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Training Opportunities and Announcements

To register for the ACFTA go to:  Select the Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy, add it to the cart, and register for the site as well as the online portion of this academy.  The online course will run continuously. For additional information:  ACFTA flyer and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Travel Scholarship Applications are now available. Please read the instructions and requirements for a travel scholarship within the application. Requests for a travel scholarship should be submitted at least 3-weeks in advance to allow time for review, approval and calculation of the amount of funding available. The on-line portion of this training must be completed in-full prior to attending the 3-day
in-person training.

This nursing Continuing Education (CE) activity is jointly provided by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), the UAA College of Health, and the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA)

SA Investigation 2020 Online Summer Training Flyer

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.


Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

This 30-hour online course is designed to increase understanding of the ways in which domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) impact out world, our communities, and our personal lives. The course is facilitated by the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, a statewide DV/SA coalition. Topics include an overview of DV and SA, the impact of DV on children, trauma informed care, mandated reporting of child and vulnerable adult abuse, confidentiality, protective orders, safety planning, historical trauma, crisis and suicide intervention, and vicarious trauma. For more information go to:




NVAA trainings provide an intensive, interactive learning experience to develop your professional skills and knowledge. OVC TTAC delivers NVAA trainings using a blended learning approach—a combination of highly interactive, self-paced training and collaborative, facilitated webinars. They are free of charge and led by national subject matter experts.