The Hidden Epidemic: Intersections of Trauma and Opioids

By now it’s hard to imagine that anyone in the social service sector would be unaware of the current opioid epidemic—the largest anthropogenic epidemic in human history, according to University of Washington professor Dr. Gary Franklin. From 2005-2016, opioid use in the United States fueled a 51% increase in the combined death rate from drug … Read more

Free and low-cost tech resources for nonprofits

This is a running list of free/low-cost products and services available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. We are updating this list continuously.  Do you know about an amazing app or solution that should be on this list? Email the author (below) or send us a message. Our third-party content policy Occasionally and at our discretion, OCADSV may include, distribute, … Read more

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