Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships to Respond to Sexual Assault

05/13/2014 - 8:30am to 05/14/2014 - 4:30pm
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Washington Coialition of Sexual Assault Programs

Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault is an interactive training that helps participants establish partnerships with local military installations in order to effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims in the military.  Throughout this training, participants will build systems knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve service provision to military sexual assault victims and to develop an appreciation of the perspectives of their future collaborative partners. Training participants will gain information and skills related to:• On-installation resources, including the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), the military's single point of contact for matters related to sexual assault prevention and response and the military victim advocate.• Building successful collaborations, including the importance of writing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their community-based program and local military installations to define roles, formalize agreements, and guarantee the longevity and continuity of such agreements.With the knowledge gained through this training process, in combination with their existing expertise in responding to sexual assault, participants will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations throughout the United States.WCSAP has funding available for participants from Member Programs to attend this training.  For any questions or more information you can email Leah Holland or call (360) 754-7583.

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