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Responding to Survivors with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview for Sexual Assault Advocates

This guide was developed for local rape crisis advocates who may be asked to work with a survivor with autism.  It is a brief primer on autism, how persons who have autism may respond to a traumatic event and the importance of working with disability providers in a collaborative fashion. There are resource lists for advocates as well as organizational tools designed to assist programs who want to better serve the disability communities.

Moving toward prevention: A guide for reframing sexual violence

This guide, a joint publication between Berkeley Media Studies Group and NSVRC, provides recommendations on how to frame sexual violence, develop effective messages about prevention, and work with the media to inform and educate the public. The guide is a companion piece to Media relations toolkit.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:12
Incorporating Cultural Responsiveness in Services

This resource provides examples of incorporating cultural responsiveness in services.

Megan Thomas Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:28
Cultural Competency

This resource from the Wisconsin Adult Sexual Assault Response Team Protocol by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault discusses the role of cultural competency in victim services and explains how each discipline on a SART can show cultural competence.

Megan Thomas Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:26
Orientation to a Think Aloud observation session

The process described in this document, adapted from Are We Making a Difference? Sexual Assault Response Teams Assessing Systems Change: A Resource for Multidisciplinary Team Leadership by the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault helps gather information about the protocol, process, and set of procedures used during a sexual assault case by various responders. 

Megan Thomas Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:44
Hennepin SMARTeam – Five Core Principles

This resource was developed by the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. It includes the principles of compassion, collaboration, communication, choice, and cultural responsiveness.

Megan Thomas Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:39
Data Collection Sources for SARTs

This document, adapted by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, provides examples of the type of data you can collect from different agencies. 

Megan Thomas Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:33