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.
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.
This resource provides examples of incorporating cultural responsiveness in services.
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.
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.
This survey is one of many provided in PCAR’s Tools for Evaluating & Assessing Your SART/SAFE Program. This tool provides SARTs with a sample or starting point to develop something that will work for their local needs.
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.
This guide, adapted from Are We Making a Difference? Sexual Assault Response Teams Assessing Systems Change: A Resource for Multidisciplinary Team Leadership, by the SVJI at MNCASA, provides tips and considerations for group interviews.
This document, adapted by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, provides examples of the type of data you can collect from different agencies.