Understanding, preventing, and relieving vicarious trauma is both an individual and organizational challenge, for coalitions as well as the member programs we serve. Working with trauma survivors, directly or indirectly, exposes us to the reality of violence in ways that other services, including... more
Our movement was undeniably founded on the strength and courage of survivors. As we have moved towards professionalization in recent decades, and considering our hiring practices, have we truly made a space for survivors to join us as staff and volunteers? Rural rape crisis centers, with the... more
Congratulations and welcome to your new position as the executive director of a sexual assault coalition! We commend you for your dedication and enthusiasm as you join the ranks of women and men who have dedicated their lives to ending sexual violence and all forms of violence and oppression.
Regardless of structure, all coalitions share common values that highlight the importance of
providing a statewide voice on behalf of victims,
supporting the work of local member programs,
holding societal systems accountable for their responses to victims,
and working on the prevention of... more
Watch this brief overview to learn more about the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) and the lessons learned from this national project.
The Resource Sharing Project and National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) hosted a conference call on March 14, 2012 with Donna Simmons with the Grants Financial Management Division (GMFD) of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA)
This was previously published in the RSP Executive Director Manual (2007)
Editor’s note: Although the report is over a decade old, we believe it continues to accurately reflect the experiences of Women of Color in the Anti-... more
As coalitions and local programs shift more of their work and communication online, the Rockwood Leadership Institute has several tips to practice digital resilience ("staying safe and secure online so we can put our time and energy towards our act