Below are a few resources for a variety of service providers and professionals who work with survivors of sexual violence.
Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
BARCC was one of the leaders in developing this national resource to address vicarious trauma (the ongoing exposure to trauma that can be a major workplace challenge for workers in victim services and other fields like ours). The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, federally funded by the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) and developed at Northeastern University’s Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, offers an organizational assessment and links to tools that can help once you identify the aspects of the organization that need work. The site focuses on four fields: police, fire, emergency medical services, and victim services.
Webinar: Understanding the Prison Rape Elimination Act in Massachusetts
Join the Department of Public Health and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, with support from Jane Doe Inc., for an in-depth overview of the Prison Rape Elimination Act and the role of rape crisis centers in its implementation. You will learn from Dave Rini, manager of BARCC’s work with incarcerated survivors, about the mandates of the law, how it applies to correctional agencies, and ways that rape crisis centers can provide services and support for survivors in prison and jail. For more information and resource links, visit the webinar recording on YouTube.