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This toolkit from the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative focuses on key tools and skills for conducting community assessments in order to strengthen services for sexual assault survivors.  It is written specifically for multi-service programs, but will be useful for most victim service programs.

Fact Sheet on Community Assessments

Guide on Data Analysis

Guide for  Focus Groups

Sample Interview Guide

Tips for Interviewing

Tools for Measurement

 

This fact sheet is part of the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Toolkit on community assessment approaches to support the growth of sexual assault services within multi-service programs. It provides an overview of key measurement tools that can be used in assessment work. 

This guide is part of the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Toolkit on community assessment approaches to support the growth of sexual assault services within multi-service programs.   It includes a framework for using interviews, balancing interviewing with advocacy, key strategies to consider when focusing on sexual assault issues and information on how to summarize the information gathered. A sample interview guide is also available.

This sample interview guide is part of the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Toolkit on community assessment approaches to support the growth of sexual assault services within dual programs. Interviews are a tool for assessment work and this guide provides an approach to use community leader interviews as conversations with a purpose. You are welcome to use or adapt to your community needs.

This guide is part of the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Toolkit on community assessment approaches to support the growth of sexual assault services within multi-service programs. It includes tips for conducting focus groups specific to sexual violence to make sure that community stories are gathered effectively.

This guide is part of the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Toolkit on community assessment approaches to support the growth of sexual assault services within multi-service programs. It includes tips for analyzing interviews and groups to make sure that community stories are captured effectively.

This fact sheet is part of the National Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Toolkit on community assessment approaches to support the growth of sexual assault services within multi-service programs. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about assessment work.

This discussion paper explores the use of evidence-based prevention programs and issues with research-translation in these programs. The goal is to create effective community-based programs that can be expanded to use within other communities.

The purpose of this guide is to assist physicians, nurses, and other clinical health care providers in meeting their professional obligations in identifying and providing intervention and treatment to older victims of sexual violence. It includes introductory information, such as definitions and a problem statement, as well as scenarios. Additionally, it discusses issues relevant to health care providers, such as practice recommendations, provider responsibilities, gathering patient history, examination, and evidence collection.

This paper discusses the importance of integrating holistic healing approaches into direct services in order to support survivors. It looks at approaches to community collaboration and funding as well as providing examples from the field and information about a variety of specific holistic healing modalities. The research addendum offers further support for programs and administrators seeking to provide or augment these services.

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