows that people with disabilities are abused and sexually assaulted at vastly higher rates than people without disabilities and that abuse against people with disabilities often goes unreported. Abusers are usually known to the victim, and people with disabilities are often abused by those they rely on for support and care. This workshop will assist professionals in law enforcement, social service and criminal justice to better identify and respond to violence and sexual assault perpetrated against people with disabilities. Presenters in this workshop represent partner agencies from Barrier Free Justice, a successful collaborative program since 2000 serving survivors of interpersonal violence with disabilities in Brooklyn, N.Y. Beyond Labels: Services for Survivors with Mental Illness Heather Kamper | Diagnostic labels have been used to harm survivors of sexual violence and can follow people for years or even a lifetime. The social stigma of mental illness is often based on fear of violence and from not knowing how to respond effectively. In this workshop, staff of sexual assault programs will gain a greater understanding of the links between traumatic experiences, including sexual violence, and mental health. Participants will have increased understanding of the legal requirements of serving survivors who have mental health disorders. Information will also be presented on a traumainformed approach to working with survivors with mental illness.


Beyond Marginal Body Surface Injury Diagramming & Photodocumentation Sonja Eddleman | This workshop will prepare the attendee with the skill to provide complete documentation of injuries. Providing factual diagramming of the injuries is the primary responsibility of the forensic nurse examiner caring for the patient. Photodocumentation is an adjunct to support the written documentation. Written and photodocumentation enhance and provide a complete picture of the body surface assessment of the patient. Breaking Language and Cultural Barriers: Experiences in Group Work with Latina Incest Survivors Carmen Vasquez | Spanish-speaking Latina survivors of childhood sexual abuse often experience a number of difficulties related to the trauma of abuse and may also be challenged with stressors relevant to their immigrant status in the community. Access to linguistically and culturally competent services for this population is limited. Traditional problem and traumafocused approaches are typically used to provide group interventions for primarily targeting the effects of the abuse and the experiences of victimization. A social constructionist theoretical framework is the foundational approach for group work with women survivors of child sexual abuse which acknowledges and honors participants' realities and experiences.

Bringing the Margins to Life: Using the Tools of Interactive Theatre for Prevention Work Lynn Hoare | The Voices Against Violence Theatre for Dialogue program will share an interactive performance that brings the issues of sexual assault to life through a story. Audience members will examine personal and societal assumptions around gender, age, race and ethnicity as a story unfolds. Participants will be asked to unpack and process what is happening throughout the session and will be offered opportunities to jump into a scene to try on behaviors of an active bystander. Building Bridges, Solving Cold Cases Jennifer Schuett | This workshop will include Jennifer's story of survival and how her relationships with those in law enforcement positively affected her healing process and the case. Jennifer also will share how she is going "beyond the margins" even 20 years later to continue to speak out and encourage others to do the same. Detective Tim Cromie will also share his experiences of working with Jennifer as well as other victims of sexual assault and how he went "beyond the margins" in solving Jennifer's "cold" case. Building Strategies for Anti-Oppression Rose Pulliam | This is an interactive workshop designed to non-judgmentally engage in discussion about power, prejudice, privilege and oppression. Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to identify new strategies for addressing privilege and oppression in their work, particularly as it relates to gender and gender identity and sexual orientation/ identity. Participants will also learn to apply these strategies to organizational practices, policy and building relationships with service users.

Can't We All Just Get Along? Nichole Tips | Have you ever found yourself saying this about one or more coworkers: "We get along so well at lunch time, but we just don't work well together!" Do you struggle with managing a group or agency of people who all have completely different work styles? Come learn how individual behavior and processes impact you and your work and how key elements of communication can help. Crisis Intervention for Health Care Providers and First Responders Gloria Salazar | This workshop is for healthcare providers and first responders who may encounter crisis situations related to trauma and grief. In addition to defining trauma, crisis and grief, participants will also explore differences between stress and burnout. Cultural Myths and Sexual Assault Stephanie Schulte | This workshop will openly discuss cultural myths and sexual assault among different cultures, including but not limited to Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender community. The workshop will also include the TAASA diversity task force "In Their Shoes" activity to promote further discussion of myths and sexual assault issues.



Defining Advocacy Lisa Zapata-Maling | Come to this workshop and learn how to impact your organization, your community and the world! Defining Advocacy is a workshop designed to increase the participant's skills and knowledge of the role advocates play in a sexual assault program and their community. Participants will be able to identify an advocate's impact on service provision, social change and community mobilization. Domestic Minor Human Trafficking Kim Basinger | This workshop will provide an overview of trafficking and include a particular focus on domestic minor human trafficking. Participants will gain understanding of the victims as well as the traffickers and learn more about laws in Texas as they relate to trafficking of minors. Ethics in Providing Services to Victims of Sexual Assault Jennie Barr | Ethics in providing victim services is paramount to ensuring that the rights of victims are balanced with the needs of the criminal justice process in prosecuting offenders of these crimes. Definitions of professionalism, ethical decision making and ethical self-awareness will be offered and discussed in the context of sexual assaultrelated cases. Professional codes of ethics will be shared, compared and contrasted.

Fearless Facilitaton Emiliano Diaz de Leon | In this workshop participants will continue to add to their repertoire of tools and techniques while exploring new concepts to benefit their primary prevention work. As practicing facilitators this group will exchange experiences and ideas through hands-on exercises and opportunities to discuss lessons learned. Participants will also have an opportunity to reflect on their personal style and philosophy of facilitation. Geriatric Sexual Assault and Abuse Alan B. Scott | In this workshop participants will discuss counseling strategies developed for dealing with decades of pain. We all know that the demands of everyday life are tough enough. Try imaging yourself being in the prime of your life during the 1930s, 40s or the 50s. What if you were sexually assaulted or abused decades ago? What would be some of the long term implications of being victimized so long ago? This workshop is designed to offer counselors insights into the special needs and considerations when offering therapeutic interventions to geriatric victims of sexual assault/abuse. Good, Better, Best Financial Management Practices Mara Ash | Efficiency, effectiveness and transparency are key to improved financial condition. In this session, participants will learn how to manage organizational financial practices better and learn practical tips, tricks and ideas that can be applied to financial operations for immediate visible improvements. They will also learn how to spot red flags for fraud, waste and abuse to mitigate financial risks as well as how to determine if programs are sustainable, so the organization is in a position to succeed.

