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Weigh in Wednesday: How Do You Keep Your SARTners Engaged?

April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), as many of you already know. With SAAM behind us, it’s easy to lose focus and engagement around…

When They Won’t Commit to the Team

In talking with teams, I come across that regular (though not frequent) question of, “What do I do if I can’t get someone to work…

Resource Spotlight: MOU Samples

Every time I talk about MOU’s and formalizing commitment to the team’s work, people request to see examples. This month’s resource spotlight is dedicated to…

Collaborating for SAAM and Beyond: Partnerships are key!

The Committee Against Domestic Abuse Inc. (CADA) and Violence Awareness & Response Program (VARP) at the University of Minnesota – Mankato have been partners for…

SART Foundations: Breaking Down the Mystery of the MOU

The first time I heard the letters “MOU” tossed out in a SART meeting, I just smiled and nodded. After I left, I immediately pulled…

Weigh In Wednesday: Commitment and the Team

A lot of folks feel some kind of way about commitment. However, we’re talking about commitment to the work of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

Managing the, “Yeah, but…” in the Team Dynamic

When thinking about accountability, one thing that I have seen in many teams (my own included) is a quick, defensive reaction to change. I summarize…

Resource Spotlight: Just Detention

In thinking through this month’s theme of accountability, I want share about the really great work of the organization Just Detention International. Just Detention works…

Ways to Embrace Voices for SAAM: Talking Points to Move Towards Prevention and Survivor Speaking Tips

As 2017 closed out, attention around sexual harassment and violence brought awareness to the prevalence of these issues. With SAAM 2018 right around the corner,…