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  • January 02, 2018 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    With January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the MN hosted Super

    Bowl coming up quick it seems like a good time to promote traffickin

    g prevention efforts. There have been a few new resources and campaigns launched this year which focus on trafficking


    As we know trafficking is happening all year round, it is mildly effected by large sporting events. However, the Super Bowl has created a large platform for prevention efforts to stand on. The Link, a youth serving organization in the metro, has taken this opportunity to collaborate with the Women’s Foundation to create a new campaign. The I Am Priceless campaign was put together by youth who have experienced trafficking and want to help prevent trafficking of other youth. The Link is also hosting a fundraising event (January 11th) and provides ways to volunteer and donate.


    The Women’s Foundation has their own campaign for trafficked youth, MN Girls Are Not For Sale. They also collaborated with the U of M to put out Mapping the Demand: Sex Buyers in the State of MN. Another MN based campaign is the Men As Peacemakers’ Don’t Buy It Project. This campaign aims to reduce demand and change the perception of exploitation as normal or acceptable.


    For even more information and resources on trafficking check out MNCASA’s Safe Harbor page


  • December 08, 2017 8:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Guest Post by Seth Quam, Youth Outreach Coordinator at Southwest Crisis Center


    There’s a scene on Parks and Recreation when Andy Dwyer lists confessions to Ron Swanson. My favorite is, “When they say 2% milk, I don’t know what the other 98% is”. Andy is never ashamed to admit what he doesn’t know, and he is completely unabashed in seemingly humiliating situations he gets himself into.


    Perhaps it’s time for us to instill a little bit of Andy Dwyer into our violence prevention work, and admit that we might not know everything. In fact, after decades of incredible radical feminists creating domestic violence shelters and blazing the trail for the entire sexual and relationship violence prevention movement, interpersonal violence still occurs in epidemic proportions.  It’s important to take stock of what we do know, and maybe take some risks to try new things!


    While we might be a little unclear what 98% of milk is, we do know that 98% of perpetrators of sexual violence are male. We know that the traditional method of risk reduction education is centered around how women can prevent themselves from being assaulted has done little to reduce the rate of perpetration, and has contributed to the erasure of male, transgender, and gender non-conforming victim survivors. We know that all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, or location, experience and are impacted by interpersonal violence.


    We have not yet managed to eradicate the world of all forms of oppression, particularly the system of patriarchy that upholds rape culture and constructs masculinity in such a way that sex is viewed as conquest and violence is tolerated. We struggle with how to reverse the social structures that objectify women and tell men that women’s primary value stems from their physical appearance. We don’t know how to provide boys and young men with quality sex education so that they don’t learn about what sex looks like from increasingly violent and degrading porn. 


    We may not know all the answers, and if we did we wouldn’t all still have jobs because people would’ve solved these problems a long time ago! So maybe it’s time to try out some new tactics. I had the opportunity to attend the national conference for A Call to Men, an organization that works to engage men in violence prevention. A Call to Men imagines liberation as breaking out of the man box, which confines men to a proscribed set of characteristics and actions that are deemed as manly.


    It’s important not to present breaking out of this box as a rejection of everything masculine. If traditional notions of masculinity are ingrained into your identity, asking you to completely abandon that part of yourself is not fair nor realistic. Masculinity itself is not bad, and characteristics like bravery, leadership, toughness, strength, stoicism, and fatherhood should not be purged. What we need is an extension, a flexibility, an augmentation such that men can also be loving, vulnerable, delicate, and timid.


    It’s my goal to engage men in talking about masculinity, to ask men what makes it so difficult to be a man, and to start thinking with men about how limiting it can be to be trapped within traditional manhood.


    Again, I don’t have all the answers, but I think it’s time that we engage with men about what it means to be a man, and before you know it we’ll be talking about sexual violence prevention. So that’s what I’m going to do. Let me know if you have any other ideas, and fill me in if you ever find out what the other 98% of 2% milk is.