Graphic Design for Wearers of Multiple Hats Joshua Maher | Few agencies and organizations within the non-profit/antisexual violence/social justice community have access to communications or marketing professionals. Yet clear and effective communication of purpose, programming and mission is a constant necessity and one frequently taken on by people who must wear many hats in an organization. In this workshop, we'll examine some general tenets of graphic design for the non-profit community: concise layout, hierarchy of messaging, basic components of branding, common missteps and case studies of relevant examples. Group Work with Women Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Karissa M. Gilmore | A group for women childhood sexual abuse survivors was designed by the presenters at the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio. Solutionfocused and narrative frameworks were the foundational approaches used to develop the group which acknowledges and honors participants' realities and experiences. The group's main focus was to use present life resources, strengthen coping and resilience, validate challenges, define future goals and possibilities and build a support network. The presenters will provide an overview of the theoretical framework used to develop the group, demonstrate interventions utilized throughout the course and discuss implications for clinical practice and future research.


Health and Advocacy Collaboration: Reevaluating Relationships, Improving Outcomes Jamie Ferrell | There is no single method identified for effective healthcare and victim advocacy collaboration. Independent of what process is established there should be periodic re-evaluation identifying effectiveness and gaps in service. This session will outline one healthcare agency's journey of re-evaluation steps and change implementation to improve patient outcomes. The success and sustainability is dependent on victim advocacy participation, professionalism and respect. The ability of both health and advocacy agencies to be objective will maintain healthy, successful and appropriate services for those who have experienced the trauma of sexual violence. Housing Rights of Sexual Assault Victims Kelli Dunn Howard | The workshop will educate participants on the rights of applicants and tenants who are denied housing, or who are evicted from housing because they are victims of family violence or sexual assault. The workshop will also educate participants about tenants' rights when they want to break a lease and move without penalty due to violence or assault. The workshop will also provide practical tips on how to help tenants access legal help, housing options, payment of moving expenses and also how to help tenants advocate for their rights.

I'm Not a Male Nurse ­ I Treat Everybody! Edward Russell | Two male SANEs will discuss their experiences caring for female patients with a focus on interpersonal attention to promote comfort and reassurance. Topics include the initial greeting and introduction, explaining how procedures are done and how modesty will be protected, getting the patient acquainted with exam room before exam, positioning for comfort, comforting communication and eye contact during exam, teaching before, during and after exam, and ensuring the patient knows she is always in control. Immigration and Case Management Wende Hilsenrod | Working with immigrant populations has its own unique challenges which go beyond speaking the same language and assuming that the client understands what you mean. Workshop participants will discuss assimilation, acculturation and marginalization as they relate to immigrant populations who may seek services at rape crisis centers. Helping clients to achieve biculturalism may be the most practical and empowering tool we can offer. Impact of Sexual Assault on the Family System Jennie Barr | The crime of sexual assault directly impacts the victim on many levels, which may include physical ­ potential injuries; emotional/psychological ­ fear, loss of safety, changed view of self, feelings of shame, misdirected sense of responsibility or self-blame; spiritual ­ questioning the "why" and "why me;" relational ­ how it affects a spouse, parent, or child; communal ­ how it changes the way in which one moves through the community at work, in leisure pursuits and in daily routine. A victim's family is

secondarily impacted on all the same levels. This workshop will look at the "systemwide" impact of the crime, how victims and their network of family, friends, colleagues and community have to create a "new normal" after a crime disrupts "life as we knew it." Integrating Primary Prevention Concepts into Organizational Policies and Practices Peggy Helton | This workshop will identify primary prevention of sexual violence concepts such as equality, respect and a social change perspective which when integrated into workplace culture can increase the organization's ability to emerge as a community leader in prevention efforts as well as obtain a high level of organizational effectiveness. Intro into Arab Culture and Islam Amjad Mohammad | With the increasing involvement of the United States in the Middle East and the Arab world, educating ourselves about the region, its people, religions, customs and habits has become a necessity. This presentation will focus on educating participants about the Arab world and the Middle East, while focusing on the basic concepts of Islam. Understanding these concepts would greatly benefit law enforcement officers when dealing with Arab and Muslim students in schools and universities. This presentation will also help law enforcement deal with U.S. citizens of Arab descent. A better understanding of the region can lead to more effectively addressing issues related to people from this part of the world and will result in increased security and safety for all of us.



It's Just Like Readin,' Writin' and Arithmetic ­ Volunteer Style Sherry Hostetter | "Beyond the margins" signifies our desire to look further than our normal playbook and expand our minds. This workshop will challenge participants to do just that. It's more important than ever to have volunteers; however, recruiting, training and keeping them may be even more difficult today than in the past. So it is important to think beyond what we have always done and think of new and innovative ways to recruit, retain and recognize volunteers. They are our most important asset and deserve the full attention of our volunteer programs. Moving Bystanders Upstream Morgan J Curtis | Bystanders are an important component of preventing sexual violence before it stops. From a primary prevention standpoint, bystander behaviors include intervening in sexist and homophobic remarks and interrupting other attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that support a rape culture. In this workshop, we will discuss the spectrum of bystander behaviors and ways to incorporate a bystander approach into primary prevention work.

Multidisciplinary Approach for the Patient in Acute Crisis Shelley Botello | This workshop is based upon an internationally-recognized sexual assault response team made up of forensic nurse examiners, chaplains and advocates. We will discuss the dynamic of this team whose purpose is to help the client as able to move from being a victim to being a survivor while collecting forensic evidence to aid in their case. We speak to the roles of each team member and how they are at times fluid and at times not. In addition we will engage participants in role play that allows for the information to be used in "where the rubber hits the road" situations. Narrative Informed Adventure Therapy: Empowering Families Through Action Federico A. Borroel | People attending this workshop will be those willing to engage in experiential activities and conversations which interweave principles of narrative therapy with adventure-based practices. The presenter will discuss how experiential activities such as ropes course initiatives and rock climbing create opportunities for families to assume power over problems. The presenter will invite attendees to participate in an experiential activity and then conceptualize with the audience how the activity might promote healing and empowerment with families challenged by the effects of sexual abuse. Participants will also leave with new techniques to use with clients in individual, family and group sessions.

No Survivor Left Behind: Strategic Planning & Management to Ensure Access Rose Luna | In order to fully examine the state of victim support agencies, it's imperative to consider the difficult position an agency faces in generating the required standards/deliverables without unintentionally standardizing victim services. The quantification of anything has the potential to focus on quantity as opposed to quality. Doing so runs the risk of forming best practice methods in serving the "average"victim. As a result, disparity of services for victims outside that standard increases, and a concerted effort is needed to avoid standardization of services. This workshop will discuss planning and implementation of policies and management in order to ensure access for marginalized populations to your agency. Non-Report Sexual Assault Evidence Program Torie Camp | On June 19, 2009, the Governor signed HB 2626 into law which created the non-report sexual assault evidence program and brought Texas into compliance with federal requirements. The program creates a way for victims of sexual assault to obtain a medical forensic examination without reporting to law enforcement or participating in the process of an investigation. Workshop participants will explore the non-report sexual assault evidence program which relies on DPS to store evidence at one of its forensic labs. A formal program evaluation has recently been conducted on this statewide program, and public awareness materials have been developed that will be shared with workshop participants.


