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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,…

SART Foundations: Rethinking Accountability in the Team Context

Accountability can be a really intense word. When I introduce the idea of accountability to my team or in my trainings, people often have a…

Weigh In Wednesday: Accountability

Being in a sexual assault response team and working in collaboration means that there will be bumps in the road. It’s a normal part of…

Dynamics: The Building Blocks of Sustainability (Part 2)

Earlier this month, we covered three building blocks of sustainability: mechanics, base-building, and history/future. I have saved one of the most complicated building blocks for…

Resource Spotlight: Vera Institute of Justice

Part of sustainability is ensuring that all folks have meaningful access to responsive resources. This month’s resource spotlight is dedicated to the Vera Institute of…

SART Foundations: The Building Blocks of Sustainability-Part 1

One of the most common issues I see when working with Sexual Assault Response Teams is that many teams express difficulty with sustainability. That’s why…