Evolving Together: Honoring the wisdom of our past, celebrating the strength of our future!

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (AGSATF) are thrilled for you to engage with us this April for Sexual Assault ACTION Month (SAAM)! Want us to help publicize your event? Fill out and submit this form; we’ll post it here, in our digest, and on social … Read more

Re-launching the Enhancing Sexual Assault Services Initiative (E-SASI)

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) in partnership with the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD), is pleased to offer the Enhancing Sexual Assault Services Initiative (E-SASI). This 18-month initiative will provide up to six sexual and domestic violence (S/DV) programs across the state an opportunity to receive … Read more

Raising Sexual Violence Awareness Through Reading: Young Adult Literature and Youth Outreach

A book can be a window to the world or a mirror into one’s self. Young Adult Literature, or YA Lit, consists of books with teen readers and teen topics in mind. These books have become so popular that it is customary for them to have their own bookstore and library sections. They allow readers to look out … Read more

February 2019 is Teen Dating Violence Action Month

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (AGSATF) invite you to take part in Oregon’s first official Teen Dating Violence Action Month this February. Across the state, young people have been organizing for years with dedicated community partners to address the pervasive violence that … Read more

Did you know your relationships affect your health? Advocates Support Health Systems and Survivors

By: Emily Fanjoy, Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center Healthy relationships promote overall health and well-being. Unsurprisingly, unhealthy and abusive relationships contribute to poor health. Though many healthcare providers and much of the general public assume that abusive relationships are defined by the presence of physical violence, research shows what advocates and survivors already know– that emotional … Read more

What does leadership mean to you?

By: Renee Kim, MSW, LCSW, OCADSV Equity and Access Coordinator In the world of domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy, there are plenty of opportunities for leadership and sometimes your job title matches and other times not, what is most important is that you feel valued and respected for the job you currently hold at … Read more

Present at our 2019 Conference (deadline extended!)

We’re seeking workshop proposals for our 2019 Conference! Please submit your proposal by 5:00pm on Friday, January 4th. Deadline extended to January 11th at 5:00pm! Instructions |LS|PDF|RS| Workshop proposal form |LS|PDF|RS| Presenter application |LS|PDF|RS| Photo release form |LS|PDF|RS| Release of information form |LS|PDF|RS| We will give additional consideration to proposals submitted before the original deadline (January … Read more

Help us improve the online core advocacy training

Hello Coalition members, My name is Hilary Ann Levine and I am an intern with OCADSV through the Master’s in Social Work (MSW) program at Portland State University. As a part of my internship, I am collecting feedback on and updating the Coalition’s online core advocacy training (learn.ocadsv.org). The training was introduced in late 2014, making … Read more