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SARTs and Creating Conditions for Disclosure: Confidentiality

One of the major barriers that victims/survivors face in being able to disclose their experiences of sexual violence is the fear that someone will find…

SARTs and Creating Conditions for Disclosure

One topic that frequently comes up when talking about Rural Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) is that there are few or no formal disclosures of…

Assessing SART Work: Focus Groups and Individual Interviews

The last post for our month on assessment is focused (get it?!) on the other most common approach teams want to use: focus groups. Focus…

Assessing SART Work: Questionnaires and Surveys

Assessment is critical to the Sexual Assault Response Team’s effectiveness. So, you’ve got your team feeling ready to ask some critical questions. You’ve decided that…

SART Foundations: What is Assessment?

Before we jump into talking about types of assessment, I want to spend a little time chatting about what we mean when we say “assessment”…

Understanding the Impact of SART Work: Why Assessment Matters

Research on successful Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) demonstrates that the most effective teams incorporate at least some elements of evaluation and assessment of their…

SART Foundations: The Critical Role of the Agenda

For the final re-post of July: Agendas. They are one of my favorite topics and have come up so often in recent technical assistance. So,…

SART Foundations: Mission Statements, New or Revisited

I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of mission building with teams recently, so maybe this re-post is for you! Through doing work with…

SART Foundations: Building the Framework of Growth and Improvement

This is a topic that I continue to hear frequently addressed! So, back from June 2017, let’s talk about moving beyond the monthly meeting! The…

Get Them to the Table: Creating Buy-In Through Finding a SART Champion

Hi folks! We here at SVJI@MNCASA have had quite a few technical assistance (TA) requests around some teaming basics. We’re so excited to connect, provide…