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This area includes resources to support the work of local, state, and national sexual assault programs regarding nonprofit management, personnel supervision and staff development, coalition-building, and practice standards and policies. Materials also explore the history, theories, and philosophies driving the work of the movement to end sexual violence.

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January 2015
This document collects lessons learned by DV and SA programs in Missouri that have faced unexpected challenges. The lessons learned can serve as guidance for advocates across the country in planning for disasters and other emergency situations.
Authors: Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV)
Service providers can make small changes that can improve their response to the needs of survivors at risk for or diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This resource helps domestic violence service providers integrate HIV discussions, screening and support into their programs.
Authors: National Network to End Domestic Violence
November 2013
This paper reviews the concept of “Holistic Healing” for addressing trauma, offers guidance for building partnerships with providers, addresses community referrals and collaboration, and includes stories from programs who have successfully incorporated a holistic healing approach to services for survivors.
Authors: Terri Poore, Toby Shulruff, and Kris Bein
Revised July 2013
This document includes information for domestic violence advocates working with victims of trafficking. After a brief overview of statistics and issue analysis, the document provides considerations and recommendations for advocates in seven key areas.
Authors: Firoza Chic Dabby
This paper discusses the advantages and challenges of conjoining the issues of intimate partner violence and sexual violence for the purposes of simultaneously advancing primary prevention.
Authors: Jo Simonsen
June 2012
A one-day skill-building training for advocates, based on statewide and national focus groups, identifies skills advocates must possess to effectively advocate for the needs of sexual assault survivors and training topics necessary to build skills.
Authors: Hallie Martyniuk
May 2012
This resource was created using questions and comments from individuals in the anti-sexual violence movement. It addresses commonly asked questions related to language used when working with, reaching out to, and establishing affirming spaces for individuals who identify as LGBTQ.
Authors: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
April 2012
This guide is designed as a resource for peer supporters in behavioral health or other settings who want to learn how to integrate trauma-informed principles into their relationships with the women they support or into the peer support groups of which they are members.
Authors: Andrea Blanch, Beth Filson, and Darby Penney
March 2012
When the agency fully embraces primary prevention, the work becomes part of the organizational culture, existing in all departments, volunteers, board members, and administrators.
Authors: Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Febuary 2012
This technical assistance brief offers considerations and recommendations to advocates for battered women about serving trafficked women and children.
Authors: Firoza Chic Dabby