Advocacy Basics Course
This in-person 40-hour training is for new advocates to cover training requirements for DV/SA programs. It is also a chance for new advocates to meet other advocates from around the state. If you are unable to attend this in-person training, please check out our on-line course that covers similar material. Next dates for this in-person Advocacy Basics Course are to be determined. Please check back!
This in-person conference for advocates is usually a couple days long and so is often combined with other in-person trainings. The goal of this conference 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. Next training dates are to be determined. Please check back!
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. For more information, please click here.
Full Lives Training
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 April. More details for Full Lives 2015 to come.
Periodically, ANDVSA partners with other organizations to host trainings. 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.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline, in partnership with ANDVSA and the Office of Violence Against Women, will be joining us in Anchorage at the BP center on September 22-24, 2014 to host an advocacy training. This two and a half day advocacy training will cover topics like: Domestic Violence and Trauma/Crisis Intervention; domestic violence, children and custody; how to address challenging callers; safety planning; domestic violence and pregnancy; safety planning; working with people with disabilities; compassion fatigue and fostering resilience; sexual violence; technology safety and how to use technology to build stronger connections in Alaska. This training is intended for more experienced advocates at both our member and affiliate programs. For more information on this training, including registration, please contact Electra Gardinier, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANDVSA Training Project staff can provide training and technical assistance on-site for our member and affiliate 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: