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We will begin accepting applications May 5th through June 6th, 2014. Applications will be available at www.oregonsatf.org.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force are accepting applications from tribes in Western and Central Washington for a Regional Sexual Assault Response & Resource Circle (SARRC) training. This training is part of the Northwest Collaboration Against Sexual Assault in Tribal Communities Project. Bring a team from your Tribe to discuss development of a multi-disciplinary team to improve quality of care for victims and work toward violence free Tribal communities. We are looking for Tribal teams of 4-6 people (please see list of possible participants by discipline).
Possible participants include:
· Current sexual assault response team members,
· Sexual assault advocates
· Tribal police officers/ detectives
· Medical responders (nurses, physicians)
· Tribal court representatives (prosecutors, judges)
· Violence prevention educators
· Mental health professionals
· Offender management professionals
· Indian Child Welfare
· Any others from your community involved with fighting sexual assault from Tribes in Western and Central Washington
We will address steps in developing SARRCs, sexual assault dynamics, and group activities within your team.
The training will be held at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's Heritage Center on the Lower Elwah Klallam Tribe’s Reservation.
The registration is free of charge and all expenses are paid (lodging, travel, per diem).
Please contact Jenna Harper, Training Coordinator, with questions at
This project was supported by Award No 2011-NE-BX-K569, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.