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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training

Tuesday, March 19 - Friday, March 22 2024
The Lakefront Hotel, 4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training is an advanced 4-day course which offers an in-depth and multi-disciplinary approach to statewide sexual assault response, 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.

Who is eligible to attend this training?

Eligibility for this training is limited to the following:
Members of active SART Teams (victim advocates, nurses/forensic examiners, law enforcement, prosecutors and paralegals), 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.

Where will this training take place?

This training will take place in 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 by CDVSA. 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 is the training?

March 19-22, 2024. Training will begin at 8:00 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 as completing one on-line training segment prior to the start of in-person training (approx. 1 hour).

To apply to attend, please click here

The application period will be open until Friday, January 26, 2024.
For questions, please contact Katie TePas, AST at, (907) 538-4845 or Meredith McDaniel-Stroh, AST at, (907) 444-2850
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.

Aana and (APSC) Alaska Police Standards Council credits are offered with full participation.
Funding for this training is provided by Grant number VAWA 15JOVW-21-GG-00546-STOP, awarded to the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.


Building Effective Prevention Programs Through Meaningful Partnerships

Alaska's Primary Prevention Virtual Summit, January 24-26, 2023 

Alaska's annual prevention summit brings in community teams to highlight state and local efforts to reduce and ultimately prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, and other social and health-related challenges. The event is sponsored by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, in partnership with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the Department of Education and Early Development, and the Department of Public Health: Women’s, Children's, and Family Health Division. There is no cost for participation, but registrants will need internet access and a computer with audio and video capability, although accommodations can be made for those who need to participate by phone.

Register here by Tuesday, January 3, 2023

If you have technical questions about attending the virtual summit, contact Brianna Crane at For all other questions, contact Danielle Redmond,

Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

This 30-hour, rolling admission, online course is designed to increase understanding of the ways in which domestic violence and sexual assault impact our world, our communities, and our personal lives. Students who complete it earn 3 continuing education credits.
The course will equipe anyone interested in understanding the challenges and opportunities in serving survivors of interpersonal violence or sexual assault including:

  • Advocacy & social work professionals

  • Medical personnel

  • Law enforcement officers

  • Legal professionals

For more information or to register, visit: ANDVSA Online Course - ANDVSA

The Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy (ACFTA)

The Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy is designed for nurses and health care professionals who seek to provide evidence-based and trauma-informed care to victims of violence. It is a partnership between the Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, the UAA College of Health, and the Alaska Nurses Association. 

The course consists of 20-25 hours of independent online learning followed by 20-25 hours of live, virtual training delivered over the course of 3 days utilizing Zoom. The course is provided at no charge. 

Upcoming live (virtual) training, May 9-11, 2023. The online independent portion of the training must be completed 2 days prior to attending a live session.

Click here for the ACFTA flyer. 
Click here for an FAQ about the training academy. 

Register for the online training at

Questions can be directed to Angelia Trujillo, UAA School of Nursing, at