Training & Technical Assistance
Monsoon provides technical assistance and training through the National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (“NAPIESV”), a program under Monsoon, to help establish or improve sexual assault services at organizations working with Asian and Pacific Islander communities as well as provide technical assistance on organizational development for immigrant- and refugee-led organizations, especially those that are newly established or less than 5 years old. Monsoon and NAPIESV also are consultants for the Department of Justice Office’s Office on Violence Against Women’s Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) Project, which seeks to address the challenges victim services programs face in reaching sexual assault victims/survivors by offering resources, support and tools tailored specifically for those programs.
Monsoon has also collaborated with the National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) in working with API victims of sexual violence at a number of OVW trainings for culturally specific organizations. At SCESA’s request, Monsoon has presented and led workshops at SCESA-organized conferences. Monsoon also is part of the network of the California-based Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (formerly Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence), a national resource center on gender-based violence in API communities. In addition, Monsoon also provided technical assistance to other culturally-specific programs across the country, such as the Prevention Institute, Casa de Esperanza and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), on violence prevention and mobile multilingual advocacy. The organization has made referrals and provided resources to API organizations nationwide seeking assistance for victims traveling to Iowa or neighboring states as well.