Last updated: April 13, 2020
This is a crowd-sourced list from state and territorial coalitions. If you have lists of professional development or continuing education opportunities to share, please email Norio Umezu Hall, RSP Publications Specialist, at email@example.com.
The following resources offer free online webinars as well as other materials. Some websites have webinars in various locations depending on the topic you are seeking.
- Resource Sharing Project http://www.resourcesharingproject.org/
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center https://www.nsvrc.org/
- National PREA Resource Center https://www.prearesourcecenter.org/training-and-technical-assistance/webinars
- VERA Institute of Justice: End Abuse of People with Disabilities https://www.endabusepwd.org/publications/end-abuse-pwd-webinar-series/
- VERA is also currently hosting a series of calls on serving survivors with disabilities: https://airtable.com/shrvL96rrZ3oO64eZ
- Victim Rights Law Center https://www.victimrights.org/
- End Violence Against Women International online training institute and webinars www.evawintl.org
- National Criminal Justice Training Center https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/
- Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center https://www.ovcttac.gov/ and https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspOnline_VATOnline.cfm
- VAWNet https://vawnet.org/sc/disaster-and-emergency-preparedness-and-response
- Sexual Assault Kit Initiative online trainings https://www.sakitta.org/webinars/
- Aequitas https://aequitasresource.org/resources/
- Stalking Resource Center https://victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/past-programs/stalking-resource-center/training/archived-events#web
- National Crime Victim Law Institute https://law.lclark.edu/centers/national_crime_victim_law_institute/projects/violence_against_women/trainings_and_events/
- Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence https://www.api-gbv.org/resources/resource_type/webinar/
- National Latin@ Network: https://www.nationallatinonetwork.org/training-and-events/webinar-archive
- Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs https://www.wcsap.org/resources/webinars
- Just Detention International https://justdetention.org/webinar/#archived
- Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCASApreventSA/videos
- New York Coalition Against Sexual Assault YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ocDyL8BAioFsKvkfvQyUA/videos
- Texas Association Against Sexual Assault recorded webinars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QbF7tGSsqQNH5T-V69hS9rU_iPXcnU8
- International Association of Forensic Nurses: https://www.safeta.org/general/custom.asp?page=85
- Teaching Tolerance: https://www.tolerance.org/
- Centers for Disease Control, Violence Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/index.html
- PreventConnect: http://www.preventconnect.org/past-web-conferences/, http://www.preventconnect.org/podcast/, http://www.preventconnect.org/category/elearning/
- National Resource Center for Reaching Victims National Strategy Sessions: http://reachingvictims.org/resource/national-strategy-session-on-sustaining-services-session-1/
- Black Women's Blueprint: https://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/
- 1in6: https://1in6.org/
- Generative Somatics: https://generativesomatics.org/resources/
- Duke University Press "Care in Uncertain Times" Syllabus (free online through June 30, 2020): https://www.dukeupress.edu/Explore-Subjects/Syllabi/Care-in-Uncertain-Times-Syllabus
- National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network's COVID-19 Guidelines for QTPOC Mental Health Practitioners: https://www.nqttcn.com/practitionerdevelopment
In addition to these resources, RSP is hosting several topical calls for sexual assault coalition staff and people may benefit from reading the following in preparation:
- RSP's Transformative Justice Resource Compilation
- Adrienne Maree Brown's Emergent Strategy
- Aisha Shahidah Simmons' Love with Accountability
*both titles are published by AK Press and available as e-books (see information below)
In addition to the resources shared above, Aisha Shahidah Simmons shared the following with her supporters:
In response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and its devastating economic impact:
I am making my film, NO! The Rape Documentary, available for $1.00 streaming rental in English, English with Open Captions, subtitled in Español, Português, Français, and Deutsche for 72-hour rental periods through April 30, 2020, the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
While the cost is low, the information is priceless: http://notherapedocumentary.com/streaming
The 100-page Unveiling the Silence, the 100-page NO! Study Guide, co-authored by Salamishah Tillet and Rachel Afi Quiunn, is always available for FREE download in its entirety and in individual sections.
Additionally, in response to the California "Shelter in Place" laws, the CA-based- publisher, AK Press, is selling all of their e-books for $1.99. The anthologies, Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence, edited by Lisa Factora-Borchers, and Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse, are among the array of radical book titles.
Non-Online Ideas for Professional Development
- Read previous RSP bookclub books
- Have one-on-one conversations over the phone to get to know allies/partners you work with or want to work with more
- Journal or make art to reflect on your experiences as an advocate or coalition staff member. What is going well? What is not going well? What are you learning? Where do you want or need to grow? What inspires you these days?What concerns you? What do you think you could approach differently in your work? How has your work in the sexual assault field/movement change how you relate to other people? How has it influenced your life outside of work?
- Research leadership development and accountability plans and fill one out for yourself. Talk it over with your supervisor or a trusted mentor.
- Ask someone you admire to mentor you or have phone conversation with you
- Learn or deepen a skill that you can offer for future holistic healing groups
- Listen to podcasts or audiobooks
- Update brochures or make new ones specific to different communities or on different topics
- Update or write new curricula or workshop activities
- Practice curriculum writing by deconstructing and reconstructing a workshop you've attended that you liked or an activity someone else facilitated that you enjoyed
- Write blog posts (can be done online or off, to post later)
- Record yourself giving your "elevator pitch" about your program and watch/reflect/improve or come up with different pitches for different communities
- Brainstorm questions that you struggle to answer during community presentations and practice writing/saying different answers. Record them and critique yourself or share with a work buddy to get feedback.