Deepening our Roots

Deepening our roots logoWe collaborate with the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project to support the growth of innovative services for rural sexual assault survivors. Advocates can find podcasts, webinar recordings and educational tools below. 

Strengths and challenges in rural dual agencies slide titleStrengths and Challenges in Rural Dual/Multi-Service Advocacy Agencies 

In this recorded webinar Valerie Davis and Kris Bein of the Resource Sharing Project present on the strengths and challenges for rural dual/multi-service agencies that strive to provide high-quality sexual assault services in their community.

Strengthening The Core: Core Services and Characteristics of Rape Crisis Centers

Strengthening the core title slideValerie Davis and Kris Bein of the Resource Sharing Project present in this recorded webinar for OVW Rural Grantees on the common characteristics and philosophies of rape crisis centers, and how to adapt core services and philosophies to rural work. 

Core Services and Characteristics of Rape Crisis Centers: A review of State Service Standards

This paper is a companion piece to the Strengthening the Core: Core Services and Characteristics of Rape Crisis Centers webinar and investigates state service standards and explore the themes, commonalities, and di¬vergences in service standards to help understand how the field thinks about core and supplemental services.

Open door-opening our doors title slideOpening Our Doors: Building Strong Sexual Assault Services in Dual/Multi-Service Advocacy Agencies

This guide explores ten com¬ponents of high-quality sexual as¬sault service in dual/multi-service advocacy agencies with activities, reflections and resources for further exploration and study.

Watch a Podcast to explore ten components of strong sexual assault services.

Take a Quiz to test your knowledge about the ten components.

Open door to path- strengthening our practiceStrengthening Our Practice: The Ten Essential Strengths of Sexual Violence Victim Advocates in Dual/Multi Service Advocacy Agencies

This guide describes ten attributes or skills that are essential to dual advocates working with sexual violence survivors. It offers activities, exercises, and questions to help practice skills and explore new areas of advocacy practice. 

Watch a Podcast to learn about strengths of sexual violence victim advocates. 

Take a Quiz to test your knowledge.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2008-TA-AX-K043 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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