The Education and Outreach program at SASS aims to educate the community about the dynamics of sexual violence, services available for survivors, and how sexual violence can be prevented. This education is offered in order to increase the community’s access to services as well as to foster a healthy community environment.

SASS is dedicated to increasing access to services for underserved populations, such as individuals with disabilities, individuals living in rural areas, the Latinx community, LGBTQIA+, and youth and college students.

Community Presentations

SASS provides presentations and training on sexual violence to a wide range of groups, such as classrooms, civic groups, service providers, etc., and we can tailor our presentations to meet your needs. Common presentation topics include: Dynamics of Sexual Violence, Sexual Violence Prevention, Supporting Survivors through Trauma-Informed Care, and more. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact our office at 541-484-9791 or send an email to allies@sass-lane.org

Tabling at Events

SASS is particularly interested in connecting with the general community as well as a wide range of specific populations in order to spread the word about our services. We are interested in being a part of events, activities, and discussions around Lane County. If you would like SASS to participate in your event, please contact our office at 541-484-9791 or send an email to allies@sass-lane.org

Youth Education Groups

Research shows that the most effective prevention strategies attempt to engage a small group of youth (5-15) over a sustained period of time (6-12 sessions, once a week) as opposed to doing quick one-time presentations with larger groups. The intent is to reduce social norms that encourage violence and to promote social norms that protect against it. Within our small groups, we engage in discussions and activities that explore both the causes of violence and the many ways that students can create a culture in their communities where violence is not tolerated. If you are interested in this program or would like more information, please contact our office at 541-484-9791 or send an email to allies@sass-lane.org

Rural Outreach

SASS recognizes that survivors living in rural and isolated areas face additional barriers when trying to access resources and services. SASS’ Rural Outreach program focuses on increasing awareness and accessibility of our services throughout all of Lane County. If your rural community is interested in learning more about our services please contact our office at 541-484-9791 or send an email to rural@sass-lane.org