The Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy (ACFTA)

May 9, 2023—May 11, 2023
All Day


Alaska is Hurting:

  • 75% of Alaskans have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.
  • Alaska’s rate of child mistreatment is 69.3% higher than the national average.
  • The Alaska rate for elder physical abuse is 2.4 times the national rate.
  • Elder psychological abuse is 1.6 times higher than the national rate.
  • An assault occurs in Alaska every hour.

Despite the state’s high level of violence, many areas of the state lack the ability to document and collect medical evidence to help protect victims of crime. With the ACFTA’s accessible training, you can learn how to provide trauma-informed, evidence-driven care to help increase the safety of our communities.

The Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy is designed for nurses and healthcare professionals who seek to provide evidence-based and trauma-informed care to victims of violence. It is a partnership between the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, the UAA College of Health, and the Alaska Nurses Association.

The course consists of 20-25 hours of independent online learning followed by 20-25 hours of live, virtual training delivered over the course of 3 days utilizing Zoom. The course is provided at no charge. The online independent portion of the training must be completed at least 2 days prior to attending a live session.

Register for Part 1: Online Training

Register for Part 2: Live Session

This nursing Continuing Education (CE) activity is jointly provided by: the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), the UAA College of Health, and the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA). The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

For more information, please contact: Angelia Trujillo, UAA School of Nursing, at

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