32nd Annual Conference

Please join TAASA’s Diversity Task Force in honoring local Stars at this year’s Red Carpet Reception!


TAASA’s Annual Conference opening reception has become a highly anticipated, fun event connecting longtime friends and introducing new ones before a week of learning.  This year’s opening red carpet reception will honor the spirit of “Break the Box” by paying tribute to local Texas trail blazers i.e. “Break the Box Stars”

**Remember** Spring break in most Texas schools runs concurrent with this year’s TAASA conference! Bring your family & experience the fun DFW has to offer! ______________________________________________________________________________

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) will hold its 32nd annual conference from March 9th to March 13th, 2014, in Irving.

Our theme for the 2014 conference is “Break the Box: Collective Action Against Sexual Violence.” It’s becoming increasingly clear that a siloed approach to addressing sexual violence does not work. Our major institutions such as colleges & universities, faith-based communities, and the military continue to struggle with finding effective approaches to ending sexual violence. Intervention advocates, criminal justice personnel, forensic nurses, and social justice allies, as well as others, constantly thrive to be more responsive to victims and learn how best to do our jobs. Our needs may be specific to our role yet there is wisdom in learning in an environment that draws upon the experiences, perspectives, and strengths of the broadest range of participants.

This conference is designed to meet the diverse needs of a multidisciplinary audience. TAASA’s Annual Conference will continue to be appropriate for the novice and the veteran alike.

In addition to the general workshops, there will be specialized trainings in primary prevention, diversity, leadership/administration, technology, advanced clinical and volunteer management.

Who Should Attend:

  • Counselors
  • Criminal Justice Personnel
  • Educators
  • Military Personnel
  • Nurses
  • Sexual Assault Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Victim Advocates
  • Victim Service Providers