Wednesday September 4, 2019 - Friday September 6, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM

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Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

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2019 CALCASA Statewide Conference

Reflect. Transform. ACT.
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The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) Statewide Conference is a gathering of individuals committed to asserting the dignity of all people to discuss and advance our efforts to end sexual assault, harassment, rape, and other forms of violence. Our conference offers workshops that: challenge the status quo, seek new ways of thinking, honor diverse perspectives, and bring the values of our movement and individual communities together.

The CALCASA Statewide Conference will be held at the Hyatt in Anaheim, CA on September 5-6, 2019. Pre-Conference events will be held on September 4, 2019.

*If you are requesting ASL interpretation you must register before August 16, 2019, otherwise we cannot guarantee that we will be able to facilitate your request. Thank you.

Registration for the CALCASA Statewide Conference is fully transferrable to another person from your agency until Tuesday, September 3, 2019. CALCASA will not offer refunds for registration after August 15, 2019.


 September 4 | Pre-Conference Events

Pre-conference events include the Executive Director's Meeting, Pre-conference Institutes, and a Welcome Reception.

See below for details. 

September 5 - 6 | Statewide Conference

The CALCASA Statewide Conference is a two-day event with opening plenaries each day and workshops based on the following tracks:

  • Intervention/Advocacy
  • Campus
  • Empowered Workers
  • Faith communities
  • Sport
  • Prevention


Before 7/15/19   After 7/15/19
Member* $150  $200
Affiliate* $200  $250
Non-member $250  $300

*Membership and Affiliate dues must be submitted before purchasing at these rates. For membership information, please contact Villena Koumis at villena@calcasa.org or visit http://www.calcasa.org/membership/how-to-join/.


We have secured a government rate for participants at the Hyatt Regency of Orange County at the government rate of $120/night (plus tax).  The deadline for the government rate is August 12, 2019. Register and book early this rate sells out quickly!


A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information on scholarships, please visit the CALCASA website. Scholarship applications are due by July 10, 2019.


Wednesday, September 4 | Pre-Conference Events + Annual Membership Meeting


The Annual Executive Directors' Meeting is an opportunity for Executive Directors from California's rape crisis/CalOES funded programs addressing sexual assault to gather with their peers. The purpose of the meeting is to address key topics and emerging issues impacting the organizational capacity of these programs.

This meeting is only open to Executive Directors of Cal OES funded rape crisis center programs.

Pre-Conference Institutes are learning opportunities on topics related to addressing and preventing sexual violence.

Pre-conference Institutes are open to Cal OES Funded rape crisis center programs and CALCASA Members and Affiliates. 

Institute 1: A Subject Expert’s Guide: Sexual Harassment Employer Requirements

For decades, Rape Crisis Centers have been leading conversations and education on sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention. This workshop will equip centers with additional tools to address internal sexual harassment needs in the wake of California legislation SB 1343, and will prepare centers to uniquely position themselves as a valuable resource to their community.

Institute 2: New Directions, New Tools: Introducing CALCASA'S Advocates Manual and Training Facilitation Guide 

Rape Crisis Center Programs, Cal OES, and CALCASA came together to establish new training certification standards for community based sexual assault programs in 2017. To accommodate the changes, CALCASA has developed two new tools to assist centers in training outcomes and compliance requirements the Training Facilitation Guide, and Counselor Advocates Manual. Each of these tools is developed for their respective audiences, while aligning with the state standards.

This event is for CALCASA Members and Affiliates only and is not open to the general public.


Please join us for an opportunity to meet with other individuals committed to changing the social norms for a future free of sexual violence. We'll offer light refreshments and no-host bar.

Reception is open to all CALCASA Members, Affiliates and conference attendees

Thursday, September 5 | Main Conference 


OPENING PLENARY: 9:00am - 10:30am 

Workshop Sessions

Session 1 - 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Session 2 - 1:45pm - 3:15pm

Session 3 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Friday, September 6 | Main Conference 


OPENING PLENARY: 9:00am - 10:15am

Workshop Sessions

Session 4 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Session 5 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm


    • Making A Faith Connection: Engaging Faith Communities Committed to Helping End Sexual Violence
    • Si Se Puede! Addressing Sexual Harassment and Abuse with Farmworker Survivors.
    • PREA: Victim Services for Survivors in Confinement 
    • Connecting Faith-Based Communities with Sexual Reproductive Health
    • Sex Talk: Navigating Conversations on Healthy Sexuality with Muslim Faith Communities
    • Mediating the Movement: Unveiling CALCASA's Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign
    • Cómo Ofrecer Apoyo Legal en Español a Sobrevivientes Inmigrantes / How to Offer Legal Support to Spanish Speaking Immigrant Survivors (For Spanish-Speaking Advocates)
    • Community Colleges: Opportunities for Sexual Violence Prevention
    • Defining Polyvictimization: A Family Justice Center Approach to Meeting the Unique Needs of Sexual Violence Survivors
    • Stronger Together: Building Sustainable Partnerships with Organizations that Serve Individuals Coping with Substance Abuse
    • A Deep Dive into Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs): A Clinical Approach
    • We Will Not Be Invisible! Farmworkers, Janitors and Domestic Workers Standing Together Against Sexual Abuse.
    • Breaking Silos & Building Partnerships: A Comprehensive Approach to Collaborating with Organizations that Serve Individuals with Disabilities
    • Serving and Supporting LGBTQI Survivors
    • Shaping Inclusive Communities: Understanding The Needs of Transgender Survivors
    • Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence
    • Leveraging the California Health Education Framework for Sexual Violence PreventionSports for Change
    • Beyond Stock Images: Using Graphic Design to Advance Prevention
    • Coaching for Culture Change: A Violence Prevention Game Plan for Community Colleges
    • Ya Basta! Janitor Identified Strategies to Empowering Survivors in our Industry.