Pediatric Sexual Assault/Abuse: Genital Assessment Documentation Terminology Robin Jacquet-Williams | Terms used to document findings noted during the genital assessment of the child sexual assault/ abuse patient can be confusing and often used inconsistently. This workshop will review the origin of the lexicons commonly utilized. One such lexicon is described in a 1995 publication from APSAC titled Descriptive Terminology in Child Sexual Abuse Medical Evaluation. This terminology was developed by individuals interested in standardizing the process of describing physical findings and has been adopted and adapted in many different environments though it's not clear how the terms were developed. Returning to the basics may allow the focus to shift to terminology that relies upon factors such as mechanism of injury, type of tissue involved and transfer of energy to that tissue and the physics of the process of healing. It is time now fifteen years later to consider establishing terminology supported by facts that is easily translatable among different disciplines. Planning, Creating and Managing Your Organization's Online Presence Shlomi Harif | This workshop lays out not only different online communication tools, but also explains the reasons why ­ and why not ­ to use them, depending on client populations and organizational goals. Discussions of resource requirements for investments in online tools, as well as important restrictions in terms of confidentiality and professional boundaries are part of this interactive workshop.

Politics in the Pink Dome Torie Camp | This workshop is a field trip! First, we'll briefly review TAASA's legislative agenda, current highs and lows of the session and provide tips for getting around the Capitol. Then we'll carpool and head down to the Capitol itself. You'll then be free to attend a committee hearing, watch floor debate or make a visit to your own senator or representative's office before heading back on your own. Note: Going down to the Capitol means you will miss the 3:30 ­ 5:00 p.m. block of workshops. Privacy, Confidentiality and Liability in Digital Communications Shlomi Harif | What are the social and electronic communication media, how are these affected by federal and state privacy laws, what are the reporting and recording requirements for each of these media? Staff use of media, boundary issues, legal consequences and limitations will be explored in this workshop. Public Outreach for Lease Termination & Sexual Assault Exams Torie Camp | Take a first look at TAASA's new public awareness campaign designed to inform the public about two (sort of) new laws benefiting sexual assault victims. Web and radio PSAs as well as posters and brochures will be unveiled highlighting the right of sexual assault survivors to a medical forensic exam even when law enforcement is not involved and the right to terminate their lease. Learn how to use these new materials in your community and the importance of sharing this critical information.

Recognizing Volunteers on a Shoe String Budget Danielle Rominski | Due to the recession and cutbacks at agencies, this workshop will explore many different ways to recognize volunteers but not break the bank doing it! It will show volunteer managers and staff how to use materials on hand to be creative when recognizing volunteers from the little thank you's to bigger appreciation events. Inexpensive and low cost doesn't have to look and seem cheap! Plus this workshop will explore tips, tricks and best practices for volunteer recognition that anyone can do. SANE Peer Review Jamie Ferrell | This workshop is a peer review from SANE's cases regarding sexual assault across the state. SANEs will present cases and discuss documentation issues, etc. regarding the cases being reviewed. Evidenced-based practice will be incorporated during the review process. SANEs and Law Enforcement: Avoid Blurring the Lines Kayce Ward | Whether working in a large city or a rural community, investigators and SANEs face common challenges to maintain objectivity working with sexual assault cases. A family violence detective and SANE from San Antonio will explore challenges faced when working together. A healthy respect for each other's roles is very important. Facilitators will focus on the value of not getting carried away with the drama of the event and how passion for the case may blur the lines of both parties, potentially causing damage to the integrity of the case.



Sex for Sale? Victims Who Entertain for a Living Shelley Botello | Working as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, we frequently work with a special population of patients who are at increased risk to be victims due to their professional occupations. When working with victims of sexual assault who either work in the sex industry or entertain for a living, it is often a downgraded response due to myths and fallacies associated with this special population. I've heard "theft for services" or "what did she think was going to happen after getting them worked up" more times than I care to count. Practicing SANEs need to assess their own biases and examine their practices to ensure that this special population gets the services they deserve. Assessment, evaluation and more importantly, after care, will be discussed for the medical professional working with these victims. Through a more sensitive approach we can ensure that all our "victims" will become "survivors." Sexual Assault Advocate Training Certification Sherry Hostetter | Because of the increasing need for direct service advocates/volunteers, it is more important than ever that they receive proper training in order to provide assistance to sexual assault survivors. This workshop will give concrete examples of what an application for certification of your sexual assault training program should look like. It will not only discuss the benefits of having standardized training topics and the right of a victim to have an advocate/volunteer from a certified training program present during a forensic exam, but also reveal the secrets of submitting a successful application for certification of your agency's sexual assault training program.

Texas Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Service Robert Bales | This workshop is designed to empower individuals seeking current information about offender status and how to gain that information. This information contains a variety of offender status updates and court case information which helps reduce revictimization. The Texas VINE service goes beyond the margins of just an automated notification service; it also serves as a resource for victims and survivors of crime, law enforcement, service providers and communities. The interactive learning environment will allow attendees to interact with each other to create benefits for all participants. This important session is for all attendees from beginners to advanced knowledge in the field. The Mind of the Sexual Predator Lyndel Williams | The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the types of sexual predators, their behaviors and how to identify them. During the class we will touch on topics such as what is sexual deviancy, what are the methods that offenders use to approach victims, and the four phases of the sexual crime. In addition, we will discuss paraphilias and their connection to fantasy, and go into detail discussing the different dangerous paraphilias. We will discuss fantasy in detail as it relates to the sexual crime. In addition, we will talk about sexual homicide, sexual sadists and conclude with interviewing techniques for this type of offender.

The Two Step Dance: A Model of Intervention Shea Alexander | A model is presented which has been effective with clients who are considered difficult to treat by most mental health professionals. This model was developed gradually over a year of being able to get positive results and successfully treating clients with a diagnosis of PTSD, Axis II or Attachment Disorder who also had a history of sexual assault. Focus of the workshop will also include a brief discussion of the theory and stages of the model. The structure and strategies presented are easy to follow step by step, geared to meet the need of clinicians looking for more effective, practical tools. The XY-Zone Robert Bachicha | The XY-Zone is an innovative school-based leadership development and peer support program of Communities In Schools of Central Texas targeting teen males. The goal of the workshop is to provide practitioners the tools to support and guide adolescent males as they transition into manhood. Participants will learn the purpose of developing a unique sense of "brotherhood" for youth to make positive changes, reach goals and incorporate their own vision into expanding their program. The XY-Zone offers curriculum-based, experiential groups grounded in adolescent development theory.


