Westerner Days Parade 2016

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Showing off our beautiful 30 Years of Service sign with a few staff, volunteers, and our therapy dog Jake!

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Close-up of our decorated CASASC car! We had a lot of fun getting it parade ready.

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Sp proud to be a part of celebrating 125 Years of Westerner Days!

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Thank you Red Deer for your support and cheers during this years Westerner Days Parade! We really enjoyed being there, and hope to come back next year!

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30 years of Service Celebration

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We had such an amazing turn out at our 30 Years of Service Celebration and we can’t wait to be a part of this community for more years to come! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the event and all of the amazing speakers we had!

CASASC’s 30 Years of Service Celebration – Invitation

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International Women’s Day Speech

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CASASC in AASAS E-News Flash

How Do You Know if Someone Wants to Have Sex With You?

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This video is brought to you by Planned Parenthood.

Click below to watch.

 

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Consent (Described with a Cup of Tea)

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Check out this video on consent!

This clearly shows how important consent is.

Particularly when you are going to engage in sexual activity, or as they say in the video (a cup of tea).

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Nominate CASASC for the 100+ Women Who Care Donation

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The 100+ Women Who Care Red Deer are a group of AMAZING women who get together to better their community. As their Facebook page states “Members agree to write a cheque at each meeting for $100. At each meeting local charities are nominated by members to receive funds from the group. Three nominated charities are selected at each meeting and the nominating member makes a “pitch” for their nominee. After brief presentations on each nominee, members vote and funds are presented to the charity with the most votes.”

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Click Here for the 100 Women Nomination Form

 

Please find it in your hearts to nominate us for this award. We need your continued support to help those affected by sexual assault.

Inspirational Quotes

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These quotes are being posted to offer hope to those who seem hopeless, happiness to those who are sad, inspiration to those who have lost their motivation and contentment to the anxious. If you know of some inspirational quotes that would fit well on this post feel free to email them to us at casasc@casasc.ca. 

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Debunking the Myths about Sexual Assault

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Myth

Most victims of sexual assault can prevent the assault from taking place by resisting.

Fact

Assailants commonly overpower victims through threats and intimidation tactics. Moreover, many victims lack the capacity to appreciate or understand they are being assaulted.

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Myth

Most sexual assaults are done by strangers.

Fact

Statistics clearly show the vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone close to the victim.

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Myth

Victims can easily “get over” the effects of sexual assault or child sexual abuse.

Fact

The effects of sexual assault are far reaching and can severely impact an individual’s emotional stability, employment, and ability to form and maintain adult relationships

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Myth

Most sexual assaults are not planned in advance.

Fact

As many as 3/4 of all sexual assaults involved some pre-planning by the assailant.

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Myth

Sexual Assault is a commonly false-reported crime

Fact

Most statistics show approximately 2% or less of sexual assaults reported as false reports.

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Myth

Victims commonly dress in a way that increases their chances of being sexually assaulted.

Fact

This is uncommon as most assailants cannot even remember what the victim was wearing.

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Myth

If a drunk female/male consents to a sexual act, this consent is valid

Fact

It depends on how “drunk” the individual is and whether they are capable of understanding what they are consenting to.

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Myth

Most victims are young, attractive females.

Fact

The elderly are commonly victims of sexual abuse.

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Myth

Men are never sexually assaulted.

Fact

Sexual assault is more common for men than most believe, and boys are common victims of child sexual abuse.

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Myth

Sexual assault is a relatively rare form of abuse.

Fact

As many as 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime. This makes sexual assault one of the most common serious crimes.

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Myth

Most assailants have a history of mental or sexual problems.

Fact

Many assailants appear to live highly normal/functioning lives.

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Myth

Assailants are typically poor, uneducated, of certain race.

Fact

There is no data indicating a typical profile of an assailant. Many assailants are otherwise upstanding citizens.

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Myth

It is not sexual assault if the assailant and victim are married.

Fact

Any sexual acts that are not truly consented to constitute sexual assault regardless of the relationship between the victim and the assailant.

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Myth

The victim must show physical injuries for it to legally be considered a sexual assault

Fact

The presence or absence of physical injuries is irrelevant to the determination of whether an act is “legally” considered a sexual assault; however, physical injuries may be grounds for a heightened punishment or a finding of aggravated sexual assault.

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This post is intended to debunk those myths that many would have you believe. Stay informed! Keeping yourself educated about sexual assault is the first step to prevention.

 

 

 

 

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