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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Learn about trainings, webinars, events, and resources for professionals responding
to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native people.

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we present relevant educational opportunities to tribal community providers that may be helpful in your process to help victims of sexual assault. We strive to find new strategies for delivering training needs for complex circumstances being in remote communities for tribal health care providers, victim advocates, health aides, tribal courts, prosecutors, and other providers serving American Indians and Alaska Natives, and addressing the challenges victims face in tribal communities.

 

Here are upcoming webinars relevant to advocates and providers who wish to learn more in this field, or keep your knowledge current. These webinars may not offer CEUs and/or credits. See our Training pages as there may be more relevant training opportunities that meet your needs.

Upcoming Webinars, Trainings and Events

 December

Using Experts for Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Violence Cases
Hosted by IAFN's FASTta project

 

​Date: December 10, 2021

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: Jonathan H. Kurland, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas

Sexual violence cases often present evidentiary questions and issues that are not in easily understood without the assistance of someone with specialized knowledge, training, and/or experience. This can involve challenges to understanding the presence or absence of medical evidence, the impact of toxicology on the human body, as well as the effects of trauma and the range of individual responses to sexual violence.

 

Experienced professionals familiar with the effects of trauma and the range of individual responses to trauma can provide judges and juries with the necessary context to ensure that they are making informed decisions based on the evidence. If left unexplained at trial, these misconceptions can severely impact the outcome of a case.

This presentation will focus the use of experts that respond to sexual violence. Discussion will include utilizing testimony from law enforcement, advocacy, and forensic nurses/SANEs. Further discussion will include topics such as the medical forensic exam; strengths and limitations of medical evidence; educating factfinders about the range of victim behaviors and responses; lack of injury; and toxicology issues related to the investigation and prosecution of sexual violence cases.

Register here.

Unity Meeting 2021: Increasing the Safety of Alaska Native Women
Hosted by Alaska Native Women's Resource Center (AKNWRC)

 

​Date: December 10, 2021

Time: 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Eastern

This virtual event will provide updates from the last year. Alaska Native village-based advocates/victim services, tribal leadership and community members are encouraged to attend.

Register here.