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Ethical Storytelling for Education, Awareness, & Outreach

Elle Fullenkamp

Manager of Training and Technical Assistance

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING Storytelling is a powerful communication tool in the sexual violence advocacy field. From support groups, to statehouse Advocacy Days, to #EmbraceYourVoice campaigns for SAAM, to fundraising efforts, storytelling practices are central to the work of supporting…

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What’s in a Name? CCRTs & SARTs

Nicole Kass Colvin

Director of Coordinated Community Responses

If you’ve ever shared space with me, you’ve probably noticed I use SARTs (Sexual Assault Response Teams) and CCRTs (Coordinated Community Response Teams) interchangeably. So what is each kind of team, how are they similar and different, and at what…

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U.S National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence: What This Means for Ohio

Caitlin Burke

Director of Prevention & Public Health

In late May, the White House published the first-ever National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, a comprehensive resource for federal approaches to violence prevention and response. This federal plan follows decades of national plans developed in other countries and is…

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Pride Beyond June: Building Effective Prevention Strategies to Address Misinformation

Sarah Ferrato (she/they), sferrato@oaesv.org

Manager of Sexual Violence Prevention & Public Health Initiatives

The first Pride was an uprising. “Invigorated and empowered by the Black Power, anti-war, and women’s liberation movements, the Greenwich Village community had had enough.” On June 28, 1969, The LGBTQIA+ patrons at the Stonewall Inn stood their ground against…

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Beyond Case Review: Taking Your Team from Passive to Active

Nicole Kass Colvin

Manager of Coordinated Community Responses

Throughout the past few months, I’ve heard from many teams that it’s been challenging to enact case review. If you’re experiencing this – you're not alone! Case review can be tricky; it has the tendency to put some members on…

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Alternative Strategies to Arming Ohio’s Teachers

Caitlin Burke

Director of Prevention & Public Health

Last June, Ohio passed House Bill 99 (O.R.C. 2923.122, 5502.703) permitting "a school district board or governing body to elect to arm specific staff members” after 24 hours of training. This bill also created the Ohio Mobile Training Team (OMTT)…

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Sustaining the Team Through Turnover

Nicole Kass Colvin

Manager of Coordinated Community Responses

During our Southeast Ohio Coordinated Community Response Team Summit, many amazing praises were shared about teams — but also mentioned were some barriers. One barrier that came up in conversation, and has come up frequently in other spaces, is that…

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Monkeypox and Global Oppression

Sarah Ferrato

Sexual Violence Prevention & Public Health Initiatives Coordinator

The Cycle Continues: Monkeypox and Global Oppression By: Sarah Ferrato, Caitlin Burke Nearly four months ago, the first case of Monkeypox (MPV) was reported in the United States. According to the CDC, there are currently over 25,000 reported cases in…

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Making the Pitch

Nicole Kass Colvin

Manager of Coordinated Community Responses

It’s baseball season, and also a great season to start SART and CCRT formation; in short, a great season for pitching. Pitching your team to prospective partners can be the pivotal point between planning your team and making it a…

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