Training Opportunities and Announcements
Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)
Sexual Assault Response Teams work collaboratively to provide specialized sexual assault intervention services. Teams generally have goals of increasing reporting and conviction of sexual assaults and countering the experience of sexual trauma with a sensitive and competent response. Typically, teams consists advocates, law enforcement officers, forensic examiners such as SANE nurses, crime lab personnel, and prosecutors.
The Sexual Assault Response Team Sustainability and Future Visions committee met in 2011 to provide modifications to the State SART protocols to better serve the interests of victims, their families and the State. The three subcommittees - SART protocols/guidelines, costs of forensic examinations, and measuring success: outcome measures for Alaska's response Ė met separately to draft and revise statewide policies. Alaska will have consistent SART trainings in the Spring and the Fall of each year. In concert with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, the Council has developed protocols for communities interested in having their own SART teams. If you are interested in learning more, please call the Council to find out more information.
Upcoming SART Trainings
- April 5-7, 2017, BP Energy Center, 900 E Benson Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99508
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If you need additional information, please contact: Angela Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prevention Webinar Series
CDVSA in partnership with Strategic Prevention Solutions and prevention colleagues from across the state are hosting a series of webinars to support the growth of community led prevention planning and programming. We held our first webinar this morning.
- 4/2/15 Webinar: Community Readiness Assessment-The Tri Ethnic Centerís Community Readiness Model
- 4/2/15 Webinar Document: Community Readiness Assessment Document -The Tri Ethnic Centerís Community Readiness Model
- 5/7/15 Webinar: How Evaluation Helps Program Planning and Ultimate Success
- 5/7/15 Webinar Slides: Every Day Evaluation
- 5/7/15 Webinar Handouts: Handouts
- 6/4/15 Webinar: Organizational Improvements to Support Community Prevention
- 6/4/15 Webinar Inventory: Inventory of Organizational Changes
- 6/4/15 Webinar Handouts: NSVRC Core Competencies
- No webinars are currently scheduled. Please check back for future dates and topics.
The Council funds a variety of programs through federal STOP Violence Against Women Act Grant funds. This grant funds four key areas in the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault:
- Law enforcement
- Victim services
Recently STOP grant funds awarded to the Council have supported:
- Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training
- A week-long sweep and community policing effort in rural Alaska which led to 15 sex offenders arrests and 10 domestic violence related arrests
- A conference for prosecutors and paralegals about forensic evidence in domestic violence cases
- The Litigating Family Law Cases Involving Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault continuing legal education (LAP) conference
Working with Children Exposed to Trauma in Shelter Settings Training -
May 10-11, 2017
The Working with Children Exposed to Trauma in Shelter Settings Training will take place in Anchorage on May 10 and 11th. This 2-day, interactive training designed for those new to working with children who have experienced violence. Attendees must be shelter-based children advocates and/or advocates working in shelter. This training provides an overview of the effects of trauma on development, behavior manifestations, as well as provides hands-on skills for on-the-job situations. Please note this training is beginner level and not suited for clinicians or counseling staff. Registration information will be available shortly. Two staff per program will be allowed.
Rural Conference Training Materials
- Rural Conference 2009 Agenda
The Rural Conference 2009 Agenda
- Rural Conference 2009 Presenter Bios
A list of Rural Conference 2009 presenters and a brief biography
- Advocating for Alaska Children
A presentation by Cory Bryant, MSW and Margaret Volz, MN, PNP with Alaska CARES: Providence Health & Services
- Domestic Violence and Children: How to strengthen the Mother-Child Relationship After Violence
A presentation by Linda Zinke (Executive Director) and Michelle Zinke (Training and Resource Coordinator) of the Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children.
- Gang Information
A brief look at gang symbols
- Parenting and Recovery
"We are the ancestors of the future" a presentation by Tia M. Holley RHS, AAS, CDCII, NCACI
- Practical Tips for Working with Parents and Children Impacted by Multiple Forms of Abuse (PDF, Large File)
A presentation by Patricia Bland and Tia Holley with several slides adapted from FAS/FAE Strategies for Professionals by Diane Malbin, MSW, Hazelden Educational Materials, 1993, The Key to Drug FreeChildren: Awareness, Elks Magazine, 1998 and Recovery, A Guide for ACOAsby Gravitz & Bowden, 1985.
- Reporting Child Maltreatment
A presentation regarding Alaska State law AS 47.17.020 by the Office of Children's Services
- Train The Trainer: Classroom Materials
Multiple documents which present information and provide worksheets for training trainers.