February 2020
January is finally over! We loved our first month of 2020, but we agree with all those internet memes out there that said January felt like it lasted for-ev-errrr. What did you think? How was your intro to the new year?

We're so happy to enter into a new month as we continue alongside you toward our goals for 2020. We look forward to seeing how you will honor Black History Month as well as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month over these next few weeks. This is a great opportunity to learn as well as to educate. Watch our social media pages for our contributions to these conversations!

Please take some time to check out some news and updates for the month of February below, especially our upcoming trainings.
Are there talks of creating a SART in your community? Consider using this SART readiness assessment from the NSVRC to see what kind of a foundation your community has for a project like this. More information and helpful documents can be found on our website under "What We Do".
Here at OAESV, we've been talking a lot about how to manage changes -- from big to small. So, we thought we'd share this article with you in case this is a conversation that's happening at your organization too.
How To Manage Change At Your Nonprofit | CauseVox

Navigating change is difficult whether you're a startup nonprofit or an established organization, but change is also inevitable. With stretched resources and an oftentimes overworked staff, nonprofits tend to bear an extra burden when it comes to ...

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Our Excellence in Legal Services training series is already getting started for 2020! This training is open to both members and non-members of OAESV. And, OAESV members, don't forget about our First Friday Legislative Update webinar this Friday!
First Friday Legislative Update | Ohio Alliance to End...

Join OAESV for a discussion about diverging legislative strategies targeting the statute of limitations for 2907.02 rape, a bill seeking to create a human trafficking registry, and legislation prohibiting persons under the age of 19 from sexting. ...

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Forum Title IX: Attorneys as Title IX Advisors | Ohio...

As part of our Excellency in Legal Advocacy Training Series, we're excited to offer this upcoming training opportunity. Forum Title IX: Attorneys as Title IX Advisors takes us through education on Title IX, current state of the law, role of...

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Our prevention team is hard at work!

Caitlin Burke, our Prevention Specialist, will be contacting rape crisis programs and other preventionists throughout Ohio over the next couple of months to see how we can all work together! Please watch for her emails.

Also, we greatly appreciate your continued support of our social change campaign, Be the One Ohio. Have you checked out the social media and website? Let us know if you'd like to contribute!

We also want to send a special thank you to the four programs who participated in the advisory committee for the first phase of our Ohio Bar Project--Women Helping Women, SARNCO, Impact Safety, and Hope and Healing--as well as to all the others who so graciously helped us spread the survey and gain responses.

We had a great number of responses and truly appreciate all the help. We will use the data to develop strategies to create welcoming, harassment-free spaces in alcohol-serving establishments. We look forward to sharing more information about the results and recommendations soon.
We came across this wonderful guide to "media advocacy", which includes, "creative social marketing strategies that help to accomplish the fundamental goals of any organization including branding, fundraising, social media presence, and creating a context for understanding sexual violence in our communities."

Are you using media advocacy at your organization? Check out the guide to think critically about how you're using your outlets and engaging with the media.

And if you're a member, watch out for our upcoming SAAM 2020 content package! We are so excited to offer a set of content, tips, and suggestions specific to Ohio that will help you make the most out of this year's sexual assault awareness month. Not a member? You can still join!
We have THREE upcoming opportunities for further advocacy training. These trainings will be offered to OAESV members, and remember that there's still time to sign up to become a member if you haven't yet.
February Member Webinar -- Supporting the Supporters of...

Join us for this month's webinar as we learn how to better support the family members, caregivers, loved ones, significant others, and support persons who are secondary victims of sexual violence. The presentation will provide information on...

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Spring 2020 Advanced Advocacy Training -- Supporting...

Learn how to better advocate for survivors with chemical dependence on substances including alcohol & other drugs. On-site registration from 9:00 - 9:15 AM One-hour lunch break on your own Registration deadline: February 18 Free for OAESV members ...

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Spring 2020 Advanced Advocacy Training -- Supporting...

Learn how to better advocate for survivors with physical, developmental, and neurological disabilities. On-site registration from 9:00 - 9:15 AM One-hour lunch break on your own Registration deadline: March 10 Free for OAESV members 4 Social...

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Quick Notes on Trainings
Please note that many OAESV trainings and webinars are offered only to members of OAESV. In order to register, you will need to be logged in to the member portal on our website. If you aren't logged in, you will not see the red registration button but instead will see a note asking you to log in.

Members received the 2020 member portal password via email on January 1st, 2020. If you are a member or are part of a member organization but did not receive this email, please reach out to Taylr at communications@oaesv.org, or speak with the member of your staff who is the main contact for OAESV membership.

If you are not yet a member or part of a member organization, no worries! We do offer some opportunities to all, including non-members. Also, you can register for membership here, after which you will have access to all of our future trainings and past recorded webinars.

Additionally, if you would like any accessibility accommodations for our trainings or webinars, just include that information in your registration. We hope to receive the requests at least two weeks prior to the event in order to fulfill them properly.
Interested in the rest of our trainings in 2020?
Check out our 2020 Training & Events Calendar here .
Become a Member | Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

2020 is almost here! That means it's time to renew (or start!) your OAESV membership. Remember that all of our trainings and webinars are for OAESV members, so you will need your member portal password in order to register for these offerings.

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Help support our work. At OAESV we provide many services, including  training for advocates and preventionists technical assistance for local programs , systems advocacy,  public policy work,  and  much more .
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We hope you have an amazing month!