Education & Outreach

The Education and Outreach program at SASS aims to educate the community about sexual violence, services available for survivors, and how sexual violence can be prevented, 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, Latin@s, LGBTIQQ, youth and college students.

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 engagingallies@sass-lane.org

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: Sexual Assault 101, Dynamics of Sexual Violence, Sexual Violence Prevention. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact our office at 541-484-9791 or send an email to engagingallies@sass-lane.org

Youth Education Groups

Research has told us 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-off presentations with larger groups. The intention behind this 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 engagingallies@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.