  • November 22, 2017 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is the time of year when we start to think about all the things we appreciate in life,what we are grateful for. This year I wanted to reflect on the progression of the sexual violence movement, a very rewarding and challenging line of work. So, I asked the staff at MNCASA what they are thankful for as a member of the sexual violence movement and their role in it. Here are their responses:

     

    “I’m thankful for the opportunity to sit in with teams of criminal legal professionals who are working together to improve how they respond to SV in their communities. I love being a part of the hard conversations that are the first steps in change-making.”

    -Shereen Reda, Collaboration Specialist/Minnesota Point of Contact


    “I am most thankful to work towards eradicating oppression and to be part of a movement of the strongest individuals on the planet.”

    -Ashley Sturz, Membership and Advocacy Services Specialist


    “I am thankful for the fact that my daily work is centered around changing minds and changing systems. Every day I get to help others understand the extent and impact of sexual violence and make a difference in our local, state/territory, and national communities based on that knowledge. Being a national technical assistant is pretty rad, and I am thankful to be part of the work.”

    -Johnanna Ganz, Rural Projects Coordinator/Collaboration Specialist

     

    “I’m thankful every day for the strength, courage, passion, and empowerment I see from survivors, advocates, colleagues, and allies who care about making change.”

    -Traci Thomas-Card, Membership and Advocacy Services Manager

     

    “Justice and Harvey Weinstein…I know, right?!

    His abuse of power and victimization of those vulnerable to him has backfired and the world is now beginning to recognize the pervasiveness of sexual violence.  Harassers, abusers and rapists are beginning to be held accountable socially and professionally.  The same risks they have used against their victims are coming back to haunt them.    I am hopeful that this could spark a culture shift we’ve long awaited. 

    Actually – Eternal thanks for those brave victim/survivors that have carried this banner for the rest of our society.”

    -Teri McLaughlin, Executive Director

     

    “Thankful for: That I have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside a collective movement of amazing, dedicated and passionate people.”

    -Leah Lutz, Sexual Violence Justice Institute Program Manager

     

    “I am grateful that I am challenged and that after 25 years I still learn new things almost every day.”

    -Jude Foster, Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program Coordinator

     

    “I am so thankful to have gotten to work with the most amazing people I have ever met through this line of work. I am so grateful for every person who shared their story with me, their strength inspires me daily. Overall, I am just thankful to be able to use my voice for a change in culture.”

    -Adrianna Perez, Prevention Specialist 


    What are you most thankful for as a member of this movement and your work?


  • November 10, 2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Title IX, #metoo, these are just a handful of examples of stories in the news recently. It is hard to go a day without a new headline involving sexual violence. Which is actually great! Between twitter, celebrity statements, morning talk shows, and other news sources the conversations around sexual violence are finally being had in mainstream media consistently, so now what? What can we be doing to keep this conversation present?


    We can do just that, keep the conversation going

    Talk to those around you, your family, friends, and co-workers, ask them how they feel about all this news attention. Use current events to start the hard conversations, there really isn’t anywhere to hide from this issues right now. Also talk to people you don’t usually get to reach. With the heightened awareness now is the time to get more and new buy in. Use this as a platform to talk to school boards, local law makers (councilmen, mayors, state legislators), businesses, and so on. Social media is a powerful tool, it was the launching pad for the #metoo campaign after all. We can use this tool to share articles, resources, and stories. The conversation can still continue even virtually.

     

    Take Action

    Now that we have people talking we can start to take action. It is one thing to raise awareness around sexual violence it is another to start to educate and make change. It is time to examine and deal with root causes of sexual violence (culture and gender norms, oppression, sexism, patriarchy, lack of female representation and voices, etc). How can we reverse the normalization of sexual violence? We can make changes, a lot of big changes! We can examine policies from our work places to federal laws. We can change how we teach sexual health education. We can stop victim blaming and excusing violent behavior. These conversations and awareness have created space for us to actively move forward.


    Be supportive

    With more awareness comes more reporting. There may be people in your life who will come forward as victims/survivors. It's okay to take a step back and just be there for them. Here is a resource on ways to help someone who has been assaulted. This resource is also great to give to others in your life who might need a little help understanding how they can be supportive to those around them.


    These are just three simple next steps to take. There is power in this movement right now and we can all work together to move towards greater change.  


