The SADI has been designed by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (RSP) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) to address the challenges that dual/multi-service agencies face in reaching sexual assault survivors within their communities. Through the SADI, six dual/multi-service agencies who have demonstrated a desire to enhance sexual assault services and have the organizational capacity to effectuate change were selected to participate as Project Sites. The Project Sites are receiving customized technical assistance to assess their strengths and weaknesses in currently reaching survivors of sexual assault within the community, the services currently provided to this population by the agency, and assessing any specific technical assistance to address the needs of underserved populations. The Project Sites are receiving guidance on developing and implementing models of service provision that prioritize the needs of sexual assault survivors and the resources to implement those service models. The advocacy training manual and train-the-trainer curriculum is one element of the training and technical assistance for Project Sites.
Specifically, we are looking for the creation of:
• Training manual for advocates in dual/multi-service agencies to enhance their understanding of sexual violence and skills needed to effectively respond to survivors of sexual violence. This manual should be designed specifically for the six Project Sites, but will ultimately be shared with all dual programs around the country. This manual should provide a foundation on sexual violence so that advocates in dual programs understand:
o Spectrum of sexual violence: Sexual assault is a tool that perpetrators use to oppress and control individuals across a broad socio-ecological spectrum. While it includes sexual abuse that occurs in intimate relationships/family violence, it is not confided to that specific type of violence.
o Sexual assault across the lifespan
o Trauma-informed approach to sexual violence
o Anti-oppression framework
o Advocacy and Intervention approaches
• Train-the-Trainer curriculum that provides training for two people from each Project Site on how to use the training manual and provide training to advocates in their programs.
In your response to our request, please answer the following questions:
1. What is your experience providing sexual assault training to advocates?
2. What is your experience with curriculum development?
3. What are some examples of activities that you have developed for or used in training?
4. What is your fee?
5. What is your anticipated timeline for completion?