About the Resource Sharing Project
The RSP is here to explore both the big and small questions with you.
Wanting to start a new rural sexual assault support group? Trying to figure out how to work with your new coalition board members? Curious about how other administrators support new and emerging organizations? Just getting started in your role or as a new coalition and not sure where to begin?
If you work to support sexual assault survivors’ healing at an advocacy program, sexual assault coalition, or state/territory administering agency, we are here for you. The answers to ending sexual violence lie outside the isolation and systems of power and control that create and enable sexual violence. Let’s connect.
Some of the ways we can work together include:
- Phone or email
- RSP-run listservs and email lists
- Office hours and open space meetings
- RSP-hosted topical calls and webinars
- New staff or board orientations
- Organizational training, presentations, and workshops
- National conferences or roundtables
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We believe that strong, responsive, and tailored sexual assault healing services are built on the relationship between advocacy programs, coalitions, and state/territory administering agencies. And we believe that getting support empowers you to be creative and responsive in how you conceptualize, fund, train on, and/or provide services and advocacy that work for the survivors you work for and with. Just like the shapes in our logo are the foundational shapes from which all other shapes are made, RSP’s work focuses on exploring the foundations of sexual assault survivors’ healing:
A solid understanding of the spectrum of sexual assault and violence
Centering survivors’ healing
Trauma-informed organizational practices
A commitment to ending all forms of oppression
We believe that getting support to explore how to combine these foundations in many ways empowers you to be creative and responsive in how you conceptualize, fund, train on, and/or provide services and advocacy that work for the survivors you work for and with.
Partners and Collaborations
RSP Partners – IowaCASA and NCCASA
RSP is a project born out of sexual assault coalitions’ desire to collaborate across state and territory lines. Staying true to those roots, RSP today is a partnership between the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault. As the lead partner, IowaCASA runs the grant management logistics and staff from both coalitions contribute to planning and implementing RSP’s work at various levels.
Our staff team is divided into audience-specific technical assistance (TA) projects, with RSP leadership providing support across all of them. Each TA project sets the direction and culture of their work based on the needs of the groups they are supporting (advocacy programs, rural advocacy programs, coalitions, and administrators).
From the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) to Elevate | Uplift
In addition to the partnership between IowaCASA and NCCASA, RSP works on other collaborations to enhance healing services for sexual assault survivors.
For over a decade, RSP was part of the groundbreaking SADI project, which studied how to strengthen sexual assault healing services in dual/multi-service agencies. Taking the lessons learned from that experience, the SADI team formed a new collaboration called Elevate | Uplift. Follow along with their work.
Other National TA Providers & Partners
RSP also regularly works with other national TA providers and allied organizations whose work you may find helpful too. These partners include:
- National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
- National Network to End Domestic Violence
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault
- Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
- National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence
- Black Women’s Blueprint
- Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
- Vera Institute for Justice
- Women of Color Network
- Esperanza United
- Faith Trust Institute
- Victim Rights Law Center
- Just Detention International
- Sexual Violence Justice Institute
This website was supported by Grants No. 2016-TA-AX-K032, 2016-TA-AX-K031, 2020-TA-AX-K030, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice and Grant No. 2019-V3-GX-K040, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or Office for Victims of Crime.
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