Training and Retaining Volunteers: Look Beyond the Margins Gayla Stock | Training and retaining volunteers often means looking beyond the margins of our required training and traditional methods. Enhance your volunteer program by considering new training ideas and looking at retention practices. The presenter will share proven methods and guide participants in brainstorming and sharing their ideas for meeting the unique needs of our diverse volunteer population. Understanding Sexual Assault Protective Orders: Who Needs Them, How to Get Them Carlos Salinas | Even though SAPOs have been available to victims of sexual assault for some time, it is still difficult for many victims to obtain them. The goal of this presentation is to discuss the basic requirements for SAPOs, including who qualifies and who can help victims get them; discuss the differences between SAPOs and domestic violence protective orders (DVPOs); discuss the obstacles victims face when attempting to obtain and enforce SAPOs and identify ways to overcome those obstacles. The goal of this presentation is to ensure we are identifying eligible SAPO applicants and helping them accurately navigate the legal system.

Victim Impact Statements: Strengthening the Voice of Victims in Your Community Kristi Heiman | The Victim Impact Statement (VIS) serves as the voice of the victims in the criminal justice process. The VIS also allows for meaningful victim participation and has become an important tool for criminal justice decision makers, including prosecutors, judges and parole board members. This workshop will address the purpose and uses of the VIS and the laws governing this important victim's right. The role of victim advocates and how they can contribute to this process will be discussed.

Lisa Zapata- Maling | Victim advocates have vital roles as partners on a SART, but their roles are often misunderstood and devalued. This workshop will serve to clarify the roles of advocates and "lift them up." We will explore and connect the pieces on how community-based and system-based victim advocates are similar and yet different in their roles and responsibilities as victim service professionals. This workshop will also speak to the nature of support other SART members can provide victims and how their support complements the SART, but is different from the services given by victim service professionals.

­ Pulling the Pieces Together

Victim Service Professionals and Advocacy

What Am I Getting Myself Into? Ted Rutherford | So you like the idea of working with youth to prevent sexual and dating violence, but you are not sure what you would be expected to do. No problem. In this workshop participants will learn exactly what it takes to be a Texas PEACE Project adult ally and will receive tools designed to make the job of an adult ally easy and stress-free. Each participant will receive an overview of the Texas PEACE Project, a clear set of expectations for adult allies and an adult ally manual and Youth Action Kit. Upon completion, all who participate will leave with everything they need to start a Texas PEACE Project chapter in their community. Working Online Safely and Confidentially Shlomi Harif | We'll interactively discuss the various ways people communicate online, how those communications impact providing client services, and how clients can secure their privacy better when searching for help online. Yes, We Certainly Do Have a Sexual Assault Program! Linda Hunter | What do the communities we serve know about who we are and what we do? Do the messages we send accurately reflect the agency's mission and range of services provided? The majority of crisis centers in Texas are multi-program agencies providing both sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and crisis services. Doing both equitably can be challenging. Participants will have an opportunity to explore both strengths and needs of their sexual assault program, consider what messages about sexual assault the community hears and plan for next steps to ensure equitable sexual assault services and increased community understanding.



Shea Alexander is an American Psychological Association Board Certified Professional Counselor (BCPC), LPC Approved Supervisor and a Certified Logotherapist. Shea's mental health career stretches over two decades. Beginning while working on her Bachelor of Arts, and later Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at University of MinnesotaDuluth, Shea has worked in a variety of settings such as Montgomery County Crisis Center in Bethesda, Md., and Family Services in Fort Worth. In the last decade she has served as the clinical director at Turning Point Rape Crisis Center of Collin County and has been serving as clinical director of Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center since September 2009. Mara Ash serves as the principal of Business & Financial Solutions, a small, clientfocused consulting firm in Austin. Her career includes finance and consulting positions, serving government agencies, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Her expertise covers crucial elements of business and financial operations that create strategic alignments, enhance accountability, cultivate sustainable growth and ensure compliance. Mara has a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from New Mexico State University. She is a certified internal auditor, certified government audit professional and certified government financial manager. She also serves as a Government Financial Officers Association Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Award Reviewer. Mara believes in success built on efficiency, effectiveness and transparency.Her goal is to help organizations improve service delivery, ensure compliance and enhance transparency.

Robert Bachicha, who has a Master's Degree in Social Work, is XY-Zone senior program coordinator and began working with at-risk teen males in 1999 as a coordinator for the XY-Zone at Johnston High School. For the past two years, Bachicha has assumed a management position, overseeing the expansion of the XY-Zone and programming for at-risk teen males on multiple campuses in Central Texas. Bachicha developed the XY-Zone 3-Step curriculum and is responsible for training the coordinators and ensuring programmatic success. He has created and cultivated many vital agency partnerships for the XY-Zone and other programs, and he represents Communities in Schools in multiple community coalitions. Robert Bales has trained service providers, advocates, law enforcement officials and concerned citizens around the country. His years of experience as a trainer have helped him develop a passion for victim services and an excitement for helping others. Bob has been an account analyst, account manager, and now serves as the senior learning specialist with Appriss, Inc. He is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, Toastmasters International and a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor for Arkansas. He has delivered continuing education credit courses to victim advocates and law enforcement in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Iowa and Texas.

Jennie Barr, Ph.D., is employed with the Texas Office of the Attorney General, Crime Victim Services Division as the director of the sexual assault prevention and crisis services program, which includes the sexual assault response team (SART), sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program as well as the primary prevention program. She additionally serves as mental health support for the division and for other criminal investigative divisions that handle crimes against children, apprehension of sex offender fugitives and death penalty cases. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, she brings her clinical expertise to training on the psychological impact of working in high-intensity fields, the impact of mass casualty events and terrorism, crisis intervention, ethics, stress management, compassion fatigue and resiliency. Kim Basinger RN, CA/CP SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN, DABFN, DABLEE has been a forensic nurse for 14 years. She is also an advance certified deputy sheriff/ forensic examiner for the Commerce Police Department, contract SANE trainer for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and an advanced instructor for the Texas Municipal Police Association's Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigator Course (SAF/VIC) and SAF/VIC for Cybercrimes. Kim is trained in forensic photography, sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence. She received her initial SANE training in 1996, certification as an adult/pediatric SANE in 1999, International SANE-A from the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) in 2002, SANE-P from the


IAFN in 2008, Certified Forensic Nurse from the American College of Forensic Examiners in 2005, and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Nurses and Law Enforcement Experts in 2008. One of three SANEs that developed the current Texas OAG curriculum, she received an award for Compassion and Advocacy from East Texas Crisis Center, Outstanding Professional Service from Shelter Agencies of East Texas, Honorable Mention for Outstanding Professional Service at Crimes Against Children Conference and the TAASA Edith Rust Medical Excellence Award. Federico A. Borroel, MS, LPC-S, is a therapist and the program administrator for the Family Enrichment through Adventure Therapy (FEAT) program at ChildSafe, an agency dedicated to serving youth who have been sexually abused and their families. Fred also serves as a supervisor for graduate counseling students of Our Lady of the Lake University. He has dedicated most of his professional career to working with diverse populations of abused children and adolescents and believes in the power of experiential learning and adventure therapy to help families, systems and organizations heal, discover and grow with each other.

