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
Become a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner: 40-hour Adult/Adolescent Course
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. 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. Learn more by clicking the link above.
Upon completion of all course requirements, course participants will be able to use the Certificate of Completion for certification purposes as SAFENY with NYS DOH.
SAFE TeleSAFE / Telemedicine Seminar
Free monthly sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) expert seminar series.
This seminar, Nancy Harris, NP, will present on this innovative telemedicine program designed to provide comprehensive care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to victims of sexual assault or abuse who are taken to hospitals that do not have their own SAFE program or lack capacity. This presenter will discuss:
- What TeleSAFE is and how it works
- The program’s history and unprecedented growth in 2023
- TeleSAFE in hospitals with no SAFE nurses
- How TeleSAFE complements an existing SAFE program
- How to bring TeleSAFE to your community
There will be a Q&A at the end of the training.