  • October 20, 2017 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Another key part of primary prevention is discussing and deconstructing gender norms and gender roles. Gender norms and roles are often instilled in most of us as children. Halloween is a great launching pad to have some of these discussions and inspire change. This scare-tastic night is all about stepping into someone else’s shoes, or paws, or tentacles, or claws, making it a perfect opportunity to let children explore different roles. There is no problem with a little female Spiderman (I mean Tom Holland is pretty cool and I would want to dress up like him too) or a male identifying Gamora (Zoe Saldana is pretty cool too) running around.

    We can also challenge gender norms and roles by not gendering costumes. All genders can be doctors, superheroes, athletes, storm trooper, and so on. Additionally it’s important to encourage kids in our lives to dress up as empowering characters, such as Rey from Star Wars or one of the fuzzy Sesame Street creatures! The messages and values these characters portray are more important than their anatomy.

  • October 16, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy October! This month brings fall fully to life. The weather has started to chill, leaves have changed into reds and oranges, and pumpkins are all about. October also brings with it Halloween, my favorite holiday. Halloween is a time for costumes, candy, and fun. It is also a time for communities to celebrate and come together. Adults and children alike are out and about in their communities mingling together. So what better time to talk about community based primary prevention?

    One of the most effective ways to prevent sexual violence, and other forms of violence, is by being an active bystander. As communities we get to say violence is not accepted or tolerated here. During Halloween gatherings, parties, and shindigs as bystanders we can keep everyone around us safe together. Here are some ways you can be a bystander (these techniques are pulled from the Green Dot curriculum):


    Direct: You intervene on the situation yourself.
    Example: “Michael does not seem into your advances tonight, maybe give him some space.”

    Distract: You create a distraction to take attention away from a victim.
    Example: “Hey Sidney, I think your car is getting towed!” (Or get the crowd to break into the Thriller dance)

    Delegate: You find someone else who has authority or is more comfortable to address the situation.

    Example: “Let’s get Mrs. Voorhees to ask them to leave since it is her house party.”


    Being an active bystander does not mean you are on guard or constantly keeping watch and not getting to Monster Mash. It means that you are simply aware of others around you and able to act when something seems unsafe. If the message of the community already is violence is not tolerated here something out of the ordinary or sketchy will be easily seen. 


  • September 18, 2017 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Guest post by Ashley Sturz, MNCASA Membership and Advocacy Services Specialist


    Many of our member programs are embarking on primary prevention efforts, but feel restricted by staffing, funding, and the challenge of changing community culture. At MNCASA, we are committed to supporting member programs in their mission to eradicate sexual violence. Because of this, Prevention took center stage at MNCASA’s 2017 Symposium: Real Connections. Read below to learn and/or review the key take-aways from the prevention-focused sessions at the Symposium, and click the hyperlinks to read more in-depth content about the sessions.  




    Lifetime Economic Burden of Rape Among U.S. Adults
    Click on this link to read more about the Lifetime Economic Burden of Rape Among U.S. Adults

    Cora Peterson, U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention


    Take-Aways:

    • Advocacy organizations can discuss the financial burden of rape can be used when requesting funding
    • Information gathered positions sexual violence prevention within the Public Health/Health Equity framework



    Developing Media Literacy Skills for Prevention

    Click on this link to read more about Developing Media Literacy Skills for Prevention

    Tyler Osterhaus and Laurie Nordahl, Cornerstone Advocacy Services


    Take-Aways:

    • Analyzing media is important in our work of preventing sexual violence because media is power. Through media, norms around sexual violence are portrayed, created, and influenced.
    • A wide audience needs to feel connected to our messages around sexual violence prevention.
    • Our audiences absorb our message if they connect with it emotionally. Yet, we need to be considerate of how certain media will make people feel, and how they will process the message.

     

    Be Brave Not Bogus with the Sexual Violence Center’s B&B Justice Factory: New masculinities in sexual violence prevention and response
    Click on this link to read more about Be Brave Not Bogus

    Brett Goldberg and Brian Heilman, Sexual Violence Center


    Take-Aways:

    • Young men need to be given space to talk about masculinity and being a man in order to better navigate romantic relationships.  
    • Programs across the state should work together to provide and sustain support groups for male-identified survivors.