Shelley Botello became registered nurse in 1993. She started working with victims of crime as a trauma nurse at University Hospital in San Antonio for six years. She moved to Methodist Specialty Transplant Hospital as a SANE in 1998 and assumed the role as program coordinator in 2000. Shelley has conducted over 900 examinations personally and has overseen the examinations of 8,000 patients. She is certified to practice by the Texas Office of the Attorney General as CA-CP SANE and has certification through the International Association of Forensic Nurses as SANE-A. Shelley is also a SANE contract trainer for the Texas OAG. She has worked with local military bases in planning and implementation of a unique model of care to the military troops affected by sexual assault. Shelley is responsible for community outreach and law enforcement education on the issues relating to the medical/forensic examination and has presented to local, statewide and national conferences. Barbie Brashear, LBSW, is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in social work. She is Licensed Social Worker in the state of Texas, and she is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She works as the director of non-residential services at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., a crisis intervention agency that provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. She has 18 years of experience working in the field of domestic and sexual violence. She is on the boards for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.

Torie Camp is TAASA's deputy director. In 1997, she began her work in the antisexual assault field as a rape prevention educator at the Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR). In 2001 she came to Texas and began working for TAASA where she was named the Employee of the Year in 2003. Torie has been an adjunct professor at UT Austin and was recently appointed by the Governor to the Texas Crime Victims' Institute Advisory Board. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Master in Education in Educational Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Judy Chambers was a five-term council member for Mexia, Texas, and won numerous awards as an elected official through the Texas Municipal League (TML). She served as president of two TML affiliates of the Texas Association of Black City Council Members and Association of Mayors, Council Members and Commissioners. While serving on the TML Board of Directors, she moderated educational trainings and was appointed to key legislative boards by the league. Judy has been victim services specialist for 8 years with the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children and was previously victim assistance coordinator for the Falls County district and county attorney for 2 years. Before working as an advocate Judy was employed with Gwinnett County, Georgia, ISD and Denton, Texas, ISD. In 2007 she completed 40 hours at Dispute Mediation Services as a trained mediator and successfully completed 48 hours of family mediation training at El Centro College.



Detective Tim Cromie has been a certified peace officer since 1985. He was hired by the Dickinson Police Department in Dickinson, Texas, as a patrolman in September 1999 and was immediately transferred to the position of school liaison officer in the Dickinson High School. In October 2002 he was promoted to a detective's position in the Criminal Investigation Division where he continues to serve as a special crimes investigator, specializing in crimes against children and sex-related crimes. Detective Cromie is a licensed police instructor and holds a Master Peace Officer License. His credentials certify him as a DARE instructor, and he also holds a Basic Police Juvenile Officer Certification from the Institute of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. Morgan J Curtis provides direction and leadership to TAASA's prevention initiatives and provides sexual violence prevention training and technical assistance to Texas rape crisis centers. She served as a volunteer victim advocate and peer educator in Colorado and spent time in Thailand working with young women who had been rescued from trafficking. Morgan directed two benefit performances of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and is trained in facilitation of Theater of the Oppressed techniques. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in community and administrative leadership.

Emiliano Diaz de Leon is one of TAASA's primary prevention specialists. Before joining TAASA's team, he lived in Harlingen, Texas, where he worked at Family Crisis Center as a children's advocate and then a volunteer coordinator. Later he worked at Casa de Proyecto Libertad as an immigrant rights legal advocate. In 2003, he founded the Men's Resource Center of South Texas, also in Harlingen. Emiliano is a native of Austin and worked as a children's advocate at SafePlace for five years. Sonja Eddleman is the clinical coordinator of the Child Abuse Resource & Evaluation (CARE) Team and director of the sexual assault nurse examiner program at Doctor's Regional Medical Center in Corpus Christi, as well as coordinator for the CAART (Child to Adult Abuse Response Team) at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She developed the two teams in Corpus Christi in 1995 and the program in Harlingen in 2004. Her responsibilities include the development, implementation and continuing improvement of each team. Sonja has received numerous awards throughout her years of nursing. She currently is honored to serve as the nurse representative on the MEDCARES (Medical Child Abuse Resources and Education System) state committee working to provide Centers of Medical Excellence for the care of suspected child abuse patients.

Jamie Ferrell is currently the clinical manager for Forensic Nursing Services, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas serving the greater Houston community. Jamie has 23 years of experience responding to sexual violence survivors of all ages. She is a multi-faceted educator, author and consultant whose work is well-known locally and nationally. As past president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), Jamie shares her insights across the country and around the world on the multi-disciplinary team value and healthcare's responsibility to patients having suffered sexual violence. Karissa M. Gilmore is a licensed professional counselor intern. She currently works at the Rape Crisis Center in San Antonio where she has over two years experience working with survivors of trauma and sexual abuse. She provides services to children and teenagers, as well as adults, incorporating play, art and relaxation into the work. Karissa is also pursuing a doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University. Rick Gipprich, Jr. began his career at The Rape Crisis Center in June 2001 as a sexual assault advocate and then hotline supervisor. Since 2003, he has served as the director of prevention education and training, in charge of all education programs and community mobilization. Rick has experience educating and organizing individuals and communities on all levels in San Antonio, across Texas and the country. He serves on the board of directors for TAASA and is on


a national committee with the United States Department of Defense that develops curricula on how crisis centers can partner with military communities. Rick is also professionally trained by the Search Institute in Building Developmental Assets in School Communities, utilizing the 40 Developmental Assets as building blocks to help youth grow up to be healthy, caring, socially competent and responsible individuals. Shlomi Harif is TAASA's information technology coordinator providing IT support and programming. Previously he worked in information technology managing IT networks and creating software solutions for Harte Hanks, Austin Independent School District, IBM and other organizations. He received a bachelor's degree from SUNY Empire State. Shlomi writes poetry and fiction and has published work in both areas. Active in the Austin poetry scene, he's co-chair of the Austin International Poetry Festival, the city's major poetry event. Wilton Harris joined Communities In Schools as the XY-Zone Coordinator at Reagan High School in August 2004. As a Reagan graduate himself, Harris has a deep appreciation for his work with these young men. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and has many years of experience working in schools and with various populations through other agencies in Austin. Wilton is also a motivational speaker, speaking at area schools on a variety of subjects. He began his career as a pregnancy prevention counselor, working to empower young teen mothers and fathers by providing resource and parental education referrals. Harris has also served as an HIV outreach

and substance abuse caseworker. One to never shy away from an opportunity to help young people reach their potential, he was tapped to work with students for GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). This federal program seeks to motivate, stimulate and educate teens as early as sixth grade about the benefits of attending college. Harris also worked as residence director of Texas College in Tyler, creating several mentoring programs, giving college students the opportunity to volunteer in the community and local public schools. Kristi Heiman received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2000 from the University of Houston at Victoria. Immediately after receiving her degree, she began working for the 2nd 25th Judicial District as an adult probation officer, which entailed supervising a regular and sex offender caseload. In 2006, Kristi began working as a training specialist for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Community Justice Assistance Division, which allowed her to travel the state providing mandated training to adult probation officers. In 2009, Kristi began her current position with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Victim Services Division as a program specialist II. In addition to preparing curriculum for training on the victim impact statement, she also provides this critical training to criminal justice professionals across the state.

