MCADSV is dedicated to the empowerment of all the state's survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our mission is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in Michigan.

Resources for Providers:

A Handbook for Survivors of Sexual Assault is a handbook for adult survivors of sexual assault.  It contains accurate information regarding medical and legal concerns, as well as physical and emotional healing for the survivor.

Funding for the Handbook was made available through the Centers for Disease Control and the Violence Against Women Act through a grant from the Michigan Family Independence Agency Rape Prevention and Services Program.

 

A Handbook for Friends & Family of Sexual Assault Survivors is intended for friends and family of adult survivors of sexual assault.  The handbook was prepared with the purpose of providing friends and family members of sexual assault survivors with accurate information regarding how to best support a friend or family member who has been sexually assaulted.

 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Resource Guide for Michigan Communities is a manual intended for communities interested in starting a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program.  The manual discusses the role of a SANE in working with sexual assault survivors, the role of the medical community, and counseling programs in designing a model program.

Funding for the Handbook was made available through the Centers for Disease Control and the Violence Against Women Act through a grant from the Michigan Family Independence Agency Rape Prevention and Services Program.

 

Outcome Strategies for Sexual Assault Programs: A Practical Guide is a resource for sexual assault programs on designing and conducting evaluation of our services to sexual assault survivors.  The manual includes outcome evaluation tools for 24-hours crisis lines, individual counseling, group counseling, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, public awareness presentations, and program accessibility.

Funding for the distribution and printing of this manual was made available through the Michigan Department of Community Health.  Funding for the development of this publication was made available through the Centers for Disease Control and the Violence Against Women Act through a grant from the Violence Against Women Prevention Program of MDCH and the Michigan Public Health Institute.

 

The Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Card is a small tri-fold card with information on common responses to sexual assault, what to do if you were assaulted recently or in the past, information on the criminal justice system, and your rights as a crime victim.

 

The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice

The charge of the Sexual Assault Systems Response Task Force was to identify barriers faced by survivors in Michigan and to recommend remedies to these barriers.

 

The Dating Violence Pamphlet is a resource for teachers and school counselors created by the Children's Advocate Task Force of the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.  The pamphlet provides a list of common reactions that children from violent homes experience, common signs that may indicate violence in a dating relationship and what teachers and school counselors can do to help.


Sexual Assault Fact Sheets are a set of three fact sheets that provide information and statistics on sexual assault of adolescents and teens, sexual assault in intimate relationships, and myths and facts about sexual assault.


Reporting Sexual Assault: A Guide for Journalists, and the companion guide, Working with the Media: A Toolkit for Service Providers are a result of more than a year of collaboration between state agencies, journalists, and professionals in the field of sexual assault.  These toolkits were developed through efforts of the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Media Workgroup.

In the fall of 2002, MCADSV received funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health, through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to develop a statewide plan for preventing violence against women in Michigan.  In implementing recommendations of the prevention plan, the MCADSV Media Workgroup was formed in 2003.

Both guides are designed to assist journalists in accurately and fairly covering incidents of sexual assault in their communities and encourage advocates to cultivate positive media relationships.  With news media serving as a primary source of information for most adults in the United States, journalists and advocates are in a unique position to frame the public discussion on sexual assault.

MCADSV and its workgroup members hope that these products will be both useful and informative, and we thank you for utilizing and sharing this resource.  For more information on the project, please contact Senior Program Manager, Tammy Lemmer.


The Coalition Connection is a publication for MCADSV member agencies that features commentary on emerging violence against women issues, as well as training and other happenings on domestic violence and sexual assault.