     

    From Advocacy to Education, Shifting the Paradigm
    Click on this link to learn more about From Advocacy to Education, Shifting the Paradigm

    Kasey Baker, Safe Avenues; and Melissa Hoffman Bodin, DREAM Technical Academy

    Take-Aways:

    • While conducting outreach to schools, individualized relationships with school staff are needed.
    • Team-building activities are a must—no matter how much time you have slated.
    • When students feel safe they will learn, so work to cultivate a safe environment.




    Learn More About the Sessions

    Lifetime Economic Burden of Rape Among U.S. Adults

    Cora Peterson, U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

    Cora Peterson (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) outlined a new report from the CDC that tabulated the financial burden of rape over the course of a lifetime. You probably already knew this, but the financial toll is astronomical—totaling $122,461 per victim/survivor.

    Putting monetary value on sexual violence can feel wrong in some ways, but doing so has benefits. While most advocates do not pour their blood, sweat, and tears into sexual assault prevention so our society can simply forego a chunk of money (albeit a substantial chunk of money), information on costs and benefits is definitely currency to funders.

    Throughout the conference, we heard folks strategizing about how to position sexual assault prevention in the realm of Health Equity/Public Health. Utilizing the report from the CDC can be incredibly helpful in this regard.



    Developing Media Literacy Skills for Prevention

    Tyler Osterhaus and Laurie Nordahl, Cornerstone Advocacy Services

    Analyzing media is important in our work of preventing sexual violence because media is power. Through media, norms around sexual violence are portrayed, created, and influenced. Finding examples of healthy relationships and sexuality within the media, or equipping ourselves to talk about portrayals of unhealthy relationships and sexuality, is integral to our prevention efforts.

    A wide audience needs to feel connected to our messages about sexual violence prevention. We need to be inclusive and bring more people to the movement who are experiencing sexual violence in their communities. When training new staff and volunteers, this shows them that the agency recognizes sexual violence is present in all communities and has new staff thinking about ways to work with all populations.

    Our audiences absorb messages when they connect emotionally. Yet, we need to be considerate of how certain media will make people feel, and how they will process the message. A fine line exists between provoking feeling and exploiting the topic of sexual violence and the audience. Using media that will make people feel the need to prevent sexual violence is the optimal strategy when selecting material.



    Be Brave Not Bogus with the Sexual Violence Center’s B&B Justice Factory: New masculinities in sexual violence prevention and response

    Brett Goldberg and Brian Heilman, Sexual Violence Center

     

    Brett and Brian (B&B) delved into a phenomenon most advocates believe to be true - young men do not often get the space to talk about masculinity of what it means to be a “man.” Through their prevention initiatives, B&B are hoping to change that, posing that exploring these topics can enable men to navigate healthy romantic relationships.

    Not only do B&B engage in prevention with male-identified folks, but they facilitate support groups with male-identified survivors. As many in this field know, support groups for male identified survivors of sexual violence can be difficult to find and/or sustain. B&B encouraged programs across the state to work together whenever possible to fill this gap.



    From Advocacy to Education, Shifting the Paradigm

    Kasey Baker, Safe Avenues; and Melissa Hoffman Bodin, DREAM Technical Academy

    Advocacy work, especially prevention-centric work, is more powerful when able to utilize relationships. Many advocates in prevention work seek to partner with schools to engage young people. Kasey and Melissa emphasized that building relationships with individuals within the schools you are connecting with is foundational to a working partnership.

    When advocates are given time to present to youth—it’s often not much time—so there is temptation to spend the sparse time cutting right to the message. Kasey and Melissa emphasized the importance of incorporating team-building activities to create community. A sense of community will enhance the presentation, and orient the crowd to the message.

    Engaging youth requires us to be considerate of all their lived experiences to cultivate a learning environment. We know when youth feel safe they will learn better, so we must recognize some youth will themselves be survivors, have a diagnosed mental illness, and much more. The presenters drew on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to illustrate a student’s ability to connect with prevention messages presented by advocates.

     


  • September 05, 2017 8:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    College sexual assaults have recently made major headlines across the country. Our own state of Minnesota had two colleges, St Olaf in Northfield and U of M Minneapolis, with high profile sexual assaults in the past year. As a response to increased publicity on this crucial issue, many colleges have been working hard to create stronger Title IX work groups and positions. Furthermore, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is creating policy change to prevent sexual assaults on campuses in regards to athletes.


    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), a non-profit member led organization with the purpose of supporting the well-being and success of college athletes, is taking action to educate their members’ athletic departments about preventing sexual violence this school year. They recently announced a new policy that will be followed by their members’ athletic administrators, coaches, and student athletes. In Minnesota, there are 30 member universities, including University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Olaf College, St. Cloud State University, Macalester College, and Minnesota State University Mankato.

    So what does this new policy mean? As of now, it is still a little unclear. The NCAA is asking that student athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators be educated annually on sexual violence prevention. Yet, there are no set guidelines or specifics on what that education would be. The two other conditions are that athletic departments will be knowledgeable, integrated, and compliant with the universities policies and processes around sexual violence; and their Title IX coordinator’s information must be readily available. Each year, the Board of Governors will release reports from the schools that were in compliance with the new policy. This report will be a resource for students (current and future), parents, sexual assault agencies, and the public to know which universities’ athletic departments are following through with prevention work and policy change.

    In 2016, the NCAA released a tool kit titled Sexual Violence Prevention An Athletics Tool Kit for a Healthy and Safe Culture. This tool kit was part of a call for action for colleges to address campus sexual assault in connection to student athletes. It focuses on culture change and how to achieve that change within college athletics. The tool kit encourages collaboration, student athlete engagement, and education. At this time, it is just a tool for athletic departments but not a requirement to implement in universities. 

    On August 15, 2017, five days after the policy announcement, US Senators, including Al Franken of Minnesota, composed a letter to the NCAA. In the letter, they requested that the NCAA create a more uniform policy around sexual violence prevention for universities, and that they review University of Oregon’s and Indiana University’s current policies because both have created policies around transfer students due to conduct at their previous university, which could include sexual misconduct.

    We know a huge part of primary prevention is making policy changes. These are small steps being taken, but hopefully they are steps towards bigger change. It is hopeful to see the NCAA moving towards a change in sports culture around sexual violence.


    Besides the NCAA’s tool kit, there is Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM), an evidence-based program that trains and educates coaches on how to teach young male athletes healthy relationship skills with a focus message of violence does equal strength. Coaching Boys Into Men offers a coach’s and advocate’s tool kit, which includes steps and advice on how to get this program started, build partnerships, and evaluation. Their website offers access to the tool kits, train the trainer webinars, and many other printable resources. Though CBIM has been proved effective with male high school students, it is a great starting place for shifting sports culture and could be even more effective if the messages were supported by college coaches too.


    If you have a college in your area, do you know their current sexual violence policies or their Title IX coordinator? Do you know whether that university is providing prevention or bystander intervention education?


  • August 16, 2017 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello All,

    My name is Adrianna Perez and I am MNCASA’s new Prevention Specialist. Part of my role is to host Be the Change, this lovely little blog. This blog is here for you as a tool, a resource, and a potential platform. I am aiming to have a post out monthly on a wide range of prevention topics, please feel free to comment or e-mail any topics you would like to know more about. It is also a goal of mine to have others, you or your wonderful co-workers, write posts for this blog too. After all, together we can be the change.


    If you would like more information about me, my role, or our prevention services check out the Meet Our Staff or the Prevention page.


    I worked in direct services for over 3 years, but it was very recently that I began to truly think about myself within advocacy. I have worked with diverse populations, people who are different ages, different races/ethnicities, different gender identities, spoke different languages, and had different social, political, and spiritual views. I always recognized that each individual had their own specific needs, and I would always focus on ways to help them take care of themselves. Yes, this is secretly about self-care.


