Just Detention International. (2014). Hope behind bars: An advocate’s guide to helping survivors of sexual abuse in detention. Los Angeles, CA: Just Detention International. Retrieved from https://justdetention.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Advocates_Manual_FINAL_2017_3.pdf
“The publication provides best practices for providing hospital accompaniment, hotline services, written correspondence, and in-person services to incarcerated survivors.”
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. (2013). An overview of elder abuse: A growing problem. Madison, WI: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Retrieved from http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NCALL_Overview-of-elder-abuse-a-growing-problem_2013.pdf
The publication is a short information sheet that provides a broad overview of elder abuse.
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. (2013). Unique challenges in abuse in later life cases. Madison, WI: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Retrieved from http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NCALL_Unique-challenges-in-abuse-in-later-life-cases_2013.pdf
This publication is a short guide to develop a broader understanding of “older victims, abuser tactics, and existing systemic barriers”.
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. (2013). Working together to effectively address abuse in later life. Madison, WI: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Retrieved from http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NCALL_Working-together-to-effectively-address-abuse-in-later-life_2013.pdf
This publication is a short tip sheet on how various sectors can work collaboratively to address elder abuse.
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. (2016). Working with older survivors of abuse: A framework for advocates. Madison, WI: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Retrieved from https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/2016-06/gp-final2016.pdf
“This summary report describes seven guiding principles with minimum guidelines and practical strategies for advocates to consider when working with older survivors. Hyperlinks to 34 video segments of experts discussing key content are interspersed throughout the document.”
National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (2013). Sexual violence in later life: A technical assistance guide for health care providers. Enola, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Retrieved from https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/2013-10/publications_nsvrc_guides_sexual-violence-in-later-life_health-care-providers.pdf
This publication is for “physicians, nurses, and other clinical health care providers in meeting their professional obligations in identifying and providing intervention and treatment to older victims of sexual violence. It includes introductory information, such as definitions and a problem statement, as well as scenarios. Additionally, it discusses issues relevant to health care providers, such as recommendations, provider responsibilities, gathering patient history, examination, and evidence collection.”
National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (2014). Linking the roads: Working with youth who experience homelessness and sexual violence. Enola, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Retrieved from https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/2016-02/publications_nsvrc-publications-guides-linking-roads-working-youth-who-experience-homelessness_0.pdf
“This guide focuses on adapting advocacy skills to help young people who experience homelessness and sexual violence build resiliency and lessen their traumas. It has three aims: (a) to provide an overview for the intersections between identity, trauma experiences, and resiliency among youth who are homeless; (b) to highlight the core skills and techniques for advocates; and (c) to discuss how to tailor these skills in order to improve services for youth who identify as LGBTQ.”
National Sexual Violence Resource Center and National Sexual Violence Resource Sharing Project. (2012). Building comprehensive sexual assault programs. National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Retrieved from https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/2012-10/nsvrc_publications_article_sadi_building-comprehensive-sexual-assault-programs.pdf
“This article provides general information and examples about comprehensive sexual assault services as a tool for program development. It is not an exhaustive list, but a list of resources to be used to begin discussion or assessment of organizational efforts to address sexual violence.”
National Sexual Violence Resource Center and National Sexual Violence Resource Sharing Project. (2013). Building cultures of care: A guide for sexual assault services programs. Enola, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Retrieved from https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/2017-10/publications_nsvrc_building-cultures-of-care.pdf
The publication is a guide for sexual assault services programs to implement trauma-informed approaches to strengthen organizational and individual responses to survivors of sexual violence. Readers are provided insights into the full spectrum of trauma as well as a definition of trauma-informed services. There is an outline on best practices for providing trauma-informed services along with organizational structure and how trauma affects individuals over time.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (2018). Serving teen survivors: A manual for advocates. Harrisburg, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Retrieved from https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/publications/2018-12/Serving%20Teen%20Survivors%20A%20Manual%20for%20Advocates.pdf
“This manual provides a brief overview on the unique issues young people who are sexual violence survivors face. Also included are tip sheets on working with teen survivors, information on confidentiality and mandated reporting laws, information on the teen brain, an annotated bibliography of recent research, and more.”
