Connecting with responders and building trust and rapport within the field is essential. The Safe Helpline presentation is an interactive way to help you and your team learn more about how our services support members of the Department of Defense community impacted by sexual violence. By hosting a Safe Helpline presentation, you will have the opportunity to put a “face” to the service, ask questions, better understand how Safe Helpline can support the work that you do every day and provide direct feedback. Participation in the Safe Helpline presentation can be used toward one hour D-SAACP credit for Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and SAPR Victim Advocates.
Here is some feedback we received from past Safe Helpline presentations:
“I now feel confident to use Safe Helpline as a Victim Advocate.”
“Great informative training! I feel more informed for not only myself but anyone who would come to me for help!”
"I had given the number out a couple times but was apprehensive about it because I didn't fully know
what the experience would be like. I'm 100% confident that it is good to suggest now.”
What is a Safe Helpline Presentation?
The Safe Helpline presentation covers the following topics:
- Ways our staff support survivors, friends and family members of survivors and responders
- How we ensure Safe Helpline services are anonymous and confidential and what that means for survivors utilizing our services.
- Videos and demonstrations on tools Safe Helpline has created to ensure survivors have a number of ways to access support
- How Safe Helpline services integrate and work with existing SAPR/SHARP services
- New and upcoming services and initiatives
How Long is the Presentation and Who Should Attend?
Typically one hour, the length of the presentation can be adjusted to fit the needs of the audience (between 30-90 minutes). For example, for a general Service member audience, we recommend a 30-minute overview presentation, but for an audience of SAPR VAs or stakeholders, we recommend a 60-90 minute presentation to allow for questions and a more detailed discussion. However, we are happy to tailor a presentation to meet your individual needs.
Where is the Presentation?
Safe Helpline staff are able to come to your base/installation to provide training, information tables and other support for your personnel. We are based in Washington, D.C., and are able to accommodate most local training requests with advance notice (recommend at least three weeks to allow time for review and approval). For those who are interested in seeing how Safe Helpline operates, we are also happy to offer presentations and tours at our office at the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, located in downtown Washington, D.C.
For those who are located outside of the National Capital Region, we are also able to travel CONUS and OCONUS on a limited basis, so let us know if you are interested and we will do our best to support you!
How Do I Request a Presentation?
To request a presentation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All presentations will need to be approved by DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.