    For everyone I worked with as an advocate, and as a co-worker, I was making sure to provide ways to do self-care. I can guarantee you I suggested or encouraged therapy services to almost everyone I interacted with. I talked about trying yoga, meditation, going outside, journaling, physical exercise, taking a bath, doing deep breathing, thinking and talking about your relationships, finding a hobby, and making doctor appointments. I have a whole Pinterest board on self-care/health. At my previous position, I was known for saying “there is an app for that!” because you bet there is an app for almost any type of self-care. The problem was that I was not fully or truly practicing what I was preaching, because turns out all of that is actually very hard to do.


    No matter what your role is in being the change and moving towards a violence free world you have stress and trauma, we know this is common for all people. We also know the saying “you cannot take care of others if you do not take care of yourself,” which I find to be true if we want to be good at taking care of others. Actual self-care is important. Actual self-care is also more than a pretty pedicure, a good nap, or a cold adult beverage. It is taking care of yourself in the simplest and truest ways. Think about the ways you encourage people to self-care or relax, are you doing any of those activities yourself?  It has taken me a long time, pretty much my entire life, to realize how to take care of myself on all levels. I am now beginning to practice what I preach. Below are some helpful tips and resources:

    • Ø  Here is a mini list of Self-Care Practices if you need somewhere to start from.
    • Ø  If you are interested in therapy or a similar service you can search for the best one for you here. Remember that annual doctor and dentist appointments, messages, and chiropractor visits all count as self-care too.
    • Ø  You can find a number of different types of journals! So, if you are just a notebook journaler, great, check out some apps that provide a daily prompt (Paperblanks, Day One, Journey) or get creative and cut up prompts to pick from a jar. Or you can invest in one of these interactive journals, Start Where You Are or I Am Here Now.

    This is all just something to think about, mostly because I have been a lot lately. Again, no matter how you are doing prevention work we do our best when we are overall healthy and cared for.


  • April 07, 2017 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is here again! This year MNCASA developed a Minnesota-specific SAAM toolkit. Here you will find printable event posters, postcards, and a twibbon (which is a social media badge for you tech challenged folks like me :) Many of you have probably been busy at work planning your events. SAAM is a great time to make your services known, to reach out to the media, to host fundraising efforts, and to celebrate your organization with open houses.

     

    It is also an opportunity to talk about reducing sexual violence and promote your prevention efforts. This year's SAAM theme is Engaging New Voices. As the National Sexual Violence Resource Center points out:

     

    "During Sexual Assault Awareness Month survivors and advocates engage the greater community in prevention efforts. We know that one month isn’t enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence. But the attention April generates is an opportunity to energize and expand prevention efforts. There’s no better way to expand the scope of SAAM than by reaching out to a broader audience.

     

    That’s why Engaging New Voices is the theme of the 2017 SAAM campaign. Because we can’t reach everyone. But we can identify key leaders who will -- leaders whose influence is necessary in achieving cultural change not just in April, but all year long."

     

    Check out how one of your fellow programs is embracing this year's theme:

     

    "As an agency that provides sexual violence victim advocacy in five different rural counties, our goal is to have a coordinated campaign with consistent messaging throughout those communities. One of the most useful tools at our disposal has been the SAAM Campaign resources put out by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. 

     

    This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices” is something that really resonated within our agency. Over the last year, our agency has embraced primary prevention as a key to changing the culture for generations to come. The 2017 NSVRC materials will help us promote that within our communities. The materials are comprehensive, professional, and come in English and Spanish. These materials provide talking points that we will utilize as we have conversations throughout our communities- on college campuses, in churches, at schools, on our airwaves and through print media as well. This year, we also took advantage of the postcards that NSVRC put together.  We will also continue to use the artwork for a window cling that NSVRC put together for a campaign several years ago.

      

    During April, we will be hosting our 11th Annual “Hope for Tomorrow” Gala, a large fundraising and awareness event.  We will also be participating in Health Fairs on College Campuses, at community events hosted by Chamber of Commerce organizations and Child Protection Teams.  We will be engaging in further conversations with school administrators, training teachers and human service professionals, talking with students about healthy relationships, and engaging coaches in conversations about how to be positive role models. "

    Kasey Baker, Community Outreach at Safe Avenues in Willmar    

     

     

    We are always excited to hear how you are embracing SAAM. If you have SAAM plans you would like shared, please email me, at hlaniado@mncasa.org and I will be happy to pass it on! 

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