National Institute Recap: Part 1
Fatima Jayoma | Rural Projects Coordinator at SVJI @MNCASA
Happy Wednesday! Thanks to everyone who attended the 2021 National Institute for SART Leaders. It was so nice to meet you all virtually.
For those who weren’t able to attend, our theme this year was, “Communities, Connect, Lead, and Transform: Transforming Communities through Connection and Leadership.” The next National Institute will be in 2023, so we hope to see you then.
Until then, over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting recordings of the workshop sessions from the 2021 National Institute. This week, we’ll start with three presentations led by SVJI @MCNASA staff members.
Title: SART 101: Strategies for Success
Fatima Jayoma, Rural Projects Coordinator at SVJI@MNCASA
Miranda Gonzalez, Rural Projects Coordinator at SVJI @MNCASA
This training will focus on building a baseline knowledge of systems-change sexual assault response teams (SARTs). The training will also provide SARTs with the knowledge and tools for effective multidisciplinary teamwork. We will use the SVJI resource, “A Ten Factor Framework for Sexual Assault Response Team Effectiveness,” as the foundation.
- Identify the factors that affect team success
- Describe successful problem-solving strategies
- Share insights and lessons learned from our work with multidisciplinary teams
Title: Collaborating for Change: Responding to Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Youth
Sarah Florman, Sexual Assault Response Teams Project Coordinator/Trafficking Policy Coordinator at SVJI @MNCASA
Hunter Beckstrom, Prevention & Sexual Exploitation Specialist at SVJI @MNCASA
Minnesota has made ground-breaking strides in legislation and service provision for sexually exploited and trafficked youth. However, victims/survivors often have a variety of needs and encounter significant structural barriers in accessing services. Since 2018, SVJI has been working with communities across Minnesota to improve the systems response to survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking using the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model. This presentation will help you determine if your SART should incorporate sexual exploitation and sex trafficking into their work, and highlight the key elements for responding to sexually exploited and trafficked youth, including successes and lessons learned from the field. We will focus on practical skills and techniques for developing tailored protocols that reflect the unique needs of each community.
- Integrate response to sexual exploitation and trafficking into SART work
- Describe key factors for protocol development
- Identify emerging issues for teams to consider
Title: Navigating Leadership Today
Nigel Perrote, National and State Programs Director at SVJI @MNCASA
Jude Foster, Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program Senior Coordinator at SVJI @MNCASA
This session will explore today’s environment and challenges that SART leaders may find themselves facing today in an ever changing environment. The presenters will walk through their experiences and share approaches they have utilized in their work so help support SART leaders with the intent to increase their tools and skills to handle large scale issues their teams may face.
- Develop skills to navigate today’s environment for coordinators
- Build confidence of SART leaders in navigation potential conflict in their teams
- Be able to identify potential opportunities and challenges for SART leaders and develop plans to handle accordingly
As always, if you have questions or need training/technical assistance, please reach out to us at email@example.com.