Many organizations greatly benefit from sustained technical assistance as they plan, design, adapt, implement and evaluate SASA! in their communities—please contact us if you are interested! We provide technical assistance in the following ways:
Raising Voices is committed to values-driven technical assistance that fosters safe, ethical programming and partnership. Read more about our principles of technical assistance here.
While we have trained hundreds of colleagues and activists on SASA! over the years, a select few have deeply engaged in the programming and receive ongoing support from Raising Voices. They are accredited technical assistance providers. If you are looking for a technical assistance provider or consultant skilled in SASA!, please see this list. We strongly encourage selecting from this pool.
There are three types of accreditation for providing training or technical support on SASA! that build on each other: SASA! trainer, SASA! implementation support provider and SASA! adaptation support provider. Of these, an adaptation support provider has the most rigorous accreditation, including accreditation for training and implementation support.
Certificates are provided to each person accredited in SASA! These indicate the type of accreditation and the time frame for which their accreditation is valid. Feel free to request certificates, as well as check with Raising Voices for an updated list of providers prior to hiring. Logistics, time frames, rates for services and reporting requirements are negotiated directly between the host organization and the technical assistance providers.
SASA! trainers are accredited to offer the SASA! phase training on at least one phase. Providers accredited as SASA! trainers have the following qualifications:
SASA! trainers are accredited only for the phases of SASA! on which they have attended training. Note that the trainer accreditation does not by itself indicate experience implementing or adapting SASA!; it simply indicates the ability to successfully facilitate training modules.
SASA! implementation support providers are accredited to train others on SASA! and have all the qualifications required of SASA! trainers, as well as the following:
SASA! implementation support providers are accredited only for the phases of SASA! on which they have implementation experience.
People accredited as SASA! adaptation support providers are accredited to train others on SASA! and provide implementation support, as well as have the following qualifications:
Accredited technical assistance providers receive ongoing mentoring and training from Raising Voices to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest skills and SASA!-related ideas. If you are interested in becoming an accredited technical assistance provider, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us a message!
When I joined SASA!…I did not think it would change my life to this level. I have gained confidence, and I now believe in myself. I do not fear like I used to. I now speak out and am able to reach out to others experiencing violence without blaming them. Now, I am able to talk about things that affect my relationship. SASA! has changed my life. …I’m proud to be a SASA! activist.