Peggy Helton joined the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in 2006 as the primary prevention specialist. As such, her responsibilities include planning, developing, and implementing the sexual assault primary prevention program within the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services Program, Crime Victim Services Division. Additionally, Peggy provides technical assistance to local sexual assault programs and statewide organizations that receive Rape Prevention and Education and Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant funding through the OAG. Prior to coming to the OAG, she worked with victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and in program and community development for more than a decade. Peggy holds a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Texas State University. Wende Hilsenrod began her career doing developmental screening and assessments of infants, which led to working as SafePlace's advocate on the family violence protection team in Austin. Wende also worked as a case manager of at-risk- youth, victim/witness counselor, legal advocate, trainer of intake specialists at the Women's Advocacy Project and counselor at a drug and alcohol facility. Her areas of expertise include underserved populations, chemical dependency issues related to sexual assault, communications and human trafficking. Wende holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of TexasAustin and a Master of Arts in Human Services from St. Edwards University in Austin. She is a drug and alcohol counselor, a trained community mediator and a certified TCLEOSE instructor.



Lynn Hoare is the Theatre for Dialogue specialist for Voices Against Violence. She is responsible for training student peer theatre educators through a twosemester academic course sequence, and for devising, directing and facilitating interactive performances on and offcampus. The Theatre for Dialogue program uses theatre to educate, raise awareness and spark dialogue on the issues of relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking ( vav_peertheatre.html). Lynn specializes in applied theatre, theatre-in-education (TIE), theatre for social change, interactive theatre and devising new work. Lynn taught for the department of theatre and dance at the University of Texas as an adjunct faculty member for seven years and currently teaches as an adjunct through the School of Social Work. Kelli Dunn Howard is a staff attorney in the Austin office of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA). She works to remove barriers that low-income tenants with mental and physical disabilities encounter when trying to access and keep affordable housing in Texas. She has spoken on these issues at several local and statewide conferences, and she is a current member of the Texas State Bar Disability Rights Committee. Kelli graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2001. Before joining TRLA, she volunteered with the Austin Tenants' Council and worked at Advocacy, Inc. in Austin, a statewide nonprofit organization that represents people with disabilities.

Linda Hunter is TAASA's communications coordinator. She works to ensure the quality of TAASA materials, coordinates and writes for both the quarterly newsletter and the blog, "Speaking Out." She also handles media relations. Prior to this position, Linda coordinated the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Collaborative (IVPC) whose partners work to end sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking before they happen. She also worked for 12 years at Hays-Caldwell Women's Center in San Marcos as sexual assault & abuse services program director and as an advocate. Linda received a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Texas Lutheran University and a Masters in Education from Texas State University. Sherry Hostetter is TAASA's technical assistance coordinator providing assistance to rape crisis centers through board trainings, aiding with program planning and expansion, program development and implementation and helping improve advocacy programs. Sherry administers the Sexual Assault Advocate Training Certification Program for the Office of the Attorney General and also oversees the volunteer management certification program. She attained her Certified Volunteer Administrator credential in January 2009. Sherry began her career working with sexual assault victims as education director and assistant director at the Brazos County Rape Crisis Center in 1994 where she designed and implemented the first worldwide, online anonymous and confidential support service for sexual assault victim/survivors, family members and friends. Sherry has participated in a technical working group for the National

Sexual Assault Online Hotline, operated by RAINN. Other areas of expertise include personal safety and awareness, sexual violence, sexual assault survivors, dating violence and drug-facilitated sexual assault. Dr. Robin Jacquet-Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. She is a graduate of the University of Texas-Austin and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical BranchGalveston Medical School where she completed her residency in pediatrics. She joined the faculty at UT-Houston in 1990 initially in the Department of Pediatrics and has been involved in a variety of activities related to child physical and sexual abuse. She served as the physician to the Children's Assessment Center in Houston for eight years and currently is one of the medical directors for the Memorial Hermann Hospital Systems Forensic Nurse Examiners team. Catherine Jones, LMSW, is a social worker and the program coordinator of the Barrier Free Justice program at the Kings County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, NY. Barrier Free Justice serves nearly 350 crime victims with disabilities annually and trains professionals and consumers throughout NYC on effective methods for addressing the issue of abuse against people with disabilities. Since joining the Brooklyn DA's Office in 2006, Ms. Jones has served hundreds of crime victims with disabilities and trained extensively at the local and national level on the issue of disability and interpersonal violence. Ms. Jones received her Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 2006.


Christopher Kaiser offers technical legal assistance and information to sexual assault service providers, survivors, advocates and law enforcement personnel. He also works with TAASA's public policy committee, analyzing proposed and pending legislation on the state and federal levels. Chris holds a JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a Bachelor of Art in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky. Before joining TAASA in 2009, he provided full trial representation and safety planning assistance to survivors of domestic violence at the University of Cincinnati-Legal Aid Domestic Violence Clinic. In addition, he has extensively studied the impacts of oppressive social forces on public policy and has published work on Eighth Amendment jurisprudence regarding prisoner abuse. Heather Kamper, LMSW, is the training specialist with Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) of SafePlace in Austin. Heather conducts workshops and presentations on issues related to victimization of people with disabilities for disability advocacy and victim service organizations. She gained considerable experience as a psychoeducation and training specialist at a rape crisis center in Western Pennsylvania. Heather has benefited from more than 12 years of experience providing a wide range of professional services for people with disabilities (individual and group counseling, abuse prevention education and training) and serving survivors of sexual assault.

