With the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005(P.L. no. 109-162), there was a congressional recognition of the need to provide funding for services to victims of sexual assault. This recognition came in part from an examination of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act,... more
This paper discusses the importance of integrating holistic healing approaches into direct services in order to support survivors. It looks at approaches to community collaboration and funding as well as providing examples from the field and information about a variety of specific holistic healing... more
Rural programs serving sexual assault survivors are increasingly turning to holistic approaches to healing. A holistic approach to healing from sexual assault can be a powerful way meet the needs of survivors. However, some holistic healing services can be culturally appropriative and... more
The National Resource Sharing Project Topical Meeting focused on Human Trafficking, June 23-24, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, brings together representatives of State and Territorial Sexual Assault Coalitions to enhance their capacity and exchange resources pertinent to the coalition’s role in responding... more
This Management Tip offers ten quick ways to improve your board meetings, and comes from Compass Point's Board Cafe, a great resource for questions big and small about your board:
When we think about the boards we're on, we usually think about the board meetings-which says a lot about the... more
This webinar explores IowaCASA’s successful model of incubating culturally specific organizations. The speakers are Mira Yusef, the Executive Direction of Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa, and Beth Barnhill, the Executive Director of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault. IowaCASA has... more
How advocacy programs view and define sexual violence shapes their identity and impacts the concrete ways they offer services and speak to the community. This resource explores how by widening our view of sexual violence, we can open our doors to a wider diversity of survivors.