Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training
March 14-17, 2023
NOTE: If you were accepted into the canceled November 2022 training there is no need to reapply. You will be contacted to confirm your participation in March.
WHAT: Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team training, sponsored by the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in partnership with the Alaska State Troopers, State of Alaska Department of Law, the Alaska Nurses Association, the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center.
WHERE: Anchorage, Alaska. There is no registration fee and CDVSA will cover travel and lodging costs for accepted applicants traveling from greater than 50 miles from the training site. Per diem is not covered. After being accepted into the training, participants will be informed about how to arrange travel and lodging in order to have those costs covered. Please await instructions on booking travel/lodging.
WHEN: March 14-17, 2023. Training will begin at 8 am and end at 5:00 pm each day, with lunch and breaks scheduled. Attending the 4 full days of training is mandatory as well a completing one on-line training segment prior to the start of in-person training (approx. 1 hour).
Continuing Medical Education credits and (APSC) Alaska Police Standards Council credits are offered with full participation.
Who is eligible to participate in this training? Members of active SAR Teams (advocates, nurses/forensic examiners, law enforcement, prosecutors, and paralegals) across the state of Alaska including those without a full team in their community but who respond to sexual assault reports and coordinate with teams in other communities to provide a full continuum of care to victims.
What is SART? A Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a multidisciplinary interagency team consisting of victim advocates, law enforcement officers, forensic examiners (such as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners), crime lab personnel, and prosecutors. The team provides a coordinated, efficient, and supportive response to persons who have been sexually assaulted that focuses on the victim’s needs and choices. The team’s response is designed to reduce the trauma of a sexual assault by providing victim-centered advocacy, care, and services, and to increase the likelihood that assaults can be successfully prosecuted.
SART training objectives include:
Learning to treat victims/survivors with dignity, respect, and empathy
Learning the roles of each of the disciplines in the SAR Team
Learning assault response options and processes
Learning discipline-related skills for responding to a SART call
Building relationships with individuals from the other disciplines within your geographic area to lay the foundation for effective working relationships
Contact Lorraine Willis , ANDVSA Sexual Assault Response Specialist, (907) 465-7702, firstname.lastname@example.org
SART trainings are sponsored by the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in partnership with the Alaska State Troopers, State of Alaska Department of Law, the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA), the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, and the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center. AaNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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THIS TRAINING TOOL SHOWS HOW A SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM WORKS TOGETHER