Tim Love is a primary prevention specialist with TAASA providing technical assistance and training to rape crisis centers and their communities to support their efforts to end sexual violence. He joined the staff of TAASA in 2005. Previously, Tim worked with the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, eventually becoming the civil rights monitor on staff, where he organized with and advocated for individuals who were homeless or formerly homeless around social and economic justice issues. He also provided community and youth-based education on issues of homelessness, including interpersonal violence. Tim moved back home to Texas in 2003 and joined the staff of the HaysCaldwell Women's Center (HCWC), where he served as a sexual assault prevention educator, providing prevention education on issues of sexual assault, dating violence and sexual harassment to the communities, particularly youth, of Hays and Caldwell counties in Central Texas. Lisa Luna is one of TAASA's training specialists. She is a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker, a certified criminal justice specialist with the National Association of Forensic Counselors and a TCLEOSE certified instructor. Coming to TAASA in 1999, Lisa developed and coordinated the nationally-recognized Students Taking Action for Respect (STAR) program for three years. Since returning to her original position of training specialist, Lisa has provided hundreds of trainings on victimization issues across Texas, as well as several other states. She is a member of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice,

Safe Prison Advisory Counsel, a guest instructor for the Parole Officer In-service Academy, a guest instructor for Texas Tech University, School of Forensic Studies and has testified at several state and national hearings on the issue of prison rape. Rose Luna graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She manages TAASA's diversity initiatives including the Diversity Task Force, where professionals throughout Texas collaborate and meet bi-monthly to facilitate access to reliable and culturally appropriate resources for sexual assault survivors from diverse communities. Rose co-created TAASA's Cultural Awareness Certification (CAC) program designed to promote learning and understanding to end disparity of services in underserved communities. The first of its kind in the nation among sexual assault coalitions, it has expanded to include international participants. She has developed materials on cyber-crimes, human trafficking, agency marketing and underserved communities. She coauthored a policy to address prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault in the workplace. Rose currently serves on the board of Arte Sana. As TAASA's training/diversity specialist, Rose focuses on research, developing materials and conducting trainings.



Joshua Maher is TAASA's graphic designer. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo with a bachelor's degree in environmental studies, he worked at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the department of nutrition and with the Family Support Network. He also studied fine art and design at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Before coming to TAASA, Josh spent several years in California working for Simon + Associates Advertising and the Painted Turtle Camp for seriously-ill children. Amjad Mohammed, a native speaker of Arabic, was born in Jordan where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. He received a master's degree in linguistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is completing his dissertation for a Doctorate in Philosophy in Linguistics. While attending the University of Texas in 2002, Amjad was hired by the department of Middle Eastern Studies' Arabic Unit. Based on his excellent performance, he was subsequently hired to teach Arabic classes from 2002 to 2006. Presently, Amjad is the Arabic language coordinator at Texas State University and teaches language, culture and an introductory course. Amjad also participated in panels on religious diversity held at Texas State in April 2009.

Bruce Parkes is an emergency department staff nurse at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio where he has worked for the last 12.5 years. He also works as a SANE on the sexual assault team and has done that for the last 11 years. Prior to that Bruce served as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force working in emergency rooms, medical/surgical units and as a tactical flight nurse. He has also worked as a paramedic and fire fighter. Liliana Pizaña is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in counseling psychology with a certificate in Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations (PSSSP) at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Liliana has received a broad range of mentoring and clinical experience with adults and children that influenced her ability to understand the complexity and diversity of the mental health needs of clients. At the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center, she conducts individual and family psychotherapy for survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking in English and Spanish. Rose Pulliam, MSW, has been with allgo since August 2008 as the director of capacity building. She is the former president of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the former executive director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She also served as the associate director of the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence,

executive director of the Family Service Center of Talladega, and the executive director for Second Chance, Inc. She has served as a consultant for many national organizations, including the Battered Women's Justice Project, while maintaining her grassroots advocacy philosophy. She earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Alabama. Danielle Rominski is the volunteer and outreach director at The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) in San Antonio, a position she has held for five and a half years. She was the 2009 runner-up recipient of the Volunteer Administrator of the Year from San Antonio Volunteer Administrators, an award voted on by her peers. Danielle organizes and conducts all RCC volunteer sexual assault advocate trainings and conducts presentations on RCC services in the community. She has been the organizer for V-DAY San Antonio 2009, 2010 and 2011, a collaboration she has worked on for the past six years. Danielle graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and has completed 44 hours toward a master of liberal studies from the University of Toledo. Edward Russell has been a registered nurse for 31 years and a child and adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) since 2008 with Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital. His role also includes forensic examination of physically abused children. His previous clinical practices have been in critical care, trauma, medicalsurgical nursing and as a clinical nurse specialist educator with the Methodist Healthcare System. Other roles included assistant and associate professor positions at two universities, director of two colleges of nursing and chief nursing officer.


Ted Rutherford is TAASA's youth outreach specialist. He provides training and technical assistance to participants in the Texas PEACE Project. He is also a community organizer and activist. In 2004, Ted began working in dating violence prevention as the co-director of the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Company. He became a full-time staff member at SafePlace in 2007 as the coordinator of the Choose Respect Project. Ted holds a Master of Education from the University of Montevallo. He proudly serves on TAASA's Mobilizing Men Task Force, the Keep It Consensual Task Force at SafePlace and the College Alliance for Nonviolence. Annette Saenz, B.S., serves as the senior training specialist for the community education department at SafePlace in Austin, Texas. Ms. Saenz works to increase knowledge about family violence and sexual assault/abuse and prevent future violence by providing presentations and trainings to various community-based groups and professional organizations. Ms. Saenz has served as the co-chair for the Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Task Force for Austin for two years. She received her bachelor's degree in applied sociology from Texas State University.

Gloria Salazar has been employed by University Medical Center of El Paso for 35 years. She has been manager of the trauma education and injury prevention division since 1995; prior to that she was manager of the emergency department. Gloria has been a SANE since 2006, conducting exams at Sierra Medical Center and UMC-El Paso. She's also been a licensed professional counselor since 2005 and has provided several presentations on crisis intervention, grieving and play therapy in a hospital setting. Carlos Guillermo Salinas is an attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA). He works on the Domestic Violence/ Family Law Team assisting low-income clients with family law matters including applications for family violence and sexual assault protective orders, applications under the Hague Convention, divorces, custody and child support proceedings. He is also director of the Sexual Assault Legal Assistance Network (SALAN), a program at TRLA that provides civil legal assistance to survivors of sexual assault. Carlos is a faculty member of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence for national trainings on best practices for attorneys serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Licensed to practice law in Texas and California, he previously litigated protective orders at Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse, a domestic violence shelter in San Mateo County. Carlos holds degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Texas School of Law.

Sandra Sanchez, RN, BSN, CA/CPSANE, SANE-A, SANE-P, has been a registered nurse for 17 years, graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Sandra's background includes emergency nursing and injury assessments which prepared her for the forensic nurse examiner position with Memorial Hermann Hospitals in 2003. Ms. Sanchez provides comprehensive care to patients with interpersonal violence issues and is an active member of the hospital Evidence-Based Practice Council for Nurses. She serves on the Community Primary Prevention Coalition for the prevention of sexual violence and is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Jennifer Schuett is a proud victim advocate and victorious survivor of an attack that nearly killed her at eight years old. She has shared her story on the Today Show, America's Most Wanted and CNN, among many other places. Jennifer has touched many lives through her website, Stephanie Schulte, RN, MSN, CA-SANE has been involved in the anti-sexual violence movement for over 24 years after becoming a survivor herself. She has worked in the intensive care unit at Sierra Medical Center for 12 years and has a master's degree in nursing systems administration with a graduate educator certificate. She served on the board of the Rape Crisis Center in El Paso for two years. When a SANE program was established in El Paso, Stephanie graduated and became certified. She serves on the TAASA board of directors and spends her spare time promoting TAASA and educating the community.



