Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)
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Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is the primary sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault crisis, counselling and education service provider for Calgary and the surrounding areas.
We exist to support, inform, educate, and empower. We are a leader in the field of sexual violence.
For over 25 years, CCASA has built a strong foundation and network of services to support communities in addressing sexual violence and the resulting myriad of complex issues for individuals, families and communities. We strive to enhance the health and well being of all people and our broader community through responsible and effective programs in sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault services.
We are excited to share with teachers that CCASA offers education and training opportunities for children, youth, caregivers or professionals working with children and youth. Education is imperative to make sure that children, youth and the primary educators in their lives all have accurate information. Our programs teach children and youth about body autonomy, healthy relationships and about abusive behaviours.
“Who Do You Tell?”™
Program Length varies – Ages 4-12
“Who Do You Tell?”TM is a child sexual abuse education and safety program for elementary school aged children, their parents, and teachers. This program provides children with the skills and knowledge needed to recognize abuse, promote healthy relationships, learn about body autonomy, and empower children to access support from trusted adults in order to reduce the impacts of sexual violence.
The program uses age-appropriate content and materials to discuss positive, respectful relationships and is delivered by skilled educators who model respectful behaviours and employ interactive instructional techniques.
The program is multi-session and includes teacher/staff training, a parent/caregiver training, informative resources, follow-up communication and continuous evaluation.
This program can be provided in elementary schools, or any child-serving agency, such as an after-school program.
7-week program, 1.5 hours per session
YOUTH PROGRAM, Birch Grove – addressing the roots of sexual violence and planting seeds of change. In this multi-session program, youth learn about various forms of sexual violence and examine the attitudes and beliefs that are at the root of it. The latter half of the program focuses on envisioning a world without sexual violence and recognizing the role we each play in creating change.
Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, learn the skills to support a friend who has experienced sexual violence, and the various ways to be an advocate for social change. Birch Grove can be provided in junior and senior high schools or any youth-serving agency (such as a youth group).
INCLUDES: training opportunity for school / agency staff, as well as parents and caregivers.
We provide support services to anyone who is impacted by sexual violence including support people.People can access our services at any time throughout their healing journey. We have a holistic practice that recognizes that healing is not linear and people need different supports at different times. We use a trauma-specialized approach that recognizes you are the expert of your own experiences, and we work with you to provide the best support for you.
Services are available to individuals 12 years of age and older. Our programs are available to everyone including people of all races, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, religions, levels of education, socio-economic status, sizes, or genders. This includes friends, family and other people who would like to support a person who experienced sexual violence.
- Phone, Chat, Text
- Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
- Police & Court
Support and Information Line
Available 7 days a week, 9am-9pm
Free and Confidential
Provides specialized support to those impacted by sexual violence