This resource outlines steps forCapacity Cover organizations can take to build capacity for engaging LGBTQ communities, facilitating prevention efforts with LGBTQ communities, and providing services to survivors who identify as LGBTQ.  There are also areas for consideration and activities to help organizations move even further toward a more inclusive, affirming agency.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

FORGE offers a fact sheet for victim services professionals discussing the "Terms Paradox." Related to providing effective and competent advocacy to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, this paradox refers to the idea that the terms used in providing service are both crucial to establishing safety and support, and meaningless in the basic foundations of effective service provision.

Download the fact sheet.

Crime victims with disabilities may face challenges that other victims do not face, such as the ability to access services or communicate with advocates. Supporting Crime Victims With Disabilities, a new training curriculum, focuses on recognizing and addressing these challenges so that all victims with disabilities receive the support and assistance they need. (OVC) Downloadable training materials for presenters who are providing training is available.

Materials are available in English or/o en Español.

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) provides a collection of online resources on Program Management for anti-sexual violence programs.

Access this collection.

In the Spring 2012 edition of the Manager's Viewpoint newsletter, WCSAP offers articles and reflections on cost cutting, big picture planning, and leading through challenging economic times.

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This Special Collection provides resources for anti-violence programs to increase their capacity to engage men and boys in their work to end violence against women. The collection explores the social construction of masculinity and the impact that pro-feminist men can have on advancing the anti-violence movement.

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In a brief guide WCSAP provides information, resources, and answers to common questions related to trauma-informed advocacy and systems collaboration. This resource calls for all systems to reflect on the ways a trauma survivor may experience the system or services provided and make informed changes based on this understanding.

Download Creating Trauma-Informed Services: A Guide for Sexual Assault Programs and Their System Partners.

This statement discusses promoting equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgener and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) communities as a central component to sexual violence prevention.

This guide explores approaches and challenges in engaging men in anti-sexual and gender-based violence work within institutional settings. The goal is to sexual health and gender equality by understanding what it takes to confront these forms of violence.

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This document provides a brief overview of vicarious trauma and how to take care of yourself when working to address sexual violence.

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