The focus of use for the training are the “Tip Sheets on Working with Teens who are Survivors” including pages 15, 19, 21-35.
Pg 15 is the introduction to the Tip Sheets
Pg 19 is for counseling/advocacy
Pg 21 is for peer-led services
Pg 22-24 is for supporting significant others
Pg 25 is for alternative ways of healing
Pg 26 is legal advocacy
Pg 27-28 is for court accompaniment
Pg 29 is for law enforcement accompaniment
Pg 30-32 is for medical accompaniment
Pg 33-34 is for information and referral to outside agencies
Pg 35 is for agency walkthroughs
Smith, N., Harrell, S., Smith, J., & Demyan, A. (2015). Measuring capacity to serve domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with disabilities. New York, NY: Vera Institute of Justice. Retrieved from https://storage.googleapis.com/vera-web-assets/downloads/Publications/measuring-capacity-to-serve-survivors-with-disabilities/legacy_downloads/Disability-Organization-Implementation-Guide.pdf
“This practical tool meets the growing need for straightforward and cost-effective ways for disability organizations, domestic violence programs, rape crisis centers, and dual programs that address domestic and sexual violence to track their progress in serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have disabilities”
Smith, N., & Hope, C. (2015). Culture, language, and access: Key considerations for serving deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence New York, NY: Vera Institute of Justice. Retrieved from https://storage.googleapis.com/vera-web-assets/downloads/Publications/culture-language-
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The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is seeking a qualified candidate for its Program Manager position. This 40 hour per week position, located at our Okemos, MI office, offers a competitive salary and benefit package, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, team-based work environment impacting critical social change issues.
The Program Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of a wide range of statewide initiatives to promote an understanding of domestic and sexual violence intervention and prevention best practices for Coalition members, allied organizations and professionals, media, and the general public.
This new team member will assume the following typical duties:
- Lead and supervise MCEDSV’s NSPT trainings-six to ten times to year. Understand all curriculum, insure trainers are assigned, train at each NSPT. Review all evaluations and insure quality is maintained
- Assist with the development and implementation of MCEDSV projects, including training, technical assistance, and policy initiatives.
- Identification and dissemination of model/exemplary program information.
- Participate in the development, coordination, and delivery of meetings, trainings, and conferences. This includes development of topics, identification of learning goals, and delivery of content.
- Organize and provide staff support to work groups convened to guide the development and implementation of Coalition, Coalition member, and allied organization projects.
- Work as part of a program team for the purposes of grants management including applications, reporting, and management of sub-recipients.
- Coordinate and participate in the development and dissemination, including necessary updates, of a variety of domestic and sexual violence publications, alerts, press releases, position papers.
- Work as part of a collaborative team to expand and strengthen communication networks and information dissemination to project partners, member programs, affinity groups, media, other stakeholders, and the public. This includes managing information shared via social media, web-based non-social media platforms, and traditional press.
- Participate in a variety of national-level work groups with the Senior Program Director, including representing the agency at a variety of state and national meetings.
- Develop culturally appropriate and intersectional curricula and training materials regarding domestic and sexual violence and related issues.
- Provide on-going information, resources, technical assistance, and training for member programs, allied agencies, media, and the public on the full range of gender-based violence prevention and intervention issues.
- Provide project or task supervision to students and volunteers working with the agency and technical assistance projects.
- Oversee development and distribution of information packets, publications, and promotional products of the agency. This includes writing, editing, desktop publishing, and quality control.
- Other duties as assigned.
We are seeking someone who brings the following expertise, skills, and attitudes to the work:
- Understand a survivor centered, trauma informed and intersectional philosophical framework
- Demonstrated 3 years of experience providing direct service working with survivors of domestic, sexual violence or trafficking. Must have worked directly with survivors in an empowerment based framework.
- Experience in social justice, systems advocacy, and social change work preferred
- Understanding of primary prevention preferred.
- Ability to work in a collaborative, fast paced environment.
- Understanding of information literacy and a deep interest in learning/professional development.
- Substantial experience in public speaking, training, technical assistance and written communication on domestic and sexual violence and related issues via multiple mediums and/or to a diverse audience.
- Experience developing intersectional and culturally responsive training and technical assistance materials regarding domestic and sexual violence and related issues.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience in meeting facilitation, public speaking, and training.
