Technical Assistance

ACESDV staff is available to support direct service providers to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
We can help you:
  • Find a Resource
  • Problem Solve
  • Listen
  • Identify and Implement Best Practices
  • Manage Your Board and Organization

Technical Assistance For Members: ACESDV acts as a sounding-board for a variety of issues that arise when operating an organization that provides direct services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.

Sexual and Domestic Violence Service Provision

  • Best Practices
  • Shelter Policies
  • Collaboration with Community Partners
  • Shelter Forms and Processes (i.e., intake forms or screening processes)
  • Confidentiality Requirements
  • Victim Centered Advocacy
  • Addressing the diverse needs of sexual and domestic violence victims, including serving victims from marginalized communities and working with survivors who have disabilities, mental illnesses, substance abuse issues and other complex needs 

Organizational Governance

  • Board Structure and Membership
  • Responsibilities of Board Members
  • Using Ethical Communication
  • Policies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Executive Director – Board relationship
  • Staff – Board relationship
  • Board Orientation
  • Board Evaluation

Organizational Management

  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Grant Writing
  • Outcome Measure and Program Evaluation

Staff Management

  • Creating job descriptions
  • Accountability Assessments
  • Human Resources Policies and Practice
  • Creating Mission-driven organizations
  • Addressing Burn-out, Vicarious Trauma and Self Care

Working in the Community

  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Public Awareness
  • Training and Curriculum Development
  • Public Policy Advocacy