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 resource outlines steps for 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.
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.
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.
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.
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