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (including: PowerPoint, Skype, and Office 365), online resource sharing tools, and website software.
- Outstanding skill working with social media platforms for information gathering and dissemination (including: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr).
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent additional experience.
MCEDSV seeks and supports a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural work place for the benefit of our organization, our work, and our movement to end gender-based violence. We strongly encourage applicants from racially or ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ communities and individuals with disabilities to apply. The Program Manager will report to
MCEDSV’s Senior Program Director and is an FLSA Exempt position. With a salary range, pending the experience of the candidate selected, between $50,000 to $55,000
Submit an application package composed of the following:
- Cover Letter
Part-time Community Organizer-Detroit
I. General Statement of Function
The MCEDSV is offering a dynamic part-time opportunity for a self-motivated hard worker in our Detroit office. This job will require someone to be part of the community as well as be task driven. Reporting to the Senior Program Director, the Program Specialist is expected to work closely with the Detroit Community Organizer as well as assist with agency wide communications. The employee also fulfills a variety of program management tasks under the direction of Program Managers.
II. Typical Duties:
Typical Duties Related to Program Specialist-communications
- Work together with the full time community organizer, in our goals to work as a catalyst to assist survivors in the Detroit area as well as all nonprofits supporting survivors including nonprofit management, empowerment and trauma informed care.
- Be aware of work all stakeholders within the Metro Detroit area.
- Commitment to social justice and ability to be a servant-leader. Be committed to long term, grass roots change.
- Able to work with a flexible schedule (community events may occur on evenings and weekends)
- Provides research support in the identification and dissemination of model/exemplary program information.
- Participate in the development, and coordination of meetings, trainings, and conferences. This includes development of topics and training design.
- Provide staff support to work groups convened to guide the development and implementation of Coalition, Coalition member, and allied organization projects.
- Coordinate and participate in the development and dissemination, including necessary updates, of a variety of domestic and sexual violence publications, alerts, press releases, and position papers.
Typical Duties Related to Training, Event, and Executive Support
- Assist with other aspects of office management and implementation as directed; perform general secretarial tasks, including typing, filing, photocopying, assembly of materials, mass mailings, administrative filing and archiving and other tasks as required. Responsible for timely turn around of copy box materials.
- Assists in ensuring expense obligation forms, calendar requests, and other documentation are completed for all assigned meetings, trainings, web-based trainings, and conference calls.
- Other secretarial duties include directing materials/routing, screening correspondence/calls, handling general inquiries, word processing and correspondence, assists in ordering supplies and stocking all supplies daily (copier paper bins, printer paper bins, fax paper bins). Proofreads outgoing correspondence, memos, reports, and documents for accuracy.
- Shares responsibilities for opening and closing the office with other administrative staff.
- Assists with routine correspondence and material requests for Training, Program and Executive Staff, including assorted secretarial tasks, setting up of meetings, conference calls, minute taking, etc.
- Assists with the assembly of all materials for trainings, conferences and meetings, including photocopying and assembly into training materials.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Computer literate and social media savvy
- Must be intellectually curious and have drive and initiative
- Must be committed to intersectional feminism and social justice
- Understand the complexity and intersectionality of survivors in the Metro Detroit area including most prevalent challenges and barriers to services.
- Must have experience in or be willing to learn about outer layer prevention, social norming and social cohesion including the importance of green spaces
- Commitment to working as part of team within a shared leadership structure that includes diverse partners.
- Experience in social justice, systems advocacy, and/or social change work preferred
- Bachelor of Arts preferred
- Proven ability in executive, secretarial, and/or administrative support.
- Ability to think expansively by combining ideas in a unique way or making connections between disparate ideas and explore different views from multiple perspectives.
- Must be able to show personal initiative as well as be able to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain cooperative relations with a diversity of individuals, organizations and other stakeholders.
- Individual must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; must demonstrate effective judgment in a fast-paced work environment while meeting deadlines.
- Highly organized, accurate, detail-oriented and able to work independently to provide high-quality support to training and executive staff.
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks, proficiency in Microsoft Office, office machines.
- Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills.
- Excellent driving record.
- Ability to lift to 50 pounds on occasion.
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