Sexual Assault White Paper

Sexual Assault White Paper

Background & Purpose: In 1999, the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault (The Network) began operation to meet its mission: “Working together to promote victims’ rights for a safer South Dakota.” The Network is a state-level non-profit agency focused on addressing violence through the life course, with an emphasis on domestic violence and sexual assault. This document focuses specifically on The Network’s efforts to address sexual violence across South Dakota.

Report Process: The Network contracted with the Center for Rural Health Improvement (CRHI) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (USD) for this report. This report was completed by Bridget Diamond-Welch, Ph.D. Diamond-Welch is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Director of CRHI overseeing the team’s research & evaluation portfolio. Diamond[1]Welch has over a decade of experience with research, data management, and analysis. Her research specialization is in interpersonal violence with a focus on sexualized victimization. Diamond-Welch’s efforts were assisted by Network staff and interns. The staff and interns provided overviews of The Network’s program operations.

Resources on the Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

GENERAL RESOURCES

NEW! DV and Stimulus Payments Flyer 3.16.21

NEW! Vaccine Registries & Survivor Privacy

NEW! COVID 19 Vaccine Related Info and Recommendations for DV programs

Recommendations for DV Programs for COVID–Updated July 2020

NNEDV Resource Page on COVID-19

COVID-19 News and Updates–NOVA

COVID19 Emerging Response Resources

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 FOR SURVIVORS, COMMUNITIES, AND DV/SA PROGRAMS

Emergency Services per County for South Dakota

Resources and FAQs for OVW Grantees

SASP Administrator Considerations during COVID19

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Guide on COVID-19

Protecting Survivor Privacy While Working From Home

Translating In Person Training to Virtual Training

 

RESOURCES FOR SHELTERS

COVID-19: Coalition Guidance for Programs

Preventing & Managing the Spread of COVID-19 Within Domestic Violence Programs

COVID 19 Recommendations for Shelters April 2020

Guidance on Utilizing Hotels

Addressing Housing Needs

 

RESOURCES FOR TRIBAL PROGRAMS

COVID-19 Guidance for Tribal Programs from NIWRC

Resources in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)–National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Resources for Indian Country: Coronavirus (COVID-19)–National Congress of American Indians

 

RESOURCES FOR SANES (SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS)

IAFN (International Association of Forensic Nurses) COVID Guidance

 

RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS AND FAMILY OR FRIENDS OF SURVIVORS

Seeking Help Online: National Resources & Considerations for Safety and Privacy During a Public Health Crisis

National Sexual Assault Resource Center On-Line Resources for Survivors

Ad from Tennessee regarding COVID-19

Tips for helping a friend experiencing domestic abuse during COVID-19

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19

CARES Act Relief Payment Info

VAWA Housing Protections for Survivors During COVID-19

Sept 2020 What renters need to know about the new eviction moratorium

Evication Moratorium Order 2020-19654

 

RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN

COVID-19 Kids Resources–Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

Helping Children Cope with Stress During COVID-19

Online Safety for Children During COVID-19 Crisis

 

RESOURCES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

Printable Resources in Multiple Languages

South Dakota Voices for Peace Multi-Language Resources on COVID-19

Info about COVID-19 in Lakota

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Swahili

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Spanish

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Russian

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_French

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Farsi

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Arabic

 

RESOURCES REGARDING USING TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNICATING WITH SURVIVORS

Best Practices When Using Mobile Devices for Advocacy

Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During a Public Health Crisis

Free Web Chat Online Platform

Power Point For Advocates Using Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zoom Security Measures

Digital Written Consent

 

RESOURCES FOR VISITATION CENTERS

COVID-19: Resources & Support for Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Programs

Sample Virtual Visitation Policy from River City

Supervised Visitations and Safe Exchanges during COVID-19

 

RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS/AGENCIES

SBA Loan Program in SD regarding COVID-19

SD Department of Health Resources for All Businesses and Employers:

Recommended resources from NNEDV to help understand employers understand the Family First Coronavirus Response Act:

  • This resource is helpful in summarizing the Family First Act:

https://www.mintz.com/insights-center/viewpoints/2226/2020-03-19-covid-19-update-families-first-coronavirus-response-act