Alan Scott, MBA, MA, LPC - Intern, Board Eligible NCC, has been affiliated with the Lubbock Rape Crisis Center since 1986 when he began his training as a volunteer and worked the sexual assault hotline as well as working numerous sexual assault cases. Alan currently serves Lubbock Rape Crisis Center as the president of the board of directors as well as serving on the board of directors for Lubbock State Supported Living Center and the Covenant Health System Clinical Pastoral Education Advisory Board. Alan is currently employed as behavioral program therapist for a geriatric outpatient clinic in addition to volunteering as a counselor at Family Counseling Services. Gayla Stock is the director of volunteer services at Hope Alliance, Williamson County's crisis center for those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence. Gayla has worked in non-profit social services for 25 years and is an experienced volunteer manager and trainer. Her training experience includes courses in cultural diversity, board development and paid and volunteer staff working together. She has developed local and regional volunteer management mentoring programs and has served in leadership volunteer roles with the national office of the American Red Cross and as an interpreter guide with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Nichole Tips has been TAASA's marketing and communications director since 2008, working on and overseeing the agency's public awareness campaign, media relations, publications/collateral materials and information technology. Before coming to TAASA, she was an assistant vice president of marketing for an Atlantabased financial services company. Prior to that she developed, designed and edited the website, award-winning publications and other collateral for the secondlargest Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Atlanta. Nichole holds a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University. Melva Torné-Boyd is a licensed professional counselor with experience working with survivors of sexual trauma at the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center. She has received extensive training working with individuals, couples and families utilizing strength-based and collaborative approaches to therapy. Melva also provides live supervision and behind the mirror instruction to masters level practicum students working toward their master's degree in counseling psychology and marriage and family therapy. Her current research interest includes studying the resiliency factors of Latina survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Melva is a thirdyear doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Carmen Vasquez received a master's degree in psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. This program trained her in social constructionist approaches to therapy, including solution-focused therapy and narrative therapy. Carmen worked as the head of the psychology department in a crisis center in Juarez, Mexico. She is currently the associate director of clinical services at the Rape Crisis Center in San Antonio, Texas. Kayce Ward was a paramedic before becoming a registered rurse, attending nursing school at Angelo State University and graduating in 1996. She began her nursing career at Baylor Hospital-Irving. In 2000, she moved to San Antonio and began working in the emergency room at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital and became a member of the SANE team in 2001. Kayce received her CA/CP-SANE from the OAG-Texas and SANE-A from the IAFN. She has conducted over 975 examinations on adult survivors and suspects. She has presented at local and state conferences as well as served as a preceptor to SANE students from throughout the United States.


Katie Webb, LMSW, is assistant director at Barrier Free Living's Non-Residential Domestic Violence Program for individuals with disabilities. Barrier Free Living's domestic violence program has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as one of 12 model programs in the country that effectively assists victims of crime who have disabilities. Katie formerly served as the liaison to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office as part of the Barrier Free Justice Project, which serves crime victims with disabilities. She trained professionals and consumers throughout New York City and the state on best practices for working with victims of interpersonal violence who have disabilities. Katie received her Master of Science in Social Work from New York University in 2008. Lyndel Williams has served as TAASA's training director since 2001. He manages TAASA's training function including the scheduling of all trainings, researching and writing training curriculum and the supervision of staff trainers. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Nicholls State University and has spent over 16 years working with the criminal justice systems of both Texas and Louisiana training on safety-related issues such as defensive tactics, weapon retention and disarming. For the past nine years, he has trained on topics including sexual harassment, assault and rape risk reduction, sexual predators, acquaintance rape, drugfacilitated sexual assault, psychopaths, sexual assault of the elderly and disabled, child and adolescent sexual assault issues and stalking.

Tamara Williams is TAASA's youth program coordinator. She helps implement and support the Texas PEACE Project (TPP) programs across Texas. The TPP is designed to empower and support youth activists across Texas, and their adult allies, to end sexual violence by creating social change. Youth activists in the Texas PEACE Project play a significant role in ending sexual and dating violence in Texas. Prior to this position, Tamara worked as the membership services coordinator at TAASA. Before joining the TAASA staff, she worked in the clerical and medical fields. P.J. Winston grew up in East Texas in a single-mother household. He attended Commerce High School where he found comfort in academics and sports. Later he received a football scholarship to New Mexico State where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice. After completing college he had a chance to play football professionally for six years. P.J. has worked in different cities across the U.S. with at-risk youth for years in many different fields such as behavioral specialist, motivational speaker, advocating for juveniles on probation and gang violence prevention. Since 2008 he has worked at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas, working with Communities In Schools for the XY-Zone program. Winston's strongest strength is his passion. This passion is magnified through the XY-Zone program and the young men that he serves.

Lisa Zapata-Maling, LBSW, CAA, is a licensed social worker and a nationallycredentialed advance advocate with over 20 years of experience working with victims. She is the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) program coordinator at the Texas Office of the Attorney General's Crime Victim's Services Division. SARTs collaborate with community partners to develop victim-centered services to meet the acute and non-acute medical, legal and emotional needs of sexual assault victims. John Zuniga joined the United States Air Force in 1982. During his 21 years of service he held the position of patrolman, was hand-selected as a police academy instructor and finished his career as Superintendent of Security Forces, Senior Master Sergeant. He received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. After retiring from the USAF in 2002, he joined the San Antonio Police Department. He was a field training officer and has Advanced Texas Peace Officers Certification. As a patrolman with SAPD he has handled many sexual assault cases. He now works as a detective in the family violence unit.



Region A: Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Kent, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Lynn, Wheeler, Yoakum Region B: Aransas, Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, Dewitt, Fayette, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Mason, Refugio, San Saba, Travis, Williamson, Victoria, Wilson Region c: Anderson, Archer, Baylor, Bell, Bosque, Bowie, Brown, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Childress, Clay, Collin, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Foard, Franklin, Freestone, Grayson, Gregg, Hamilton, Hardeman, Harrison, Haskell, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, King, Knox, Lamar, Limestone, Marion, McLennan, Mills, Montague, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Shackelford, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Stephens, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Tarrant, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Wood, Young Region D: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Leon, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, Robertson, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton

Region E: Andrews, Borden, Brewster, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Hudspeth, Irion, Jeff Davis, Jones, Loving, Martin, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Runnels, Sterling, Schleicher, Scurry, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler Region F: Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Real, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Willacy, Zapata, Zavala



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TAASA AnnUAl ConferenCe

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