The ANDVSA Training Project provides training and technical assistance to advocacy programs and partner organizations.
- Training resources for both the public and ANDVSA member and affiliate programs
- Basic and advanced training for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, both online and in-person
- Technical assistance and resource development for ANDVSA member and affiliate programs
- Specialized training on domestic violence, sexual assault, and multiple abuse issues for advocates, community agencies, and law enforcement
Specifically, ANDVSA offers:
- Calendar of both ANDVSA and national webinars and trainings
- On-line course on Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for advocates and for the public
- In-person trainings for advocates and partner agencies
- Training webinars for our members, affiliates and partner agencies
- Resources including publications, webinar recordings, and helpful websites
To request training and/or technical assistance, please use the form below.
Our featured resource is Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma- A Tool Kit to Help Advocates and Community Partners Better Serve People With Multiple Issues. To access this resource in English, click here, for the Spanish version; Materiales Efectivos, En Español; click here.
For questions about our Training Project, please contact Ariel Herman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ANDVSA at (907) 586-3650.
ANDVSA provides legal support statewide to advocates who are guiding victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through the civil and criminal justice system. We providing training, technical assistance and resources including:
- Provide technical assistance to domestic violence and sexual assault advocates on issues such as custody, safe visitation, divorce, child support, and protection orders;
- Publish and update the Alaska Women’s Legal Right’s Handbook, brochures on Full Faith and Credit, and Alaska and Federal gun laws;
- Publish and update a Legal Advocacy Training Curriculum, and an Essential Starter Kit and Resource binder for new advocates;
- Conduct outreach and site visits to domestic violence and sexual assault programs in rural parts of Alaska;
- Assist domestic violence and sexual assault programs develop model policies and protocols in dealing with issues such as protecting the confidentiality of victim communications, subpoenas, arrest warrants, and shelter records;
- Conduct regional and statewide trainings for legal advocates and Alaska attorneys;
- Provide webinar trainings for legal advocates throughout the year;
- Maintain a web site for legal advocates with helpful links to access resources.
ANDVSA’s Pro Bono Program provides case representation and information and referral to victims who need help with civil matters including (but not limited to) family law, housing law, and consumer issues. We work with trained legal advocates statewide who refer the cases to us. We utilize both staff attorneys and volunteer attorneys to handle our cases. To this end we:
- Develop a network of pro bono attorneys to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault;
- Provide training and mentoring to participating pro bono attorneys on family law and domestic violence issues;
- Continually update a forms bank and practice manual on family law issues and domestic violence.
- If you are a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking please click here to learn more about this program.
- The legal information and referral hotline is available for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who want basic information about their legal rights and options and referral information from an attorney. Follow the link to see a full calendar and get more information.
What is Prevention?
Primary prevention, or stopping violence before it starts, is a simple enough concept on the surface, but to be able to successfully implement prevention strategies in your community, it is helpful to understand the concepts that drive prevention. ANDVSA has many resources and training materials focused on primary prevention.
Preventing Violence and Promoting Respect in Alaska
We learn respect from many places and people in our lives, therefore it takes many people working together to model, teach, and create communities that promote respect in relationships. By building communities of respect together we can stop violence before it ever starts. The full Pathways to Prevent Domestic Violence: A Plan for Alaska 2010 – 2016 can be viewed by clicking the photo on the left. By clicking on the photo on the right, you can access Pathways, 2015.
On the prevention pages you will be able to find out more about the Pathways to Prevention Statewide Steering Committee, Statewide Campaigns, and what you can do to get involved. You will also find links to the prevention efforts of men, women, youth, professionals, domestic violence and sexual assault programs, parents, and other community members.
Learn more by clicking the links below:
- Community Prevention
- Pathways State-wide Prevention
- Engaging Youth (Stand Up Speak Up Alaska campaign)
- Engaging Men (Alaska Men Choose Respect campaign)
- Engaging Parents (Talk Now Talk Often AK campaign)
- School-Based Prevention
- Addressing Root Causes of Violence