SAFESTARs complete a United States Department of Justice (Office on Violence Against Women) approved 40-hour, intensive training course delivered by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), lawyers, Native community health experts, advocates, traditional healers, and experts on tribal governance and community organizing.
The 40-hour course covers emergency First Aid (utilizing the American Heart Association's curriculum); anatomy; an overview of the prevalence, dynamics and responses to the epidemic of sexual violence in American Indian/Alaska Native communities; forensic evidence collection; health care referrals; confidentiality; federal and tribal sexual assault laws; service referrals; and community outreach.
The curriculum incorporates many of the same components of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certification course, but is designed for qualified laypersons in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The SAFESTAR course is delivered on-site and is free of charge to American Indian/ Alaska Native communities that have successfully completed an application process through the Southwest Center for Law and Policy and the Office on Violence Against Women.
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The Southwest Center For Law And Policy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people.
SWCLAP works with the Office on Violence Against Women to develop and deliver trainings throughout the country.
SWCLAP is the Parent Organization of the: