The Alliance’s signature training program Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Training Institute (SAFETI) is the largest New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH)-certified training program for licensed emergency department and medical professionals in New York State. SAFETI is a training program based in New York City that is open to all licensed doctors, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The SAFE Training Institute trains staff of organizations aiming to improve their services for survivors of sexual assault. We are the only organization to offer a pediatrics course in NYC. The Alliance also develops and provides tailored trainings for a variety of human service organizations who wish to address the issue of sexual violence.
Examples of requested trainings:
- Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care
- The Neurobiology of Trauma
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Sexual Violence and Acute Care Treatment
January Mock Trial Simulation Course
This course, to be held January 30th, prepares Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners for providing expert testimony in criminal court. Using a combination of information and a presentation of fact pattern, participants will learn about the process of testifying in court. There will be an opportunity to practice skills during training.
The objectives of this course address the development of skillful assessment techniques, thorough understanding of the dynamics of rape and intimate partner violence and the mechanics of injury which provide a solid foundation for working with survivors. Although the curriculum prioritizes the importance of the victim’s treatment and recovery, it also recognizes the importance of evidence collection, objective documentation and the need to provide testimony based on professional experience. This course combines the knowledge and expertise of a nationally and internationally recognized faculty with a variety of educational methods to give participants the maximum opportunity for professional growth in this advanced practice role.