Sexual Assault Response Team Training
This multidisciplinary training prepares advocates, law enforcement, medical providers, and prosecutors to handle sexual assault cases in victim-centered ways as a team. This training is usually held twice annually in March and November. For more information, please click here.
Full Lives Conference
The Full Lives Conference features national and Alaskan experts on key issues that affect direct service staff and the people they support. Presentations are provided on a wide variety of topics, allowing attendees to choose sessions based on their personal and professional interests such as: Promoting Healthy Relationships, Person-centered Best Practices, Honoring Cultural Diversity, Stress Management, Climbing the Career Ladder, and Community Inclusion Strategies. Full Lives draws a wide range of attendees that provide services in developmental disabilities, behavioral health, traumatic brain injuries, substance abuse/prevention, and senior services; such as case managers, personal care assistants, care coordinators, community advocates, supervisors, and self-advocates. The training is hosted in annually in Anchorage in March/April. ANDVSA provides scholarships for our member programs to attend. For more information, check out their conference website: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/centerforhumandevelopment/fulllives/
This in-person training for advocates is usually combined with other in-person trainings. The goal of this training is to refresh advocates and give them tools for self-care to reduce vicarious trauma and burn out. It’s also a chance to connect with other advocates from around the state.
Advanced Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
This annual in-person training is for ANDVSA member program advocates to learn about more in-depth topics related to working with victims and survivors of sexual assault.
Legal Advocacy Training
This annual in-person training is geared towards learning both basic and advanced legal advocacy knowledge and skills.
Periodically, ANDVSA partners with other organizations to host trainings. We are currently part of a training team offering a multi-disciplinary course on “Recognizing and Responding to Strangulation”. We are providing this course monthly in different regions of the state. Previous trainings including “Understanding Domestic Violence” for Alaska court clerks and for pro bono attorneys, and co-trainings with OCS. Please see below and check our calendar for upcoming trainings. To request training, please fill out the form below.
ANDVSA Training Project staff can provide training and technical assistance on-site for our member programs. These trainings can cover a variety of training topics, as requested by the program. To request a site visit, please use the form below.
To request training and/or technical assistance, please submit the following information: