Best Practices for Rural Collaboration – GREAT BEND – July 2023

Best Practices for Rural Engagement

Audience: KCSDV member program advocates and staff, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, mental health professionals, child advocacy center staff, and other professionals who work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

Date & Time:

Friday, July 28, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (on your own)
Materials will be provided.


Great Bend Public Library
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, KS 67530


This training will provide advocates and allies with best practices for rural collaboration development, including best practices for Coordinated Community Response (CCRs) and Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs).

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence, and trauma-informed practices for working with survivors.
  • Describe special considerations and barriers when serving rural survivors.
  • Describe the importance of collaboration.
  • Identify and apply best practices for rural collaboration development, CCRs, and SARTs
  • Identify resources for survivors of sexual and domestic violence


Shirley Fessler
Director of Outreach and Accessibility or 785-232-9784

Annabelle Arndt
Rural Sexual Assault Project Coordinator or 785-232-9784


Fee: no cost

Registration Deadline:
Friday, July 21, 2023

How to Register:
To register, create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.”

If you need assistance registering, contact


We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact or call 785-232-9784. Request should be made at least 14 business days prior to the training.


Government rate available at:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Great Bend
3821 10th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530


Annabelle Arndt
Rural Sexual Assault Project Coordinator or 785-232-9784

Teresa Gallegos
Director of Education and Training or 785-232-9784

Sponsored by:

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-WR-AX-0038 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Total Training Hours: 5

BSRB approval for 5 hours of Continued Education Units (CEU)

  • Community Outreach and Engagement
    July 28, 2023
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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