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Training Opportunities and Announcements


To register for the ACFTA go to: http://alaskanurse.litmos.com/online-courses/.  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)
Office on Violence Against Women logoSexual 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.
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Upcoming SART Trainings

The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) is hosting a Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) training

Where: BP Energy Center, Anchorage, AK
When: March 17-19, 2020. (General Session)
             March 20, 2020 (Optional discipline-specific training day).
             *Exact times may vary, though we anticipate the training to be 8am-5pm each day. 

               Click here for Save The Date Flyer
Who: The CDVSA invites members of active SAR Teams from the communities of Fairbanks, Utqiagvik, Kotzebue, and Nome to participate in this training. Eligibility includes those who may not have 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. This includes advocates, law enforcement, nurses or other medical responders, and prosecutors.
 
Details about travel costs covered by CDVSA are in the registration. Please click on this link for more information about this training and to apply:  https://cdvsa.eventsmart.com.
 
   - SART MOCK CALLOUT VIDEO -
THIS TRAINING TOOL SHOWS HOW A SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM WORKS TOGETHER
 
Please contact Marjorie Hamburger with any questions: marjorie.hamburger@alaska.gov

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: https://www.andvsa.org/onlinecourse/

            





 
 

NATIONAL VICTIM ASSISTANCE ACADEMY

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.


SAMHSA and ACF Information Memorandum on Working at the Intersections of Domestic Violence, Substance Use and Mental Health:

Research; Resources; and Implications for State, Territory, and Tribal DV and DV/SA Coalitions and State FVPSA Administrators

 

It has long been recognized that domestic violence can have significant mental health and substance use-related effects. Yet, the lack of collaboration between systems often leave survivors and their families without ways to address both safety and recovery needs. In order to address these gaps in services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issued an Information Memorandum calling for increased collaboration between domestic violence, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment providers and systems. This webinar will provide an overview of key issues, recommendations and resources highlighted in the Information Memorandum as well as policy-relevant data from two national NCDVTMH surveys - one of DV programs and one of state women’s substance use coordinators. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss policy and practice implications for State, Territory, and Tribal Coalitions and State FVPSA Administrators. 

Webinar will be hosted by NNEDV on Tuesday, April 7th from 5 pm – 6 pm EST and facilitated by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health. 

To register for the webinar, please  click here


NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: WEBINARS
During a public health crisis such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, when public health officials recommend “social distancing” to slow the spread of infection, technology tools may help support shifting to a remote workplace, mobile advocacy, and communicating with survivors. In considering new technology, survivors must be at the center of our decision-making. This is true in ordinary times and must still apply even in a public health crisis. National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Safety Net Project will be hosting 4 webinars to discuss considerations for using digital services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar 1: For Decision-Makers:

Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, March 24: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET | 1:00 – 2:00 PM CT| 12:00 – 1:00 PM MT| 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Meant specifically for organization decision makers, this webinar will dive into the most important pieces we need to consider when implementing technology to communicate with survivors. As programs and communities continue to adjust to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, decisions are being made quickly in regards to how we continue offering support and services to survivors while maintaining social distancing. This webinar will focus specifically on the considerations for digital services to ensure that communication with survivors using technology is upholding confidentiality and privacy. Although the content will be focused for those who are making decisions around technology and services, anyone who is using these technologies are also welcome to join. 

Presenters: Safety Net Senior Technology Specialist, Toby Shulruff (NNEDV); Safety Net Technology Specialist, Corbin Streett (NNEDV); Director of Community Engagement, Laura Penney-Edwards (Safe Passage)

To register, please follow this link

 

Webinar 2: For Decision Makers:

Privacy Matters: Working Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, March 25: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET | 1:00 – 2:00 PM CT| 12:00 – 1:00 PM MT| 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Meant specifically for organization decision makers, this webinar will dive into the most important pieces we need to consider when implementing technology to work remotely. As programs and communities continue to adjust to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, decisions are being made quickly in regards to how we effectively do our jobs while maintaining social distancing. This webinar will explore the tools available for remote work that specifically offer the privacy and security options necessary for programs working with survivors. Although the content will be focused for those who are making decisions around technology and services, anyone who is using these technologies are also welcome to join. 

Presenter: Toby Shulruff (Safety Net, NNEDV); Laura Penney-Edwards (Safe Passage)

To register, please follow this link

  

Webinar 3:  For IT Staff:

Privacy Matters: Working Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, March 27: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT|10:00 – 11:00 AM MT|9:00 – 10:00 AM PT

This webinar will be a dedicated space for IT professionals to discuss how technology needs to be designed and implemented for victim service agencies who are navigating important and strict confidentiality obligations. A seasoned IT professional who has specialized in focusing on victim service programs will respond to questions.

Presenters:  Steven Jenkins (EmpowerDB); Toby Shulruff (Safety Net, NNEDV)

To register, please follow this link.

 

Webinar 4: For Advocates:

Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, March 27: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET | 1:00 – 2:00 PM CT| 12:00 – 1:00 PM MT| 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

This webinar is meant for front-line advocates who are navigating using technology to continue providing support to survivors. Whether answering hotline calls, hosting online support groups, or facilitating a forum discussion; this webinar will look at the challenges and opportunities raised by tele/online-support services. Many of the skills needed are those advocates already have – we’ll look at how the existing skills of empathy and active listening translate to online spaces. We’ll also explore considerations for ensuring informed consent, prioritizing privacy and confidentiality, and maintaining tech security.

Presenters: Corbin Streett (Safety Net, NNEDV); Rachel Gibson (Safety Net, NNEDV), Stacey Sarver (Women’s Law, NNEDV)

To register, please follow this link

 

Each webinar will be recorded and posted at TechSafety.org.

To supplement these webinars, please see our resources specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic, and our entire Digital Services Toolkit in English and in Spanish.
 


NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: BLOG POST
NNEDV has compiled links for all 4 webinars in the Technology Series here: 

Check out our latest blog post explaining some new information and resources regarding video and communication platforms. We have two new handouts (Video Conferencing & Digital Communication Platforms Comparison Chart and Digital Written Consent to Share Information) linked within the blog and are planning for two more to come out by the end of next week.