Shining light in dark places can be more challenging in some arenas than others. I work with a team of professionals who excel in their field; the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP). Their job is to educate and support the folks in their industry in helping to prevent child sexual abuse. I can't think of a more worthy cause.
By the time one of their projects lands on my 'designer' desk, it's been imagined, researched, collected and gathered, as well as funded. I often only realize the depth and breath of the project when I'm nearing completion. It's then that I have to pause, stand back a bit and take in the magnitude of the good work they do for all of us.
We recently worked on several publications together that stood out in the crowd.
PISC, Partners in Social Change, is a publication that goes out to support the advocates in the field throughout the state of Washington.
The focus and emphasis of this issue is on creating and supporting healthy kids, empowered families, and engaged communities in helping to prevent child sexual abuse.
It's an amazing resource for those in the field and an uplifting publication – shining light in dark places.
Start the Conversation
Start the Conversation is a small booklet published in English and Spanish to help parents of young children start the conversation about child sexual abuse.
Again, it's an amazing, valuable resource for parents to help build awareness in their children – shining more light in dark places.
While working so closely with the WCSAP staff to design their publications, we also generate a lot of graphics and messaging to accompany each article. It helped me 'put the projects to bed' by designing a poster series for the staff's offices.