Cover of Guide includes pictures of tree with light shining throughThis guide provides information to support sexual assault services programs in strengthening their organizational and individual responses to survivors of sexual violence through the use of a trauma-informed approach. It provides an overview of the core principles of trauma-informed care and guiding points and questions to help organizations build cultures grounded in the philosophy of trauma-informed service delivery.

This Victim Law Bulletin discusses the impact of secondary victimization within the criminal justice system for people who have experienced multiple forms of victimization and how to reduce the harmful impacts of this experience.

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This discussion guide offers questions to consider after reading the Applied Research paper titled The Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Services in Multiservice Agencies, by Debra Patterson with contributions from Sally Laskey (September, 2009). After reading the paper, discuss key topics and brainstorm next steps. These discussions may assist in cultivating services for people healing from sexual violence. Questions are listed by topic and additional resources to promote further learning are shown at the end.

This article provides general information and examples about comprehensive sexual assault services as a tool for program development.  It is not an exhaustive list, but a list of resources to be used to begin a discussion or assessment or organizational efforts to address sexual violence.

This report provides and overview of outcomes for a popular education approach to healing trauma. It incorporates multicultural perspectives and practices and offers feedback from program participants.

Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ is an information packet containing nearly a dozen resources focused on serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ).  The packet contains resources to support counselors, advocates, preventionists, technical assistance providers, and allied professionals committed to affirming all individuals and communities. The goals of this packet it to provide resources that will both strengthen work already being done, as well as assist organizations in discovering a place to begin program development.

This packet includes an Annotated Bibliography, a Research Brief, a Resource List, and guides on Talking about Gender & Sexuality, Creating Inclusive Agencies, the Process of Coming Out, the Impact of Discrimination, Hate & Bias-Motivated Crimes, the Impact on Individuals & Communities, Sexual Harassment & Bullying of Youth, and Transformative Prevention Programming.

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 of information and terms and definitions on gender identity and expression for victim-service professionals.

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The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) provides a collection of resources and activities to help in facilitating support groups. Activities listed focus on building self-esteem and self-awareness.

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The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape's Advocacy Skills Training is a one-day skill-building training for advocates. The design and content of this training are the direct result of statewide and national focus groups held to identify skills advocates must possess to effectively advocate for the needs of sexual assault survivors and training topics necessary to build skills. During the course of this training, participants will learn how to identify key players, use critical thinking skills and construct a convincing argument to accomplish their goals to advocate for an individual or group.

Download the course materials:
Final Core Competencies Curriculum (PDF)
Module One PPT 5.4 (PDF)
Module One PPT 5.4 (PPT)
Module Two PPT 5.2 (PDF)
Module Two PPT 5.2 (PPT)
Module Three PPT 5.4 (PDF)
Module Three PPT (5.4) (PPT)
 

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