For those who live in a community/region that is rural or remote, it is clear that such communities face unique challenges in responding to sexual assault. The purpose of this training module is to guide rural and remote communities in overcoming these challenges by improving coordination of services for victims across professional disciplines and agencies. The best way to do this is by establishing some version of a Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team (SARRT). Many people think of the SARRT concept as applying only to urban settings, yet this module outlines the many benefits of SARRTs for rural and remote communities as well. The module is filled with concrete suggestions for how to start, nurture, and expand a SARRT in any community, no matter how rural or remote.
PLEASE NOTE: This module provides an in-depth overview on Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRTs) specifically for rural and remote communities. This course will provide you with much of the same information for developing and implementing a SARRT that you will find in EVAWI 8: Sustaining a Coordinated Community Response: Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT). As a result, we would recommend that you complete one or the other but not both.
Estimated time for completion: 9 hours