Attendance at this training is offered at no cost as part of our commitment to making this virtual and in-person Summit as accessible as possible.
Join us virtually via zoom or in-person in Anchorage at the BP Energy Center. Please note: Space is limited for in-person attendance and registrations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
This statewide summit examines the connections between intergenerational healing for Alaskans through the lens of community support and engagement. We will explore the effects of historical trauma, colonization, and other social determinants of health; and how cultural responsiveness, peer support, harm reduction, organizational transformation, and an interdisciplinary approach to service provision brings healing to providers, the communities they serve, and all survivors.
This experience will give providers, organizations, and communities new tools and understanding for self-healing, practice transformation, organizational transformation, and interdisciplinary connections. Communities working together support wellness for past, present, and future generations.
This training features Alaskan leaders in transformational services and speakers from the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health: Carole Warshaw, Gabriela Zapata-Alma, and Cathy Cave.
This training is recommended for those who work in the areas of domestic violence / sexual assault, addiction / recovery support services, peer support, medical / behavioral health, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, legal services, anyone who provides services to survivors of violence, survivors, and people experiencing challenges with substance use and / or mental health.
The Rural Grant is a 3-year OVW federal grant focusing on the intersection of domestic violence and sexual assault in rural communities awarded to ANDVSA. To support implementation, ANDVSA reached out to the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence who had created a model program for enhancing access to services, relevancy and integration in services, and seamless service delivery as opposed to merely having referral making systems within the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) and substance use. Using the Iowa Coalition model, the Rural Grant Committee sought to “Alaskan-ize” the approach and partner with organizations in Ketchikan and Nome for implementation with the support of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC).
ANDVSA and ANTHC have worked together to provide programs and specialized training for participating organizations in Ketchikan and Nome including the intersections between DV/SA, behavioral health, and substance use. Participating organizations have developed cross-training across services and new integrated services within local programs- i.e., co-facilitated support groups, co-led outreach teams, co-located services, etc. Our Statewide Summit represents the culmination of our first Rural Grant successes, sharing those successes to support integrated services throughout Alaska, and to inspire new directions for personal and organizational transformation and healing. The Rural Grant will continue and partner with new communities for our upcoming grant cycle.
We are grateful for our partner organizations in Ketchikan and Nome who completed interagency cross training, advanced training for staff, who developed new integrated services developed to be culturally responsive to Alaska Native people, and who are sharing their stories with us in this Summit:
Women in Safe Homes (WISH), Ketchikan
Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC)
Norton Sound Health Corporation, Behavioral Health, Nome
Bering Sea Women’s Group (Nome)
Kawerak, Inc. (Nome)
We would also like to thank and recognize our additional partner organizations in Kodiak who completed interagency cross training and advanced training for staff members:
Our in-person training will take place at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, Alaska at:
1014 Energy Ct, Anchorage, AK 99508
ANDVSA has a room block at a discounted rate for the nights of September 6-9. Studio rooms are $279/night and two-bedroom suites are $309/night. Please contact The Residence Inn Midtown Anchorage to add your reservation.
Lunch and coffee service will be provided for in-person attendees. The food service provides no-contact catering and grab-and-go options.
If you have additional questions or accessibility requests, please email Alaskatraining@ANDVSA.org with the subject line, “Accessibility Needs”.
Cancellation due to COVID-19:
The in-person component of the event may be cancelled depending upon the situation with COVID-19 at the time. If it is cancelled, notification will be provided (we could choose a date or just say that we will send out notification) by August 26th and attendance will be possible via online participation on Zoom.
The agenda is subject to change due to uncertainty with COVID-19.
The Rural Grant Committee are committed to a safe in-person meeting. Several elders and community participants who are at risk for serious illness have asked for accommodations. Our decisions around precautions have been guided by these requests as well as following CDC guidelines. Our goal is to hold community needs with equity as the norm.
For the safety of our presenters, their families, our elders, and each other, we ask registrants to show proof of vaccination and remain masked except when eating or drinking. We recommend the virtual training option for those who are unable to be vaccinated or wear masks.
Additionally, please do not attend the in-person training if:
– You have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting for test results.
– You have been directly exposed to COVID-19 within the past 5 days.
As of July 25, 2022, Anchorage’s COVID-19 Community Level is listed as “High.” The CDC recommends that persons attending gatherings “wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk (including in K-12 schools and other community settings).” View the CDC’s guidance on gatherings here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/gatherings.html.
If you have questions or comments about our precautions, safety concerns or our safety plan, please email Alaskatraining@ANDVSA.org .