Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. (AWARE) in partnership with the University of Alaska - Southeast will host The Vagina Monologues in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For more information about this and other SAAM events in Juneau, contact AWARE at 907-586-6623.
This Alaskan version of Take Back the Night is one of many events coordinated by Standing Together Against Rape (STAR) for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For a full calendar of SAAM events in the Anchorage area, contact STAR at 907-279-7279
In cooperation with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, The LeeShore Center in Kenai, Alaska will host a Sexual Assault Awareness Candlelight Vigil. For more information about this and other SAAM events in the Kenai area, please contact The LeeShore Center. 907-283-9479
Last March, Alaskans joined together to take action and end Alaska’s epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault. Eighteen communities joined together for “Choose Respect” rallies and marches with a message of hope and healing for the many who have suffered from these crimes. The work begun in 2010 has given more Alaskans the courage to speak and the strength to act. On March 31st, Alaska is once again launching statewide “Choose Respect” events – and the Governor issued a challenge for 40 communities to join the cause and stand together in 2011. Together, Alaskans will take back some ground for safer Alaska homes and stronger families.
With a focus on crisis intervention rather than long-term counseling, this 2-day training will deepen your understanding of sexual assault and the major roles of an advocate/counselor. This training is designed primarily for sexual assault advocates/counselors who are volunteers or staff at rape crisis centers. Others who may benefit include nurses, physicians, law enforcement ofﬁcers, and professional counselors who do not have speciﬁc sexual assault training. Through case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises, you will build the basic skills necessary to provide competent, effective crisis intervention services to sexual assault victims/survivors effectively and sensitively. Specifically, you will:
Define your role in relation to others working as part of a sexual assault response team.
Learn how to respond to a crisis call reporting recent sexual assault.
Develop a "toolkit" of crisis intervention techniques to support recovery from sexual assault.
Formulate a personalized self-care plan to prevent burnout.
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