Sexual Assault Awareness
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SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING

From the 101 on Consent and Understanding Sexualized Violence to Advanced Trainings in trauma recovery, CSEC, and taboo aspects of sexualized responses to assault/abuse, we provide trauma-informed training rooted in psycho-therapeutic principles & neuroscience to agencies and professionals nationally and internationally. Trainings are aimed to your desired level of education and can even be custom-crafted just for your organization. We've trained law enforcement, military, fellow mental-health professionals, and victim advocates around the world. Let us put together a training to suit your needs!

Our trainings are theory, research, and experiential-based, with case examples coming from our direct work with survivors.  All trainings can be presented with an abstract, course outline, and objectives upon request.

here a listing of some of our more popular trainings


THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

Andrew Pari, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience treating sexualized violence and trauma. He's pioneered clinical work in addressing challenging and taboo aspects of the victim experience, including those experiencing arousal/orgasm during their assault. He also specializes in women involved in the sex industry (aka sex workers), and victims of human trafficking.

He sees clients in his Antelope Valley office, while also providing tele-therapy for those unable to access him in person. He is approved for military veterans, Kaiser members, VOCA clients, and private pay. If you are interested in seeing Andrew, please fill out the contact form on our website and you will be responded to within 24-hours.

If you are interested therapy please fill out the contact form on our website.


EXPERT TESTIMONY

Andrew has consulted and provided expert testimony in his career. He is available to consult on your case and discuss how his expert testimony on a variety of topics related to sexualized violence may assist the prosecution. Please contact us for more information.


AWARENESS BLOG AND PUBLICATIONS

We are committed to providing science-based and accurate information on the topic of sexualized violence and the work being done to prevent further trauma. We are currently engaged with a San Diego university on the first research of its kind exploring the physiological arousal response to sexual assault. Find out why Andrew Pari is called the nation's leading authority on the neuro-biological arousal mechanism in sexualized violence. To learn more about the work of SAA, visit our blog and check out our publications. You can also find us on Research Gate.


ADVOCACY

Raising awareness/consciousness about sexual assault and the shaming stigma that many survivors face is one of the key components of practice for SAA. We participate in advocacy through our blog, political activities, marches, and participating in online conversations throughout social media, including moderating for Reddit's RapeCounseling forum.

We are participating in the CA campaign to become a Start By Believing state and have participated in the forming of the Antelope Valley chapter. For more information visit the Start By Believing website at: https://www.startbybelieving.org/

We also spend time speaking at conferences and community events to help educate professionals about how to better address victim experience and avoid shame-based assumptions. 


RESOURCES

One of the most important issues for survivors of sexualized violence is access to resources. Beyond our own work here are a list of resources and providers that can be of help to survivors and those who want to learn more about how they can be of support in their communities and professions. 

 

CAL CASA
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Department of Justice
Sexual Assault Office

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NASW
National Association of Social Workers. 

ICESA
Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault

Center for positive sexuality

National Conference on Crimes Against Women

International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation

ESTD
European Society for Trauma & Dissociation

Texas Victim Services Assoc

EVAWI
End Violence Against Women International

NAASCA
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

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