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SART Foundations: The Critical Role of the Agenda

If you’ve ever met me or worked with me, you know how much I love a highly structured agenda. I geek out over a good…

Weigh-In Wednesday: All About Meetings

In doing technical assistance as well as in my own team, I find that many people express frustration about meetings. The meetings are too long,…

Take-Aways from MNCASA’s 2017 Symposium: Real Connections

Guest post by Ashley Sturz, MNCASA Membership and Advocacy Services Specialist Many of our member programs are embarking…

Weigh-In Wednesday: A Year in Review

It’s been a year since we launched the Rural Realities blog! Can you believe it? For this month, I wanted to take time to review…

NCAA Creates New Policy for Sexual Assault Prevention on Campuses

College sexual assaults have recently made major headlines across the country. Our own state of Minnesota had two colleges, St Olaf in Northfield…

Being Victim Centered By Challenging the Misperceptions of False Reports

Within SARTs and their communities, there can be a wide variety of viewpoints held regarding issues of sexual violence. Often, misperceptions and prejudiced thinking clouds…

SART Foundations: Finding Ways to Define Victim Centered

Many of the teams and communities with whom I have worked with discuss being victim centered. Yet, when I ask what that means, sometimes the team…

Resource Spotlight: Victim Centered Definitions and Guides

Sometimes, when we are trying to explain what it means to be victim centered it can help to turn to outside sources for more information. While you…

Weigh In Wednesday: What Is Victim Centered?

Like last month, I want to tackle some phrases that I hear and see frequently in teams, at conferences, and in publications. This month, let’s…

Implementing Trauma Informed For Your SART Members

Working in sexual violence response is deeply rewarding and also, deeply draining work. Each day, we listen to and support those experiencing high levels of…