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Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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This 30-hour online course is designed to increase understanding of the ways in which domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) impact our world, our communities and our individual personal lives to enhance awareness of:

  • historical trauma
  • the impact of violence on children
  • how to deliver trauma-informed services
  • intervention in crisis situations
  • how to help someone who may be suicidal

This course is intended for:

  • advocacy and social work professionals
  • medical personnel
  • law enforcement officers
  • legal professionals
  • students

This course will equip any agency that wants to be aware of the unique challenges and opportunities in serving survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. Students receive 3 CEUs upon completion.

Register online at:
or call: 800-478-6653 x7762 or 907-747-7762

Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)

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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.

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Upcoming SART Trainings

  • FY18 training dates to be announced soon.
    If you need additional information, please contact: Meggie Reinholdt at
    or by phone at 907-465-8938

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.


Upcoming webinars:

  • No webinars are currently scheduled. Please check back for future dates and topics.

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